Reuniting with the Cowboy by Shannon Taylor Vannatter

Me with my cupToday we welcome award-winning author, Shannon Taylor Vannatter, to discuss her latest release, Reuniting with the Cowboy.

Hello, Shannon! How long have you been writing?

Shannon: Seventeen years.

Why did you choose to write in your particular field or genre?

ShannonI started out writing romantic suspense. But they were heavy on the romance and I stunk at action and fight scenes. After about 2 years, badly written books, and 102 rejections, I attended a conference. The speaker said that whatever genre you enjoy reading most is probably the genre you should write. Duh. It was romance. Once I made the switch and studied the craft, the words flowed out.

What are some of the references you used while researching your book?

ShannonI questioned my vet while he gave my pets their annual shots and watched Dr Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet. Also my dad has always had cattle, so I picked his brain too.

For the medical detail, my husband’s aunt and a man in our church both had the same condition as my character. I knew their stories and looked up the rest on a medical site online.

What did you enjoy most about writing this book?

ShannonThe animals. I’m an avid pet lover.

What do your plans for future projects include?

ShannonI’m currently writing the 3rd book in this series. It’s set in Bandera, Texas at a rustic log furniture store. There’s a 4th book also and then I need to write up more proposals for future books. They’re all in my head, just have to get them on paper.

Thanks for taking time to speak with us, Shannon!

Giveaway details: Comment to enter the drawing for a copy of Reuniting with the Cowboy. Ten copies will be split among names drawn during the blog tour from Sept 1 – 27. One winner will receive a Noah’s Ark themed memory board personally crafted by the author. Winners will be revealed on the author’s blog on Oct 8th.

Animal memory boardFollow the tour: Sept 1:

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The Cowboy Next Door 

A charming cowboy moving in next door shouldn’t be bad Reuniting with the Cowboy covernews. But veterinarian Ally Curtis knows Cody Warren—she’d never forget the boy who left her when she needed him most. Cody is doing everything he can to show his beautiful neighbor he’s not the wild bull rider he once was, from helping her find homes for her beloved strays, to protecting her when her business is threatened. But Cody has a secret that keeps him from fully reaching out. Yet as they continue to work together to promote her shelter, he can’t keep himself from hoping that Ally might have a home for him…in her heart.

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Me with my cupAward winning, central Arkansas author, Shannon Taylor Vannatter is a stay-at-home mom/pastor’s wife. She once climbed a mountain wearing gold wedge-heeled sandals which became known as her hiking boots.

 She has twelve published titles and is contracted for three more. Her books are available at,,,, and Learn more about Shannon and her books at and check out her real life romance blog at with weekly book giveaways.

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11 thoughts on “Reuniting with the Cowboy by Shannon Taylor Vannatter

  1. Hey DK. My local writers group got me that cup the last time I taught a writing lesson there. I love it. I keep it on my desk. He is a charming cowboy and I had fun writing his story.

  2. The research you do for your books sounds fun and I like the setting for your next book too. I would love to read Reuniting with the Cowboy.

  3. Setting a series in Bandera was a no-brainer for me, Maryann. My husband’s step mother lives about 15 minutes from there. So when we visit her, we always go to Bandera to eat or flea market. For my characters’ vocations, I always try to find an expert. The most research I ever had to do was for my rodeo series.

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