Friday, December 8, 2017

Sometimes secondary characters deserve a book of their own by Jan Scarbrough

When I wrote the first book in the Montana McKennas series, I needed a character to welcome Brody home. Hank was born. He was a wrangler on the ranch. He had no last name. Turns out, he played the guitar and sang. That’s about the extent of what I knew about him.

Fast forward two more books to Liz. Hank was secretly in love with his employer, the widow Liz McKenna. Who knew? But poor Hank didn’t stand a chance when Chaz arrived from Hollywood.

Sometimes characters deserve their own story. Hank shouldn’t be left without a happily-ever-after ending. So, he gets his own book in 2018!

Before then, Hank needs a last name and a backstory. You will read the beginnings of his backstory in Home for the Holidays: a Christmas short story.


Missing the Montana McKennas?

Find out what happens on the ranch after Chaz and Liz’s marriage. Can Hank overcome a broken heart? Can Ashleigh survive the results of her bad judgement and make a home with her father’s new in-laws?

“They were all one big family, after all. Blended by kinship and friendship. And love.”



4 comments:

  1. So when you first wrote Hank you didn't intend for him to have his own story one day?

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  2. So fun. I love when secondary characters need their own story. Look forward to reading it.

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