Thursday3Some: The Long Road Home by Jan Scarbrough

Today I have an old friend visiting SlingWords. Jan Scarbrough and I were published by Kensington back in the day.

Who Is Jan Scarbrough

Jan, the author of the popular Bluegrass Reunion series, writes heartwarming contemporary romances about home and family, single moms and children, and, if the plot allows, about another passion--horses. Jan is a member of Novelist, Inc., and she has published with Kensington, Five Star, ImaJinn Books, Resplendence Publishing, and Turquoise Morning Press.

Find Jan Scarbrough Online

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Twitter: @romancerider

Blub: The Long Road Home: Brody

Champion bull rider Brody Caldera returns home after his stepfather’s accident only to discover things have changed big time.

When did your write Brody: The Long Road Home (The Montana McKennas)?

Brody is part of the Montana McKenna series with author Maddie James. It’s been in the works for over a year, but I finished the final version in May. Three other books in the series will follow throughout the summer of 2014.

What was the spark that gave you the story idea?

Maddie James asked me to write a romance series with her set in Montana. We brainstormed “what if” ideas and came up with the idea of four siblings in the clan of James McKenna, a Montana rancher. Brody, Callie, Mercer and Parker will have their own books.

Why do readers buy The Long Road Home: Brody?

Many romance readers love stories about modern cowboys. I’ve tried to be as authentic as I can, making my hero a member of the Professional Bull Riders (PBR). I’ve researched the organization and attended several PBR events. Besides, many women just like reading a romance novel.

Buy Links for The Long Road Home: Brody

Amazon Kindle Edition

Takeaway Truth

A little vacation lurks between the covers of a book.


  1. Hi, Joan. It's been a long time since the Kensington days, hasn't it? I love the sound of the series.

    1. Hello, Liz. Yes, it has been a while. I love it when I hear of one of our "sisters" succeeding in the indie world like Jan is doing.

    2. I do, too--not just indie but trad and hybrid as well, because we knew how good those "little books" were and every success proves us right.

      Hi, Jan. I meant to speak to you, too!

    3. Hi Liz and Joan! Thanks for having me, Joan. And Liz, I keep writing those little books. Love them and the happy endings.