How exciting to have Tanner Fortier, the hero from Her Cowboy Hero written by Carolyne Aarsen, a January, 2015 release from Love Inspired Romance .
1. Tanner, tell me the most interesting thing about you.
Don’t know if it’s all that interesting to you all, but I qualified for NFR and am heading to Las Vegas for the Finals in beginning of December. I’ve been working toward this for years.
2. What do you do for fun?
I like just going out on my horse, riding but I haven’t had much time for pleasure riding lately. Most of my time has been focussed on either keeping my mechanic business running and practicing for the NFR. I used to play Scrabble. With Keira, when we used to hang out, but that was a long time ago. We used to make up words.
3. What do you put off doing because you dread it?
Meeting Keira. You’d think I could have gotten over her breaking up with me, but I really loved her. I’ve got to bring her my brother’s saddle to get fixed and I can’t really put it off anymore. I need the saddle to ride in the NFR. I’m doing this all in honour of my dead half-brother, David.
4. What are you afraid of most in life?
Disappointing people. Shouldn’t bug me as much as it does, but I always feel like I have to do the right thing, be the right guy. I was once afraid of losing Keira and then it happened. I guess I got through it, but I don’t want anything like that to happen to me again.
5. What is the most important thing to you?
Right now, winning this NFR so I can bring the buckle and my brother’s saddle to my step-mom, David’s mom. I figure it’s a small way of making up for the fact that David died while we were together.
6. Do you read books? If so, what is your favorite type of book?
Not much for reading. Too busy being on the move I guess.
7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I think I would lose the feeling that I have to figure everything out. I know I need to trust that God will work out his will in my life, but it’s hard when I’m trying so hard to fix everything that happened - everything that went wrong.
8. Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet?
Used to have a dog years ago, but since Dad died and left the ranch to my step-mom I don’t live there anymore. I don’t figure it’s fair to have a dog when you can’t be around enough to take care of him.
9. If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why?
I’d go back to that day that Keira took off without telling me why. I’d run after her this time and find out why. That’s what I’d do.