Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Blessings and Book Ideas

Rhonda Gibson here:

You know that moment when you know you are truly blessed? Well, today I feel that way. I love that Love Inspired publishes historical romances. The month of June is when Pony Express Hero comes out. And, I'm blessed to share the bookshelves with these other three books.





I've had the pleasure of reading other books by Janet, Karen and Lily and know their books are great! So I'll be buying all three when they show up at my Walmart. It is a blessing to be in such great company.

I'm also blessed that I come across such interesting things that bring about the ideas for my books. The idea for Pony Express Hero came when I read an article about a hugh Texas ranch and how the owner died leaving his daughter in charge of the ranch. The author of the article jokingly wrote, "I wonder if she had a hard time finding an honest husband?" That question got my brain to thinking and soon Pony Express Hero was born.

If you are a writer/author, how did you come up with the basic idea for your current book?
If you are a reader, have you come across any ideas that you'd like to see as the basic idea in one of our books? Inquiring minds want to know.



20 comments:

Michelle Matney said...

It's interesting to hear how writers come up with ideas for their stories. I can't wait to read Pony Express Hero and the other June releases!

Rhonda Gibson said...

Thanks Michelle for stopping by!

Kimberly Mort said...
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Kimberly Mort said...

I've thought since my grandmother's passing that their love story would make a great story to read. In looking forward to reading your new story Pony Express Hero the second in the saddle and spurs story line. Thanks Rhonda love your writing style.

Rhonda Gibson said...

Thanks Kimberly :D

Stacy said...

The ideas for my stories come from the strangest places. Usually some type of question bouncing around in my head that I way over think about. Lol I can't wait for Pony Express!

Mary Alford said...

Rhonda, I love hearing how other authors come up with ideas. For me, I can hear something on TV or read about something that's happened and that sparks my imagination and I start to formulate a story from there.

Pony Express sounds terrific. Good luck with the release.

Debby Mayne said...

I'll look for your book, Rhonda! It sounds great!

I get ideas for my books from all kinds of places--conversations I overhear when I'm out and about, the news, church sermons, etc.

Janet Lee Barton said...

Looking forward to seeing these stories on the shelves, Rhonda! And tomorrow, my post tells how the Boardinghouse Betrothal idea came to me, so I won't give it away now. :) But similar to you and others, it's usually by something I've read or heard about--that interests me and keeps coming to mind until I know I have to write about it.

Janetta Messmer said...

My debut novel, Early Birds, came when our dog told us to quit our jobs, sell everything, buy an RV and hit the road. We did. Thought it was such a good idea that I fictionalized it, added another couple and off they went.

Janetta Messmer said...

My debut novel, Early Birds, came when our dog told us to quit our jobs, sell everything, buy an RV and hit the road. We did. Thought it was such a good idea that I fictionalized it, added another couple and off they went.

Rhonda Gibson said...

Thanks Mary.

I do the same thing! My imagination often runs wild when I watch tv or read a research book :)

Rhonda Gibson said...

Thanks Debby, It's amazing where an idea will be sparked from. I was standing in line one day and heard a man's voice and his accent and an idea hit me for that man's story. Loved his voice.

Rhonda Gibson said...

Hi Janet! I'm excited to see our books sitting side by side on the shelves!

Rhonda Gibson said...

Janetta, your books sounds fun :)

Scraproni: Adventures of Single Woman said...

For me its genders doing something that is not the norm for their gender eg male - nurses, hairdressers, ...female - tradies,
The historical fiction books often utlise this like all female cowboys on ranches, or when one gender is not around the other gender fills the gap. I guess i love seeing people going against tradition n blowing the straight laced characters thinking

Rhonda Gibson said...

That's interesting, Scraproni :)

Diane Ashley said...

Hi Rhonda, I have an idea file because ideas seem to come in spurts. My latest came to me when an editor put a call out for an adventure story. Here's hoping LIH will like it enough to buy it! If not, it's back to the file...I can't wait to read your latest.

Rhonda Gibson said...

I have a idea file too Diane! I love going to it and imagining the stories that I will some day write.

Pamela Tracy said...

I need to find time for an idea file!