B.J. Daniels On Wonderful New Ways to Use Old Things
by B.J. Daniels, author of Renegade’s Pride
I love old buildings, especially old stagecoach stops. That’s why, when I started writing my new series, Cahill Ranch, I gave Lillie Cahill a cool place to not just work—but live.
In the first book of the series, Renegade’s Pride, Lillie has done what she loves—renovated and saved the historic stagecoach stop outside of Gilt Edge. Raised on the family ranch, she and her brother Darby bought the place and opened the Stagecoach Saloon and café.
Lillie lives upstairs and has furnished the place with the wonderful things she found and refurbished from garage sales and junk shops. It helped her somewhat in trying to forget the man who broke her heart—Trask Beaumont. But I’ll let her tell you about that.
If you haven’t guessed yet, I love finding old things and finding new ways of using them. I’ve often been asked what I would have done if I hadn’t become a writer. I would have owned one of those junk shops I love so much, so I could collect to my heart’s desire. Scary thought. J
I have a wonderful oak rocker in the garage right now that I need to sand down and refinish. I just haven’t decided yet if I want to stain it, varnish it or paint it. Yesterday, though, I bought a bright-colored cushion to go on it. I’m putting the rocker in my office. I love adding color. It inspires me when I write.
So, are you a junk shop junkie? Or do you prefer new over used?
About Renegade’s Pride:
It’s been nine years since Trask Beaumont left Gilt Edge, Montana, with an unsolved crime in his wake, and Lillian Cahill has convinced herself she’s over him. But when the rugged cowboy shows up at her bar, there’s a pang in her heart arguing the attraction never faded. Trask has returned on a mission to clear his name and win Lillie back, knowing he must uncover the truth before he can hope for a future with the woman he’s never forgotten. But if Lillie’s older brother, the sheriff, learns that Trask is back in town, he’ll arrest him for murder. Now Trask is looking for a showdown, and he won’t leave town again without one—or without Lillie.