Charlene Raddon


Charlene Raddon began writing over 30 years ago when she woke up from a vivid dream and decided it needed to be put on paper. She's been writing ever since and has had 5 paperbacks published by Kensington Books, and two e-books by Tirgearr Publishing. When not writing she likes to travel, scrapbook, do needlepoint, research her genealogy, spoil her grandchildren and play with her neurotic cat. She lives in Utah with said cat and her retired husband.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up south of Los Angeles so I guess I'm a city girl, but my heart belongs to the country. I hated living in the city and always dreamed of moving to a small town. Even as a child I was sure I had been born in the wrong century. I thought I would like being a pioneer or at least a farmer. Now that I'm grown up, I know better the hardships pioneers endured. Don't think I'd make a good farmer either. But I'd still love to live in the country. I've always loved the Old West. That and a love of romance are what drove me to begin writing my own books.
When did you first start writing?
My writing career started late. I meant to be an artist but somehow ended up creating pictures with words instead of oils or water colors. It was a dream that actually inspired my first book. It was so vivid I dragged out a typewriter and began writing. I've been writing ever since, over thirty years now.
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Where to find Charlene Raddon online

Where to buy in print


Taming Jenna
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 111,260. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2013 by Tirgearr Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
Jenna Leigh Whittington taught herself to ride, shoot, brawl...and steer clear of the opposite sex. But now, in a lonely Utah canyon, the Pinkerton agent has drawn her six-gun on a rugged stranger--only to discover that, far from the dangerous outlaw she's been tracking, he is Branch McCauley, hired gun . . . and the most irresistible rascal ever to tempt and torment a woman.
The Scent of Roses
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 109,960. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2013 by Tirgearr Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Rosalyn Delaney's husband, Josiah, vanished six years ago. Following a private detective's lead, she travels to the mining town of Whiskey Ridge, Arizona only to discover her husband has been killed, and his business partner, Whip Kincaid, is wanted for his murder. Determined to uncover the secrets surrounding Josiah's death, she decides to stay, despite visits from a charming ghost.
To Have and To Hold
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 130,110. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2013 by Tirgearr Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
A widow with two children, Tempest Whitney has had to mortgage everything to repay the money her husband had stolen. But even as she struggles to hold onto her Utah homestead, a scheming rancher buys up her debts, demanding she either get off his land or marry him. Then a dark-haired stranger shows up, claiming to be her dead husband.
Tender Touch
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 112,230. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012 by Tirgearr Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
They had lost everything that mattered . . . Would they find love again on a western journey?
Forever Mine
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 131,410. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2012 by Tirgearr Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
A mail-order bride from Cincinnati, Ariah Scott traveled all the way to Oregon to marry one man, only to lose her heart to another. From the moment Bartholomew saw Ariah standing alone at the Portland train station, the keeper of the Cape Meares Light was lost. Hopelessly in love with this angelic beauty who is fated to live beside him at the isolated lighthouse as the wife of another man.

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