JENNY HAMMERLE is a sixth-generation Floridian who grew up on a working cattle ranch.
"I have been bucked off more than a few times- I survived and lived to write about it." Some of Jenny's writing revolves around rural Florida and ranch life.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I’m a sixth-generation Floridian and cowgirl from a long-time ranching family. I grew up in Fruitville, just outside of Sarasota, where I was involved in everything from cotillion to showing steers in the county fair. The Redneck Debutante Series is about Rachael Harte, a cotillion socialite turned cowgirl. She finds herself transplanted to rural Florida, facing a family scandal, and falling in love. Teenage angst combined with family saga and romance. I chose to write about Florida, cowboys, and cowgirls because I’ve lived and loved these experiences. Now, I enjoy sharing those same adventures with my readers. I’m a Redneck Debutante... A little bit city, a little bit country!
What is your writing process?
If something comes to mind and I like it- I sit down and start another novel. Usually, I write the first paragraph and hook- the rest just falls into place.
Rachael Harte has everything she could want- money, hang-out time with friends, and Colten, the hot boyfriend every girl in her prep school desires. Just as she receives her long-awaited debutante invitation, scandal strikes her family. Rachael has to go to public high school and live in Fruitville. Enter Travis Baxter, rugged cowboy & new neighbor! City boy or country boy- which will she choose?