A Country Boy at Heart is a contemporary novella and is part of Dreamspinner’s State of Love Collection. I picked the state of Tennessee, which happens not to be my home state, but I live twenty minutes from the border. We also lived in Memphis for ten years before moving to Mississippi, although the hubby still works there.
The city of Memphis was a fun and busy place to live, but our children were getting close to school age, so we moved in order to have a better school district. One reason I picked Tennessee, outside of the fact I had lived in Memphis, is because recently Bass Pro set up a store in the Memphis Pyramid. We were living in Memphis when the pyramid was first built, and I remember the controversy surrounding such a uniquely-structured building. Then it sat vacant for several years… which also stirred up a stink.
But the main reason I picked Tennessee for my state is because we’ve visited Bass Pro often. My husband, son, and daughter all love to hunt… and many of my stories—regardless of whether they are contemporary, paranormal, or scifi—are set in the country. It’s what I know best, LOL.
We stopped by Bass Pro after meeting the hubby’s family in West MemphisNew Year’s Year and I finally managed to get some pictures. I tried to get some of the places Nick and Sandy visited while at Bass Pro in the story. The glass elevator, the General Store that has the best fudge ever, the Observation Deck where the Lookout is located, and of course, the man-made ponds!
Hope y’all enjoy them.
Hot damn, what more could a country boy want? Bass Pro Shop is finally opening in Tennessee. Nick plans to check out all twelve indoor acres chock-full of hunting, fishing, and boating in the Memphis Pyramid on the Mississippi River.
City boy Sandy wonders yet again how he let himself get talked into attending a grand opening for a hick hunting store. His geeky heart prefers the energy of the city. Little does he know all that is going to change due to a freakishly tall glass elevator—and Nick, the high-school crush who’s suddenly taking a second look at him.
A moment of panic while trapped in the elevator leads to a spark neither expected. Getting out is the least of the challenges they’ll face if they want to try to put their differences aside and find out if love is possible between a city boy and a country boy.
M.A. Church is a true Southern belle who spent many years in the elementary education sector. Now she spends her days lost in fantasy worlds, arguing with hardheaded aliens on far-off planets, herding her numerous shifters, or trying to tempt her country boys away from their fishing poles. It’s a full time job, but hey, someone’s gotta do it!
When not writing, she’s on the back porch tending to the demanding wildlife around the pond in the backyard. The ducks are very outspoken. She’s married to her high school sweetheart, and they have two grown children.
She was a finalist in the 2013 Rainbow Awards, runner up in the 2015 Rainbow Awards, and is a member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.