Stephanie Berget

My life is filled with love and laughter thanks to the amazing people I get to hang out with. As well as being awesome, they’re creative, talented, generous, and fun! I thought you might like to meet some of the authors I know, so I’ve asked them to come and give us a behind-the-scenes look at what they’re passionate about. I have to warn you though – creativity is contagious! 

Today’s guest is Stephanie Berget, author of Radio Rose and her upcoming release Gimme Some Sugar. She writes about cowboys because she knows them well!

Headshots009Meet Stephanie ~

Stephanie Berget was born loving horses, developing a lifelong love of rodeo when she married her Bronc Rider. She and her husband traveled throughout the Northwest while she ran barrels and her cowboy rode bucking horses. She started writing to put a realistic view of rodeo and ranching into western romance. Stephanie and her husband live on a farm located along the Oregon/Idaho border, where they raise hay, horses and cattle, with the help of Dizzy Dottie, the Border Collie, and two Munchkin cats, Magic and Martin.


01-19-2012 11_45_40AMBig AlWhat’s involved in barrel racing? How did you get started with it? S: Barrel racing is a rodeo event for women. The horse and rider attempt to complete a cloverleaf pattern around preset barrels in the fastest time possible. My folks are city people, but I have loved horses as long as I can remember. I was lucky enough to have some very knowledgeable barrel horse trainers help me early on. I married a Bronc rider and we’ve rodeoed and trained barrel and rope horses ever since.

You have the best collection of quotes on your twitter feed and some fun memes on your Facebook page. How do you balance writing with managing a farm and still make time for the social media posts? S: Ah, social media-the bane of a writer’s existence. Setting a certain time to write helps. I’m not much good at word counts, but I try to write every day.

How did you learn about farming? S: My husband has a farming background. In 1990 we bought a hay and cattle farm in a small Idaho town and the rest of my training was on the job. At one time, I raised over sixty day old calves a year, bottle feeding them until they were old enough to eat hay and grain.

Do you have a favourite quote or piece of advice? S: I have two. Do you want to be right or do you want to have peace? and What would you do if you knew you would not fail? I keep coming back to these two and they’re always dead-on.

I love that. Especially the second one – imagine the possibilities if failing wasn’t an option! What’s your favourite thing about writing? S: I love watching characters come to life, see their personalities come alive. In my latest book, Radio Rose, people kept jumping from my brain to the page. I never knew who was going to show up next. So much fun.

And Rose is a fun character! If you had to pick a song to be your theme song what would it be? S: Cowboy Take Me Away by the Dixie Chicks

What would you pick as a superpower? S: I’m scared of heights, but I’d love to be able to fly.

What’s your favourite dessert? S: Cheesecake with cherries on top. There’s nothing better.


RadioRose_final_300SizeI’ve read Radio Rose and I loved it. The opening scene is really funny! Here’s what it’s all about:

Radio Rose knows Martians aren’t real.

As a DJ for a late night talk show about aliens, she’d never admit to being a non-believer. Talking to crazies all night isn’t the perfect job for most people, but she’s happy with her solitary life. Until a middle of the night car crash and a blow to the head has her temporarily mistaking a stranger for a real life extra-terrestrial.

Adam Cameron, raised by his narcissistic grandfather for most of his childhood, made his escape from Tullyville, Colorado the day he turned eighteen. Forced to return ten years later for the reading of his grandfather’s will, he’s about to be pulled into a contest for a vast fortune and the future of a town he’d just as soon forget.

The small town of Tullyville is right next to Trinidad, Colorado, known as the sex change capital of the world, something neither Rose or Adam realized, but use to help their cause.

Relationships aren’t one of Rose’s strong points. Hell, she mistook the hot stranger for an alien the first time they met, but Adam needs help and she’s the woman to help him–maybe.

In a town filled with new found friends, Rose has to decide how far she’s willing to go to trust the loner.


It’s a fun read. HERE is the buy link for Radio Rose.


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Stephanie, thanks so much for stopping by today! It was a pleasure meeting you. I can’t wait for your next book – Gimme Some Sugar. I saw the cover and wow – it’s looks great!! Happy reading everyone 😀



  1. Ping from Stephanie Berget:

    Linda, thank you so much for having me on your blog today.