Sunday, August 18, 2013

An Interview with Brett Byron

In honor of my book finally being available on (, Brett Byron has agreed to sit down for an exclusive interview!  I joined him on his ranch where he gave me a tour then we settled on the living room couch where he graciously answered all my questions.

Meet Brett Byron!!!
Me : Hello Brett and thank you so much for being here.  You're the hero in my book A Light in the Darkness and owner of Byron Ranch in Tennessee.  Did you always want to be a ranch owner?

Brett : (chuckles) Uh, no.  I left home with big dreams and an even bigger ego.  I'm pretty sure that when I rolled out of town no one ever imagined for me to return, but life has a way of throwing curve balls.

Me : Curve balls?

Brett : Maybe that's not the best phrase.  It was more like a punch in the gut.  My dad got really sick really fast and I felt like I owed it to him to come home and help with the family business.  I never thought I'd enjoy it so much or end up running the place, but luckily my sister Rebecca helps out a lot and so does my friend James.  Plus, we've got a lot of hired help that are more like family than workers.

Me : Is that how you were first introduced to the Stover siblings, Scott and Lily?  Did they work on your ranch?

Brett : Scott worked for me until....well, you know what happened to him.  After all, you wrote the book  (awkward laugh). 

Me : True, but could you please elaborate a bit for those who haven't had a chance to read your story.

Brett : It's tough to talk about, even now, but when I walked into the barn that morning and saw Scott...well, it was one of the worst days of my life.  I couldn't believe someone would do such a horrible thing to such a nice guy, you know?  I mean, what did Scott ever do to anyone?  He didn't deserve it.

Me : I'm sorry.  I know it's difficult.

Brett : Thanks. what was the question?  Oh, you wanted me to talk about how I met the Stover siblings.  Right.  Well, I wish I could say I bumped into Lily at the grocery store and we struck up a conversation, but unfortunately we met as a result of what happened to her brother.

Me : You know, some say that in times of crisis people ban together for support.  Is that how it was for you and Lily?

Brett : Oh, I wouldn't exactly say that.  Lily's a bit of a fire cracker especially when she doesn't like you very much.  And boy and boy does that lady pack a mean punch....

Lily Stover enters the living room.

Lily : Brett!  Don't tell her about the punch!  I'm really not a violent person, regardless of what this man has said.

Brett laughs and Lily joins him on the living room couch, trying to suppress her own smile.

Me : And on that note, perhaps it's time to wrap up this interview so I can speak with Ms. Stover.

Lily : That sounds like a great idea.

Me : Just one last thing Brett.  Is there anything else the readers should know about you before they read the book?

Brett : Just that I'm far more charming and handsome than conveyed in the story.

Lily : Oh pleeaaasseee....

Me : Thank you for joining me Brett.

Brett : No problem.

Stay tuned for my exclusive interview with the charming Lily Stover!

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