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Kat Meets Cowboys #1: An Interview With Mick Beacham

Today, we would like to share something special with you. This brand new interview is with a Western author of some renown. His name is Mick Beacham, and his books have been pleasing readers for a long, long time now. We present this interview between Mick and our very own Katrina Turner in the hopes you will check out his work. With nothing more to be said, let’s turn this over to Mick.

KT: Thank you for agreeing to this interview, Mr. Beacham.  Let us start with asking this: When did you realize you wanted to be an author? 

MB: I wanted to be an author when I was a kid. I didn’t have time to become an author until I got older. I was in the military for a long time. I went to college after that, so life kind of got in the way. After college I decided, “Why not?” 

KT: How long did it take you to come up with an idea for your first novel? 

MB: I think I always had bits and pieces of it for a year or so. It didn’t take too much time once I sat down and started. I have two main characters in the series of novels I write. The characters are both different parts of me. 

KT: What advice would you give to new authors? 

MB: I think, stick with it. To write a novel is doing it. The first novel I ever wrote was atrocious. It keeps getting better. I look up to Louis L’Amour. You always improve as an author; you get better and better as you go. 

KT: What can we look forward to next? 

MB: I’m still working on the two main characters—I’m working on the fifth novel. Out of all the books I’ve written, the secondary characters I like to bring back in. The Big Bad is my next project. The Big Bad I want to make an Eastern politician. He’s behind everything—people losing their homes, burning down homes. He’s the one causing all of it.

KT: Where did the idea come from for your latest series? 

MB: I like Westerns—the setting of them, the opening of them. I could explore those two characters in a Western more than any other genre. When you look at the West, everything was expanding, everything was new. The bounty hunters were a fun idea I had. 

KT: What got you interested in writing Westerns? 

MB: I was born in Texas. I enjoyed watching Westerns and shows like the Lone Ranger—tons of shows growing up. Of course, I also read Louis L’Amour. What cemented it for me was when Deadwood came out. The idea of writing Westerns came back to the front in my head.


About Katrina Turner:

Katrina Turner resides in Pennsylvania with her fiancé and child where she works as the Social Media Manager for Dusty Saddle Publishing. Katrina enjoys reading, writing, painting and playing her guitar—anything that lets her express her creative freedom. When she’s not working, you can find her curled up on the couch with a good book or having a fun game night with her loved ones. Please email 

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