Thank you so much for joining us today! Please introduce yourself!
Tell us who you are and what you do!
My name is Joshua Kendall, You can call me Josh, and I work on my family’s cattle ranch. We’ve been mining and ranching here in Montana since 1884.
Are you the main character in the story or a supporting role?
Main character, me and my Carly, although my sister Ruthie is almost a main character herself. We’re all pretty tight.
What do you do for a living?
I’m a cattle rancher in Alcorn, Montana and I’ve got two ore mines upstate.
How old are you?
Tell us about your story. What is it about and what role do you play?
Well, to be honest, most of the story is everybody trying to get me to realize that what I want in life is right in front of me. Love can be complicated sometimes but when you’ve got someone like Carly in your life, overthinking it can turn something beautiful into a disaster. I’m hardheaded but I eventually get it right.
Can you tell us about one of your most distinguishable features?
Not in polite company, ma’am. Um, next question?
Do you have any birthmarks or tattoos?
No ma’am, just a shit ton of scars. Ranching ain’t easy lol.
Would you ever want to go hang out with your author? If so, what would you do together?
Hell yeah! She’s a city slicker but I happen to know she was born and raised in the country. A day or two on the ranch with me and Carly and Erin’ll be right as rain, especially after one of Miss Anita’s Sunday dinners.
If you could have a super power what would it be, and why?
The ability to fix any piece of equipment just by looking at it. Why? ‘Cause on a ranch you can’t go an hour without shit breaking down!
What is your biggest pet peeve when dealing with others?
That’s a tough one. I try to live and let live…but I reckon it would be narrow-mindedness. I hate when people don’t think for themselves and just follow the crowd. And I hate those twistie things on loaves of bread. I mean, if you start out untwisting it the wrong way from the beginning you’re kind of screwed. Ugh.
What would I love the most about you?
I’m loyal as hell. If you were nice to me in first grade I’ll remember it until we’re old and grey. My daddy and granddaddy taught me to look after the people I love. And I’m a little OCD about cleaning!
What would I hate the most about you?
I’m bossy. That and I’m cranky as hell if I don’t get enough sleep.
Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
Yes ma’am, probably more than I would’ve liked ha ha!
What is your idea of a perfect day?
Sitting on the front porch of my cabin with my girl, her feet in my lap and a smile on her face. We watch the sun come up and then saddle up for a morning ride before a big breakfast and a day of hard-core lounging.
What is your greatest fear?
Losing the people I care about the most. Losing my mama when I was in high school turned my world upside down and I never want to lose another person I love. That and I’m scared shitless of spiders. Wait, are you gonna print that?
Someone is secretly in love with you. Who is it and how do you feel about that?
Aw man, I think I know who it is and…well…um, no. Just no. I’m good.
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A rancher. Not very original, I know, but it’s in my blood.
If you knew you were going to die tomorrow, what would you do today?
Have a river bonfire with my crew, a drink in my hand and my girl in my lap. She’ll be in my arms til I breathe my last. Aw hell, you should follow up a question like that with a shot of whiskey!
What is the one food you can’t live without?
Rib-eye steak, seared and medium rare. Damn. Now I’m hungry.
If they turned the book into a movie, who would be cast to play you?
Ha! Aw man, I’m gonna say Scott Eastwood. This is what I’ve been told. Chicks dig him, right?