Monday, August 2, 2010

Welcome Constance O'Banyon

I am so very pleased and honored to have Historical author Constance O'Banyon with us today.

After you've had a chance to chat with Constance, please visit... for a great review of Wolf Runner.

Thanks for being here, Constance. :-)

Hello to everyone,

It is really hot here in Houston today. Luckily I am stuck at the computer writing the third book in an Indian series. Several people wanted me to write Firethorn's story. Firethorn is Wolf Runner's best friend, and came alive in Wolf Runner's book.

At this time, I am selling my house here in Houston and moving back to San Antonio. For those of you who do not know, my husband, Jim, passed a month and a half ago--we had been married for 54 years. If any of you have ever tried to write while a realtor is showing the house, you will know what I have to look forward to. Thank goodness for my career. It has helped me through a difficult and heartbreaking time.

Wolf Runner is one of my favorite characters. I love a tortured hero, and he was confused because he had to walk with one foot in the white world and the other in the Indian world.

My favorite part of writing is the research. Sometimes I become so submerged in research I find myself pulling stacks of books out of my bookshelf and curling up for a whole afternoon. I am interested in so many subjects, which is probably the reason I have written everything from mysteries, suspense, westerns, England, Scotland and Egypt, etc. Of course, my second favorite part of putting a book together is visiting the site I am writing about.

Last summer I poked around in Santa Fe, NM a part of Wolf Runner takes place there. I would love to set down with each of you, for nothing inspires me as much as talking to kindred spirits--those who love to read as much as I do.

By the way, how many of you have the Sony or Kindle readers? Although my books are sold to that market, I still like to have a book in my hand, dog-ear the pages, lay it face down. No doubt I will acquire one before long. I am always late catching up with electronics.

Thank you Angela for inviting me to your blog.


  1. Glad to have you here, Constance. From the reviews it sounds like Wolf Runner is a must read. Of course, I knew that as soon as I put down Wind Warrior. Just as soon as this submission is off to the editor, I have a date with that handsome hero and a bubble tub.

  2. Hi, Constance!

    I am so glad that I have the chance to ask you some questions.

    Do you have a favorite character? One that has stayed with you even after you finished writing the book?


    What are you planning on working on after you finish Firethorn's story?


  3. Hi, Mrs. O'Banyon,

    I am sorry to hear about your husband. Sharing 54 years of marriage is amazing.

    I have read almost all of your books, and I like your Egypt series the best. Do you plan to write any other books set in ancient times?

    I look forward to reading Wolf Runner.

  4. Hi Maggie,

    It is good to meet this way. Do I have a favorite hero? Humm. I would say my first one, Edward Honover. He is the one who got me published. But to be truthful, my favorite hero is usually the one I am writing about at the time.

    Thanks for stopping by to chat.


  5. Hello booklovergirl,

    I am glad you liked the Egypt books. I loved writing them, and would love to do more in the future. I hope you like Wolf Runner.

    Thank you for your kindness,


  6. Angela,

    Thank you for having me on your blog. It was an honor for me.


  7. You are welcome here anytime, Constance. I look forward to Wolf Runner and Firethorn's stories

  8. Constance, I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and cyber-hugs. Hope your homes sells quickly and your move to San Antonio is smooth.

    I have a Kindle on my new cellphone, not that I know how to use it yet. Like you, I love the feel of a book in my hand, the ability to turn down a page or mark up passages that move me with a highlighter. I don't think the electronic readers will fully replace that experience.