CJ Carmichael

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Tag: Big Sky Christmas

Coffee Creek Montana

With the launch this month of my fourth and final Coffee Creek Montana story I thought I’d share some of the research and planning that went into this series. My goal when I set out on this project was to create a ranching committee that would feel real. A place readers could imagine living in–from going to the local cafe for a cup of coffee, to attending a once-in-a-lifetime wedding at the local church.

There are several ways I made Coffee Creek come alive for me–and hopefully for you, too, as the readers. One was by drafting a map, which was turned into a thing of beauty by Rolf Stengl. Whether in fiction, or real life, I always find it helpful to be grounded by a map. I hope you do, too! Once again, I’d like to thank Rolf for creating this one for Coffee Creek!

Coffee Creek Montana


Another way I like to research and create visuals for my stories, is by collecting great photos on Pinterest. You’ll find one board for each story. I invite you to take a look and get in the mood for another visit with the Lamberts: Remember Me, Cowboy; Her Cowboy Dilemma; Promise From A Cowboy; Big Sky Christmas. Thanks for reading these books and for coming on the Coffee Creek Montana adventure with me!