Behind the Scenes

Writing the Bradfords

Developing the stories & characters, who is Erin’s favorite hero and why was it so long before Dooley and Kevin’s books?

Why set the books in Nebraska?
Maybe Nebraska doesn’t seem like the sexiest setting in the world, but there are good reasons for using Omaha as the main setting along with the small, fictional towns of Oscar and Grover.


I don’t always have specific pictures of my characters. Very often, they only exist in my imagination. But once in a while I do find someone that looks so much what I’ve seen in my mind that I keep the picture close by :. I don’t want to post any photos that I don’t own, but there are some images out there that served as inspiration during writing the Bradfords, so thought I’d share them for anyone interested in Googling them.


When I think of Ben Torres I imagine him looking very much like Derek Jeter (the short stop for the New York Yankees).

In my mind, Mac Gordon looks very much like Dwayne, the Rock, Johnson-big, bald:, and solid.

Dooley looks a lot like Michael Vartan. Well, younger, but still…

Kevin looks like Jed Hill. I found pictures of Jed when I was searching for hot football players (I don’t think he’s actually a football player but… I’m not sure it matters 🙂 and well… I’m sure you’ll agree he’s yummy!

Morgan, to me, looks like Hilarie Burton-when she’s on White Collar specifically : (redhead and a little older than her stint on One Tree Hill)


Who's Who

A guide to all the major characters in the series


The Relationships
An Erin Nicholas original diagram of how all of the major characters are related and connected


Best Lines
The best lines from each character (as suggested by readers)

Frequently Asked Questions about the Bradfords and Friends

Will Dooley and Kevin ever get their own books?
Yes! Book four, Just For Fun, is Dooley’s book (out July 2012) and Just A Kiss is Kevin’s book (out October 2012)

Do Sara and Mac end up getting remarried?

Shortly after she gets back from her trip to Europe. Between books 3 and 4 🙂

Will any of the Bradford couples have kids?
Short answer-yes! 🙂

When and how did Kevin’s conversion to Christianity happen?
Essentially it happened at Christmas time after he sustained a knee injury playing football for the Kansas City Chiefs. He was twenty- four. But there was more to it than just that. That answer makes more sense after you read book five, Just A Kiss.

Is there such a place as Tease and can I get directions?
Tease is the sexy toy and lingerie shop that shows up in some capacity in all of the Bradford books. It’s a fictional place, unfortunately. But there are lots of places like it. See the Fun Links to find a couple of places that Sara (and everyone else!) would really like!


Fun Links

Adult toy stores that Sara and Mac (okay ALL of them) would love-including flavored body powder!

T-shirts Dooley would love

Do It Yourself links Dani would love