Monday, April 29, 2013

Writing TEXAS COWBOYS Comes Naturally to Debra Clopton

Debra Clopton here and yes I do love Texas Cowboys and you ma have heard the saying "Write what you know, or love" well I believe that. So, since I live in the heart of Texas Cowboy country and am surrounded...it just came naturally to write about them. First with my long running MULE HOLLOW series and now with my new COWBOYS OF SUNRISE RANCH I love bringing strong men to the pages of my books. Men who tip their hats, swagger a little and always open doors for a lady--whether she wants him to or not!

I think most cowboys are unforgettable...so when I was searching for a title for the 1st book of this series HER UNFORGETTABLE COWBOY was the perfect fit--after all Jolie Sheridan broke off her engagement to Morgan McDermott but she was never able to forget him! For more behind info on the creation of the series check out my blog post http://debraclopton.com/category/personal/ and sign up for my newsletter on the Contest page and a chance to win a prize!

Here's the blurb:    A New Beginning
Everyone in Dew Drop, Texas, is thrilled that Jolie Sheridan has returned to Sunrise Ranch. Everyone except Morgan McDermott. Eight years ago, Jolie left the ranch—and Morgan—for a career as a competitive kayaker. Now after an accident has sidelined her, she's back as a teacher for the ranch's foster boys. Morgan knows he can't risk getting his heart broken again. But watching Jolie's gentle ways with the boys opens his eyes to the truth: he's never stopped loving her. Can a "family" of foster kids help give this couple a second chance at love?

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18 comments:

pol said...

Debra knows how to write a great cowboy story, love reading about mule hollow and look forward to reading this Cowboy series. Is there really a place called Dew Drop, Tx??? the name makes me think of a saloon, Dew drop INN
Paula O(kyflo130@yahoo.com)

Debra Clopton said...

Hi Paula! Thanks for commenting. I've heard of lots of places, like bed and breakfast and I think a saloon named Dew Drop but I don't think there is an actual town. But I just love the name so I made my own Dew Drop and put my own Dew Drop Inn there. I hope you enjoy the book and thanks for the kind words :)

Christine Johnson said...

Hi Debra! Cowboys are sure a natural fit for you, and who doesn't love a little swagger mixed with good manners? It'll win over a woman's heart right quick. Congratulations on the new book and new series.

Karen Kirst said...

Hi Debra! I really like the name of Dew Drop, too. And great cover :) Congrats on the new series!

Debra Clopton said...

Thanks Christine and Karen! I really enjoyed coming up with the new characters and setting. :)

Winnie Griggs said...

Hi Deb. You what a BIG fan I am of your Mule Hollow Series. I can't wait to dig into this new series, I'm sure it's going to be just as great!!

Margaret Daley said...

I'm excited to see you are doing a new series. Love the cover.

Debra Clopton said...

LOL thank you Winnie!!! I sure hope you enjoy this new series too :)

Debra Clopton said...

Thanks Margaret. I loved the cover too. I've really loved everyones covers the art department has been working overtime :)

Debby Giusti said...

Deb, your new series sounds delightful. Love that cover and the handsome cowboy!

Congrats!

Janet Lee Barton said...

Her Unforgettable Cowboy sounds great and I love the cover. Best wishes with this new series, Debra!

Eva Maria Hamilton said...

Lovely cover, Debra!

Missy Tippens said...

Count me in on loving the cover as well! Congrats on the new series, Debbie!

Jean C. Gordon said...

Looking forward to reading it Debbie.

Jackie Smith said...

Exciting news to hear, Debra!
Love the cover and can't wait to read it!

Pamela Tracy said...

Awesome cover, and I love cowboys too! I used to live in Abilene, and I dated a cowboy . What I remember the most, he wouldn't wear shorts. Ever. No matter how hot it was.

Looking forward to the new series. Debbie, you rock.

Naomi Rawlings said...

I totally love the name Dew Drop Texas. :-) And I love reading good stories about cowboys. Sadly, I don't think I could convincingly set a series on a ranch, but I love authors who do. :-)

Debra Clopton said...

Thanks everyone for commenting! LOL and Pamela that is soooo true about cowboys--at least from our generation. The new generation of cowboys are more apt to. But around her in public you hardly ever see the above in shorts because of this I made a funny scene in one of my books Next Door Daddy about a cowboy having to put on shorts and how white his legs were lol