Debra Clopton is an award winning, multi-published novelist. She sold her first book in 2003 and it was published in 2005 THE TROUBLE WITH LACY BROWN was the first book of the fun loving Mule Hollow series~the place readers tell her they wish was real..
Debra is proud of the success of her books and gives all the glory to God.
Debra believes her greatest award is first, God’s grace in her life and His gift of salvation. And second, her family and spending time with them. She counts every moment as a gift. Time is so precious…
Married for 22 blessed years to her high school sweetheart, Wayne Clopton, Debra was widowed in 2003. God’s arms never let go of her or her two sons, Chase and Kris, during those dark months after Wayne’s death. Her first book sold 7 months after Wayne’s death and her mission became showing the love she’d known in her life, through her characters and shining a light into reader’s darkest hours with love and laughter of her books.
Happily, in 2008, God led a couple of friends to play matchmaker and talk her into a blind date with Chuck Parks—who they also talked into a blind date…sounds like a page out of one of her Mule Hollow books! Instantly hitting it off, Debra and Chuck were married in 2010 and are so thankful that God led them to each other. Debra now has more love to share in her books!
Her sons, her lovely daughter-in-law and beautiful granddaughter have recently moved across country—it’s been a bit of a shock for her to adjust to not having them close. She feels blessed to have a career that enables her to visit them often and her motto is —have computer, will travel!
Along with her writing Debra helps her husband teach the youth at the Cowboy Church of Leon County. When she isn’t writing Debra loves to read, travel and spend time with her family. She is currently working on her 23 book for Love Inspired and also a novella for Thomas Nelson.
WHAT READERS SAY: Debra’s readers have described her books as refreshingly funny, a breath of fresh air, reflective, entertaining, exciting and a blessing.
Again, Debra praises God for giving her the ability to weave a story, a talent she has dedicated back to Him. Her hope is that through the humor and entertainment of her books God’s love will shine a pathway straight back to Him.
Debra loves to hear from readers. You may contact her through this website or by mailing a letter to: Debra Clopton, PO Box 1125, Madisonville, Texas 77864.
Debra’s Awards include: The Book Sellers Best, The Inspirational Readers Choice Award, The Golden Quill, the Cata Romance Reviewers Choice Award, RT Magazine’s Book of the Year, eharlequin’s Readers Choice Award. She was also a 2004 finalist in the prestigious RWA Golden Heart, a triple finalist in the American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award among others most recently a finalist in The 2012 Gayle Wilson Award for Excellence Inspirational catagory for HER RODEO COWBOY book 1 of her Mule Hollow Homecoming trilogy.