Blog Hop with Debra Clopton
Thanks to Margaret Daley for inviting me to participate in this blog hop. All the authors involved answered the same questions I've answered below. You can see Margaret's blog here http://www.margaretdaley.com/2013/12/blog-hop/
Hope you enjoy a look at my writing life 🙂
1. What are you working on right now?
I am so excited to be working on the last edit of HER MULE HOLLOW COWBOY my first INSPY Romance that is set for a March 1st release in a collection with my fellow Inspy author’s the fantastic, Janet Tronstad, Linda Goodnight, Margaret Daley, Lacy Williams and Camy Tang! The six of us are all published with Love Inspired and this is our venture out with our new imprint. We are a collective group of Contemporary romance, historical and suspense authors so the collection will have a mixture of novellas for everyone!
HER MULE HOLLOW COWBOY will be my first Mule Hollow story in over a year and I am thrilled to bring my popular series back for my faithful readers and hopefully new readers to enjoy.
2. How does it differ from other works in its genre?
Mule Hollow is a small Texas town full of wonderful, caring folks and 3 matchmaking ladies known as the Match Makin’ Posse of Mule Hollow. This little town is full of cowboys lookin’ for love and even if they aren’t they are watching over their shoulders because the matchmakers are lookin’ for love for them. It is a fun, heartfelt series that I strive to make entertaining, funny while they tug at your heartstrings.
3. Why do you write what you do?
Because I love it! God gave me a talent and a relentless desire to make people smile and think as well as show His love with the entertaining stories that fill my creative mind. People always ask me how I come up with so many stories and I just smile and say my brain is full of stories clamoring to get out…if only I could write faster there would be more!
4. How does your writing process work?
I never know where I’ll get the spark for a story but I’m always watching and listening. If I don’t already have an idea when it’s time to start a new story then I sit down and just start daydreaming ideas, or reading articles and pretty soon I get the first glimmer. Then I play with the idea as if it were a puzzle and get the bare bones of where the hero or heroine are coming from and what they are needing and then I start writing. I have an idea where I’m going and work off a bare synopsis, or I force a fuller synopsis if my editors require it but I don’t always follow it after the story starts. I am an organic writer and my stories grow as I learn my characters. I love the journey of discovery as the story unfolds. The paths that God leads me on and the God moments that hit me as I write. Some of my books are deeper into the Inspirational message and others are lighter. I let each story dictate what the story needs. Some stories are simply sweet entertaining romances and others are inspirational stories. But I work very hard to keep all my stories entertaining.
The blurb of my first INSPY KISSES release, HER MULE HOLLOW COWBOY…
Independent and spirited Maddie Rose has just been offered a deal she couldn’t pass up and has become a co-owner of the large Horizon Ranch. Determined to be an asset to her four other cowboy partners Maddie has no time or plans to start thinking about love. Besides, with a past like hers she’s seen too many people walking away to trust that someone might stick around.
Rodeo Champion Cliff Masterson has been chasing his dreams all of his life, but he’s restless and feeling empty when he rescues his brother’s female ranch partner from being trampled by a bull. In an instant his life takes on new meaning…but can he convince Maddie that his love isn’t fleeting? It may take a little help from the good folks of Mule Hollow to get this couple to the altar.
Also, on sale UNTIL Jan 3 for 1.99 A BRIDE FOR ALL SEASONS #1 Bestseller across the Amazon list–great deal! 4 stories in one with Margaret Brownely, Robin Lee Hatcher and Mary Conneally and me, Debra Clopton 🙂 http://amzn.to/1ltBpeN
Also for sale starting Jan 1 the paperback of HER UNEXPECTED COWBOY book 2 of Cowboys of Sunrise Ranch, love this story! http://amzn.to/1cC4t2N