Debra Clopton Says Merry Christmas!



I love cowboys just like all of you. I’m surrounded by them here in the center of Texas and very happy about that. It really helps me write a good cowboy and makes research very easy. I created my series, COWBOYS OF SUNRISE RANCH, in part because I’ve gone with the youth from our church to Cowboy Camp for the last 5 years. Talk about exhausting! It is but it is also a unique camp experience, and as rough as they come but the kids and sponsors love it.


This camp could not work if it weren’t for the countless cowboys who volunteer to work it. This awesome, caring group of cowboys come up with the games, the faith elements, the challenges and then they are there to work with the 600 plus number of kids. Cowboys are everywhere you look helping the kids have a great experience. Many of the kids have never even touched a horse or ever thought they’d get in the pen with a cow and then learn to wrestle it to the ground! The looks on the kid’s faces when they push themselves to try these new experiences is priceless.


Her Unexpected CowboyI wanted to create men like this for my series and came up with Morgan, Rowdy and Tucker McDermott who along with their dad and grandmother who as a family run and operate the Sunrise Ranch. It is a 10,000 acre working Texas cattle ranch that has incorporated the dream of the brothers’ deceased mother and created a foster home there for 16 abandoned boys at a time ranging from age 8 to 18. Her dream was to offer their lifestyle and ranch with boys who had nothing. It’s been a fun and rewarding experience writing these 3 books. It has enabled me to use some of my experiences from camp within the stories. Book 1 HER UNFORGETTABLE COWBOY, Morgan’s story, came out in May 2013 and finally Rowdy’s story is almost here, January 1, HER UNEXPECTED COWBOY goes on sale! Tucker’s story, HER UNLIKELY COWBOY follows in June. I hope you’ll preorder a copy of HER UNEXPECTED COWBOY today, it will make you smile and maybe tear up a little as it touches your heart! Click on the cover and it’ll take you to Amazon.


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Rowdy McDermott has a plan. Stay on the straight and narrow, help the foster boys on Sunrise Ranch and forget about love. The last thing he expects is his pretty new neighbor falling literally into his arms. Lucy Calvert is glad the handsome cowboy broke her fall,  but isn’t ready for the feelings he’s stirring in her heart. She’s heard rumors about his past, and is steering clear from the kind of man he used to be. With a little help from his boys,  can Rowdy show her that people— and hearts—can change? 

Cowboys of Sunrise Ranch:  These men have hearts as big as Texas

Her Unforgettable CowboyLeave a comment to get your name in the drawing for a paperback copy of HER UNFORGETTABLE COWBOY!

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30 thoughts on “Debra Clopton Says Merry Christmas!”

  1. The Cowboy Camp sounds like an awesome experience for kids. Thank you for sharing.

    I love cowboys and Texas! Would love to win a copy of Her Unforgettable Cowboy

    Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

  2. I always enjoy Cowboy stories! The Cowboy Camp sounds wonderful….blessings on it and your part in it!
    Would love to win a copy of your book.
    Merry Christmas!!
    jacsmi75 at gmail dot com

  3. Hi Y’all! I’m so glad to be here. Busy Mama, Cindy, Janine, Margaret, Jackie and Lori thank each of you for taking the time to comment. I love going to the camp. Its really a great time. LOTS of walking and over a hundred degree weather, with most of the events taking place on a hill inside a dusty arena but it is a blast. And we see kids come to know the Lord every year, so that is a real blessing. Chuck and I get the biggest blessing just by being involved. And we are blessed that our careers allow us the flexibility to be there every year.

    Today we are at Chucks families celebrating Christmas but I will be dropping in periodically to see who else leaves me a comment! 🙂 Thanks so much and Blessings!!!!!

  4. Hi Debra! A big welcome to P&P. We’re so glad you could take a minute from your holiday shopping and all to pay us a visit. That Cowboy Camp sounds like an amazing place for kids. True cowboys have such huge hearts. They love kids, family, and animals and always put them first, even above love for the land that they’re stewards of. And I can’t imagine writing about anything else!

    Your Sunrise Ranch series looks great! Even though it’s almost time for ol’ St. Nick, they’re going on my wish list. I’ve heard he loves to give books.

    Wishing you much success and a very Merry Christmas!!

  5. Hi Debra! Cowboys are very special people! I loved reading about Cowboy Camp and know it is a wonderful experience for everyone involved. I can’t wait to read your COWBOYS OF SUNRISE RANCH series and fall in love with the McDermott family! Merry Christmas!

  6. Sounds like a wonderful series! Yes, I definitely love reading about cowboys, especially cowboys with hearts for helping others 🙂
    Merry Christmas!

  7. Merry Christmas Debra. Hmmm ! Love my cowboys. Always make me want to read. I’ve been missing my cowboy for over 16 years now. I would love to win your book. Sounds like a very good series. Please put my name in.
    MAXIE mac262(at)me(dot)com

  8. I enjoy reading all kinds of stories. However, I find myself drawn to the stories with cowboys in them. I will have to give your books a try.

  9. Hi Debra and Merry Christmas to you and your family. I do love me some cowboys and I am wishing for a cowboy for Christmas.

  10. From one Texas girl to another, cowboys are the best! Can’t wait to read your book. Those McDermitt boys make a read very interesting.
    Merry Christmas!

  11. The cowboy camp sounds wonderful! I blame loving all things cowboy on growing up on a dairy farm. The hard work definitely gives you a great lesson in life. Thanks for sharing! I love your series – what better than books about cowboys. 🙂

  12. Loved your post. This sounds like a great idea. I taught and some of those children didn’t even know where milk came from let alone have any kind o f knowledge of cows and horses. The books sound wonderful. I would love to have a copy.

  13. Loved your post. This sounds like a great idea. I taught and some of those children didn’t even know where milk came from let alone have any kind o f knowledge of cows and horses. The books sound wonderful. I would love to have a copy. I have loved horse since I was little.

  14. I’ve read many of your books, and so has my 91 year old retired farmer/rancher dad. (He’ll read anything that looks like it has a cowboy in the story.) He still talks about “that book where that woman painted the town building bright colors”. Thanks for writing books we can both enjoy and talk about.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

    • AWE!!! LInda thank you so much for sharing with me that your Dad enjoys my books! LOL Lacy Brown from THE TROUBLE WITH LACY BROWN was a fun character to write and I’m so glad your dad enjoyed it and that y’all can read the books and discuss them together. That touches my heart so much!
      Tell him I said hello 🙂

  15. It was nice being here hanging out with all of y’all! Thank you all for dropping in and I hope you’ll stop by my website and sign up for my newsletter and a chance to win other books and prizes and also “Like” my facebook page for chances to win too!

    I love all things cowboy and am working in many stories for 2014 it will be a hugely big year! Mule Hollow will be back starting in March and more stories from the Cowboys of Sunrise Ranch too. Here are the releases I have for the first 6 months of 2014 I hope you’ll keep up with me and my stories 🙂
    MARCH 15: HER MULE HOLLOW COWBOY (my first I independently published book! I’m so excited watch for the release of the boxed set with 5 other fantastic Love Inspired authors as we release our first INSPY KISSES release together! Janet Tronstad, Lacy Williams, Camy Tang, Margaret Daley and Linda Goodnight! as we bring you 6 novellas to enjoy.
    April 15 as the girls from INSPY KISSES bring you our next boxed set mine will be TO SADIE WITH LOVE
    MAY 1: HER UNLIKELY COWBOY (Book 3 of Cowboys of Sunrise Ranch)
    JUNE 15: FOUR WEDDINGS AND A KISSES the novella collection with me, Debra Clopton, Mary Connealy, Margaret Brownley and Robin Lee Hatcher! Historical
    AUGUST 1: AN AUGUST BRIDE (from Harper Collins Christian my contemporary novella that is part of the Year of Wedding novellas! The Mule Hollow Matchmaking Posse are featured in this Corpus Christie Texas wedding novella!)

    As you can tell I’m kicking the year off with a whirlwind of releases I hope you’ll sign up for my newsletter to keep up with me.

    Thanks again for stopping in.
    Merry Christmas!

  16. T hese books sound like wonderful reads! everyone wants to escape into the world of cowboys even us city folk. Thank you for featuring this. Loved hearing about the camp.
    thank you

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