Hello there, I’m Pastor George McVey or as I’m sure you’ve seen Sophie say PG to her and my other friends. I noticed that she recently blogged about our upcoming project Redeeming Cottonwood(at least that’s what were calling it while writing it) and we thought you might find it fun to hear my take on how this came about.
As Sophie said, we met online at a Christian Writers Forum where both of us were asking for beta reads on the book projects we were working on. Hers was what became Healing Love. I’m not sure Sophie really liked me at first because she posted a section to be reviewed and my response was, “That’s Stupid, no real pastor would respond that way.” That’s right for those of you that have read Healing Love I’m the guy who told her that. Made it into her acknowledgements for it to. :) But she realized this crazy West Virginian Pastor wasn’t gonna soft soap her and we ended up hitting it off. I am one of her biggest fans.
Even with that rocky start, (and if she had been able to chuck rocks over the internet I’m sure she would have.) we became fast friends. We challenged each other to write better and faster. She’s faster than me but don’t tell her I said so. Then one day while discussing our characters we realized that her Aggie Cutler and my Nugget Nate both came from Kentucky as we talked it became apparent they were kin. Much to both our surprises they turned out to be brother and sister. And so the idea for a side plot for Giving Love was born. As we worked together on that little plot we realized there was much potential here for a collaboration and the rough idea for Redeeming Cottonwood was born.
Sophie has already told you a bit about the tale but let me just say that Nathan’s Nemesis arrives in Cottonwood before him setting the scene for a few gunfights something Cottonwood hasn’t seen until now. As Sophie has told you, this is Nell’s tale on her side and an interesting side note this will be book four in both of our series. As was hinted, Nathan and Grace aren’t alone when they come and the young feller that comes with them is interested in Nell, but well, they go together like gasoline and fire. As Aggie would say, “They’ll figger out they got feelin’s fer each other iffen they don’t kill each other first.”
All told I’m looking forward to working with Sophie and bringing “The Preacher” and his wife back to Cottonwood. Oh, and if yer lookin for a real western read before Redeeming Cottonwood is out try Redeeming Reputation and the soon to be released Redeeming Trail. That will introduce y’all to Nathan and Grace. You can find them on my amazon authors page http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B007E39QUG. Until June when Redeeming Cottonwood is released Keep your sixgun loose and your cartridge belt full.
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Sophie Dawson has made up stories in her head all her life. It wasn’t until 2011 that she began writing typing them out.
Her first books were all historical fiction romance. They’ve won multiple awards and garnered rave reviews. Now, Sophie is branching out into contemporary romance though she plans to continue writing historical and hopes to add more books in her popular Cottonwood and Stones Creek series.
Sophie lives with her husband and cat on a farm in western Illinois. She’s an avid seamstress and was a professional quilter for a number of years before the writing bug bit. She’s just thankful it’s not fatal.