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Meet Dr. Summer Leigh Johnson

Dr. Summer Leigh Johnson is the main character in Redneck Ex. She’s an anthropologist and the director of the Arctic Research Observation Center in Barrow, Alaska. Laurie at Laurie’s Paranormal Thoughts sat down with Dr. Johnson and had a little chat.

Drop by and check out what she has to say.


Nook Owners Rejoice!

Yippy Skippy! Redneck Ex is now available on Barnes and Noble!!  You gotta love The Wild Rose Press.

For those of you who’ve read Redneck Ex and think it’s a wonderful, witty, heartwrenching, snark fest, please go to Barnes and Noble and write a review.




Claire Croxton is on The Book Cave

It’s great to have friends in low places, but it’s even better to have family in esteem locales. My cousin, Ric Croxton, has been interviewing authors for three years now. Once a week, he posts a podcast about books, Pulps, comics, movies, serials, old time radio and television series. I’m honored that he was willing to take a walk on the dark side an interview his cousin the romance writer.

Here’s a link to our discussion of Redneck Ex. You might enjoy a family member’s take on the book. Yes, the book is fiction, but he was able to recognize several of the redneck characters such as cousin Trixie and Summer Leigh’s brother Dudley.


I’m a Guest on Sarah Grimm’s Blog Today

Fellow Wild Rose Press author, Sarah Grimm,  and I sat down for a little chat the other day. Check out the result on her blog At the Keyboard.

For all you romance readers, be sure to answer the two questions posed at the end of the interview. I’m dying to know.

Thanks to Sarah for her time and support!

Claire Croxton is positively delightful…

Claire Croxton is positively delightful….

Claire Croxton’s positively delightful…

in both wit and emotion that cannot fail to stir your heart.

C’mon y’all. How cool is that?!

Kathy Wheeler reviewed Redneck Ex for Bookend Babes. I can’t tell you how nervous I’ve been over reviews. Shoot, I’m even nervous to have friends and family read Redneck.

As you know, my dear friend Amethyst had a baby gem back in November. Amethyst is a stunning woman–dark eyes, silky black hair and luscious curves. Her smile is so dazzling the sun disappears from the arctic sky and pouts for several months every year. Her fiance is stop-you-in-your tracks handsome and when he smiles . . . lordy! So, imagine my absolute shock when she told me that she hoped she had a pretty baby. She was concerned that she would have a homely child. She feared her friends and family would gush over her baby in her presence and then walk away shaking their heads thinking: Holy crap. How could two such beautiful people spawn a troll?

I promised Amethyst that I’d be honest. I’d tell her if her baby looked like a spider monkey on crack. And for the record, she doesn’t. She’s the prettiest baby EVER! Apologies to my nieces and nephews, but . . . get over it.

I know, you’re now thinking, what the heck does this have to do with book reviews? Let me tell you. My fear was that my baby, Redneck Ex, would be like an ugly baby. Folks smiling and gushing in my presence and when talking amongst themselves asking: How the hell did this drivel get published?

My need for constant reassurance bothers me. I usually walk through life with confidence. Sure, it’s a ruse, but for the most part people believe me to be a capable, self-assured woman. I can’t explain how vulnerable I feel having folks read my work. I’m sure as I develop as an author, I’ll grow a thicker skin and won’t have so much invested in each work. Or maybe not. Maybe every six weeks when Nora Roberts releases a new book, her stomach still roils and her palms sweat. Who knows? It’s my goal to find out though!

Amethyst promised me to tell me the truth about Redneck Ex. I hope you will too. In the meantime, from the reviewer’s lips to God’s ears:

This debut author’s novel will grip your heart in the first two pages. I expect Ms. Croxton will have many more successful endeavors to follow. Her wit is unparalleled, balanced perfectly with gripping emotion.

Praise for Redneck EX

“I found REDNECK EX by Claire Croxton a delightful read, full of humor, tenderness and passion. A HOT story in a cold climate.”
~Jodi Thomas, NY Times Bestselling author,
4 time RITA award winner, and member of the Romance Writer Hall of Fame

“A hilarious, but poignant story of love lost and found under unusual circumstances. With a slightly twisted sense of humor, Croxton is a writer whose work is bound to create its own niche in contemporary romance.”
~Velda Brotherton, author of Stone Heart’s Woman
“Claire Croxton is the queen of redneck romance. REDNECK EX is gonna grab you like a bulldog with a prize bone. You’ll laugh, cry and fall in love with the down-to-earth, big-hearted Summer Leigh.”
~Pamela Foster, author
“REDNECK EX is witty and charming all at the same time. The hero and heroine are as different as Alaska and Arkansas but somehow they go together. Between the snappy dialogue and the quirky characters there’s a surprise around every page. Readers will find it hard to put this unique story down.”
~Roni Adams, author of The Cowboy Duet

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