I just recently joined this wonderful group on Facebook called Pioneer Hearts. Although I have yet to introduce myself formally, by skulking in the corners and observing the hilarity projected by this delightful gang, I’ve come to know a few of the members.
Callie Hutton, author of The Elusive Wife (which made USA Today’s Best Seller’s list not only once, but two times) and whose novel: The Highlander’s Choice is a finalist in the National Reader’s Choice Awards, has kindly consented to do this little interview with me.
Check out the interview below and be sure to buzz on over to her webpage and give her a shout out for me!
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Exclusive Interview with Callie Hutton
1.) How young were you when you first started writing?
Hmm. When I could hold a pencil.
2.) What made you first pursue becoming an author?
I entertained myself as a child with making up stories in my head. One day I decided to write them down.
3.) Could you tell us a bit about your latest heroine? What makes her unique?
The heroine I’m writing about now is Lady Eugenia Devon. She is married to a Marquess and is trying to shake her reputation as The Ice Queen.
4.) Out of all the books you’ve written, which one are you fondest of and why?
Probably A Run For Love because that was the first book I sold to a publisher. Plus I love the hero in that story, Jesse Cochran. He appears in most of the other books in that series.
5.) What are some of your favorite reviews that you have received from readers?
I don’t read my reviews. But I did receive an email from a reader one time who said my Oklahoma Lovers series got her through chemo. That one moved me.
6.) What made you recognize your talent as a writer?
The response I got from my family when they read my stuff.
7.) Out of the many things that inspire your creativity, what do you feel is the one thing that inspires you most of all?
8.) Do you recommend Traditional or Indie style publishing for new authors?
I do both. I write Regencies for Entangled Publishing and I self publish my western historical. I strongly recommend a new author go through a publisher to get the ‘feel’ of publishing. I learned much, much more from my publisher’s editors than I did anywhere else.
9.) Where do you see the publishing industry going in the future?
Ah, if only I had a crystal ball.
10.) Where do you see yourself five years from now?
At my keyboard
11.) What is your latest release?
Latest book is Prisoners of Love: Adelaide. It was part of a boxed set (Wild Western Women Spring Into Love) and will release on its own May 27th
Amazon. It will be in KU.
And last but not least. A hard-hitting question that I’m sure everyone has been curious about for a long time… 😉
13.) If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
The ability to travel through time.
Callie Hutton is the Author of 24 books (with a 25th in progress). She enjoys a quiet life in Oklahoma with her daughter, (who just graduated college with a law enforcement degree- YAY!) her twin grandsons, and her loving husband. They also have two dogs: Daisy and Angel.
Thank you so much for joining us today, Callie!