Historical author- Callie Hutton!


Osiyo~

I am so thrilled today to have my very own fellow OKRWA member, and critique partner, historical author Callie Hutton on the ranch today. I thought it might be fun to put her in the round pen and chase up a little fun.

Let’s begin with a peek at her DEBUT BOOK which releases to-mor-r-ow! (Insert musical tones for this part. You know, how Oprah used to sing-song an intro? Yeah, like that.)

So Callie, tell us about A Run For Love.

Book:  A Run For Love

Release Date:  November 23rd.

Publisher:  Soul Mate Publishing

Blurb:

In 1889, determined teacher Tori Henderson desperately wants to enter the Oklahoma Territory land run for a piece of free land in the town of Guthrie. She and her orphaned nieces and nephews are about to be homeless, and she needs a teaching job.

Attorney Jesse Cochran is the son of a whore, a background he wishes to hide. As her new neighbor in Oklahoma, he is attracted to the cantankerous woman, but she has no desire to put herself under the thumb of a man.

When one of her nieces runs away from home, Jesse and Tori go after her, and the few nights spent together results in an unplanned pregnancy. Unwilling to repeat his parents’ mistakes, he insists on marriage. Tori is adamant no man will take away her independence, and her stubbornness leads to a tragedy that tears them apart. But Jesse has a plan and is not about to give up. Is his stubbornness enough to win her back?

  1. Do you have critique partners?

Yes, I do, and I love every one of them. We’re a helpful group, willing to offer honest, but never cutting critiques. We also cheer each other’s successes and encourage the member or two who may occasionally need some TLC. We share our personal lives as well as our writing life. Three of my critique partners all have debut novels coming out the same time I do. It’s a definite rush for our group

  1. If you could time travel would you go forward or backward?

Definitely backward. As a Historical Romance author, I love all things from the past. I was also a history major in college, which fits right in there, too. I would love to visit medieval England/Scotland. The English Regency period, the Old West, New York during the late 1800s. One caveat: I would definitely pack a bag with aspirin, antibiotics, and toilet paper for my trip.

  1. Why do you write what you do?

I write mostly historical romance because I love history, and I love falling in love. The time in your life when you meet ‘the one,’ the feelings start to grow, but also doubts–will it turn out with a happily ever ending after–can’t be matched.

I also love the way things used to be in times past, where everything wasn’t so free and open. Where certain rules and regulations were followed, certain decorum expected. I think that allows for more intrigue and excitement in romance novels. Amazingly enough, even my nineteen year old daughter agrees.

  1. Tell us a little about your WIP.

I’m currently re-writing a story I wrote last year about a mail order bride who, after a life of luxury, finds herself penniless, and on her way from New York City society to meet her new husband, a widower with five children in Oregon. At the same time, I’m writing a new story that is the second sequel to A Run for Love.  The first sequel, A Wife By Christmas, will be released by Soul Mate Publishing on December 1st

  1. Tropical or European vacation?

Definitely European. I would love to investigate the crumbling castles of Scotland, and the villages of Ireland and England. It’s a trip my husband and I plan to take in a few years. I hope to do a lot of research for future books.

  1. Are there any books you would recommend for a new writer to help them learn the craft?

Definitely  G.M.C. – Goals, Motivation and Conflict by Debra Dixon; and Techniques of the Selling Writer by Dwight v. Swain.  For love scenes, I highly recommend The Art of Sensual Loving by Dr. Andrew Stanway. It’s an illustrated book, which helps me to keep all the body parts in the right spots. J

  1. What can we look forward to in the future with your writing?

I have a few more sequels to A Run For Love. I also have a Regency I started that I plan to go back to. Next year I have a book coming out from The Wild Rose Press, Annie’s Attic, which is my first contemporary book. It was part of a project my Oklahoma Writers Group did about a doll with a curse. I had fun writing the contemporary because I got to use all the modern day sayings normally off limits to us historical writers.

Where we can find you and your book to buy?

Publisher’s website: www.soulmatepublishing.com

Callie’s website: www.calliehutton.com

Book Trailer: 

That was fun! I love this trailer! Again, Callie’s book becomes available TOMORROW!!!

BUT this is a contest! Win your choice of A Run For Love now, or A Wife By Christmas when it releases on Dec. 1st, you need to leave a comment WITH YOUR EMAIL either here, on Colleen’s blog or, our other critique partner, Christine’s blog. One winner will be selected on Friday, November 25th so be sure to comment at all three blogs for THREE chances to win! 

Don’t forget to watch Colleen’s blog for details of her upcoming books. 

Dodadagohvi~

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About Calisa Rhose

I'm a mother of three daughters, five granddaughters (with a new surprise on the way), and wife to a wonderfully supportive man. I began writing warm-you-to-the-bones romance as a teen, and the addiction has now morphed into a life of its own. I became a published author in May 2011! I create art and jewelry with polymer clay and beads to relax, and have a passion for sewing for fun. Check out my Tips From an Editor blog at https://painlessediting.wordpress.com/ See my art, craft and sewing projects at http://lisasfancifulallure.wordpress.com

Posted on 11/22/2011, in Blogs, Interview, Promotion, Welcome and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 53 Comments.

  1. Dawn Ireland

    Callie,
    I agree whole-heartedly about writing historicals. I think time-travel books are fun as well because we can bring in contemporary elements. I can’t wait to read “A Run for Love!”

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  2. Hi Callie. Loved the trailer. Made me want to read the book. Good luck and lots of sales.

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    • Callie Hutton

      Thanks so much, Susan. My DD was the model in the trailer. I’m glad you liked it.

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  3. hope to read this soon

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  4. Best of luck with your sales! The cover is perfect. 🙂

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  5. Helen Nicholas Richkowski

    Callie, I’m so excited for you. Looking forward to the new reads.

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    • Callie Hutton

      Thanks, Helen. I appreciate you stopping by. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

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  6. Hey, Callie! Great interview. Looking forward to tomorrow.

    I love your book trailer.

    Cheryl

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  7. Callie and Calisa–Loved this post! I had to blush (in a good way) again at the reminder of your love scene from “A Run for Love”. You and I think a lot alike, Callie. I’m a historical author, even though I’m still getting on track for publication. Would definitely go back in time. Would definitely choose Scotland as my dream for traveling. You are lucky to have critique partners. I think that’s something I need.

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    • Callie Hutton

      Thanks for stopping by, Winona. Ya gotta love those love scenes, lol! Sharon was soooo cool.

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  8. Hello Callie! All of them sound wonderful. Especially the mail order bride one. That’s going to be priceless. Great book trailer 🙂 Wishing you lots of luck and congrats on your release day tomorrow.

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  9. Love your Jesse. Bad boy made good sounds pretty good to me! The books you’ve recommended sound good to have around…especially The Art of Sensual Loving since exactly the right words are sometimes elusive. Thank you for sharing ladies!

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    • Callie Hutton

      Thanks for stopping by, Nancy. That Art of Sensual Loving is an illustrated book. I love it for getting the parts in the right parts. Hmm. That sounded strange, lol.

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  10. Congrats on you book Callie! I wish you many sales!!

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  11. Great interview, ladies! I would step back in time as well but only for a vacation (I wouldn’t want to live there). I am definitely with Callie on loving New York City in the late 1800s. But again – I must repeat – not permanently. I still want to come back to my blowdryer, smartphone, and modern plumbing.

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  12. Callie Hutton

    Thanks, Alicia. Don’t want to jeopardize the DDJ, lol. I skipped mine today. Have a great Thanksgiving.

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  13. Great interview, ladies. I am so proud to be a fellow member of the wonderful OKRWA group. And, I’m thrilled about the success you two are experiencing. Callie, things are really hopping for you. Way to go! The book sounds marvelous, and I also love the trailer. Wishing you many, many good things in the future (I know you like the past better, but I can’t wish you good things in the past ). I am at my DDJ, so I’d better stop here. Congrats and best of luck!

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  14. Can’t wait to read the book! Congratulations, Callie!

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  15. Callie Hutton

    Nah, you did great, girl.

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  16. Fantastic interview, luv it! Gets me excited thinking about how many wonderful stories are out there waiting to be told and for me to read! Congrats on tomorrow!

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    • Callie Hutton

      Thanks, Nancy, another fantastic critique partner. Got my fingers crossed for you, too.

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  17. Callie Hutton

    Hey Folks,

    Remember to leave your e-mail address, so we can notify you when you win! You will have your choice of A Run For Love, available tomorrow, or A Wife By Christmas, a sequel to A Run For Love, available December 1st.

    Good luck to everyone!
    Callie

    See, Christine, I can do this stuff, lol.

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    • I’ve got all the emails covered at this point, Callie. You’re in the presence of the best commenters in Cyber-land when you visit my ranch!

      Funny- everyone so far has read for me personally except maybe Connie and Anna- who still heard me read Saturday. *shudders at the memory*

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    • I never doubted you, Callie…..but watch out, you might find it addicting 🙂

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  18. Love the interview, ladies! You are both so talented and encouraging; it is a joy to know each of you. Callie, I can’t wait to dig in to your wonderful stories.

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    • Callie Hutton

      Thanks, Anna, another Oklahoma buddy. I won’t tell anyone you’re the sex scene writing queen. It will be our little secret. hehe. Leave your e-mail address for the contest.

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    • You always say the sweetest things, Anna. Love ya girl.

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  19. Awesome interview!

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    • Callie Hutton

      Thanks, Ceri, another great critique partner, who has a new book coming out herself soon.

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  20. Congrats on your first release! Sounds like a wonderful story.

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  21. Great interview, ladies! Callie, I’m definitely with you — much rather go back in time to a simpler, S-L-O-W-E-R time. I love your cover and your trailer is beautiful! BRAVO! I’d love to win this one. ajnuest@yahoo.com — but I think Calisa has that email committed to memory. 🙂 Big hugs and good luck with your upcoming release!! Obviously your CP group is doing everything right!

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    • Callie Hutton

      Thanks, I appreciate the comments. Yes, my critique group is the BEST! And four of us have debut novels coming out in the next few months, and another cp, multi-published, also has a book coming out soon. We are on a roll, baby!

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    • Of course we’re doing right by Callie, AJ. What was that email addy again? Oh right- the one on instant play. 😉 I haven’t read this one so I may have to comment on the other blogs and try to win it. 🙂 Now A Wife For Christmas… cute story!

      And Callie will be debuting her first contemporary with The Wild Rose Press soon, too. Now that is one great read!

      A note of interest that she didn’t mention about her trailer- the model is her own daughter! A lovely, sweet young woman I got to meet last month.

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  22. You’re funny, Christine.

    Thank you for your support everyone. Just to get this out now- Callie may be at the DDJ (dreaded day job) so it might be this afternoon before she can make it in. Please keep commenting and let her know what you think of her book!

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    • Callie Hutton

      Nah, I didn’t take an assignment today (substitute teacher), this being the first stop on my blog tour. Didn’t want to miss a minute of it. Thanks Calisa, for haivng me.

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  23. Connie Miller

    Great interview. Cant wait to read your book.
    I really like the cover.

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  24. Great interview, Callie and Calisa! I can’t wait to read it! As Christine said, love the cover.
    Neecy

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  25. LOL..I wasn’t even trying to be first…just got lucky!

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  26. Thank you for visiting today, Callie!

    First doesn’t count here, Christine… 😛 Thanks for dropping in thought girl!

    Remember to leave your EMAIL when commenting on our blogs!

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  27. Great interview ladies! And Callie, I still love that trailer and your book covers…beautiful!

    Much success with your writing and your sales 🙂

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    • Callie Hutton

      Thanks, Christine, writing buddy and critique partner extraordinare. First, as usual.

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