Historical author- Callie Hutton!
Posted by Calisa Rhose
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
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?
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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
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.
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About Calisa RhoseI'm a mother of three daughters, five granddaughters, 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 sew for fun. See my craft and sewing projects at http://fancifulallure.wordpress.com
Posted on 11/22/2011, in Blogs, Interview, Promotion, Welcome and tagged Calisa Rhose, Callie Hutton, Debut author, Debut book, guest, The Wild Rose Press, Writing. Bookmark the permalink. 53 Comments.