Welcome to WHAT TO READ WEDNESDAY!
Each Wednesday I will feature a different author and they will share a bit with us about themselves and one of their books. So let’s get started.
Hi Callie, I’m excited to have you here and congrats on your new release! You’re actually a busy lady and have a Historical releasing today titled A RUN FOR LOVE and then on December 1st you have another historical coming out titled A WIFE BY CHRISTMAS.
And just a little plug here, at the end of this interview, find out how you have 3 chances to win a digital copy of either A RUN FOR LOVE or A WIFE BY CHRISTMAS.
Before you tell us about your new book, can you tell today’s readers a bit about yourself?
I live in Oklahoma with my husband and two children – well hardly children, since they’re 19 and 21. We have two dogs and a new kitten. I’ve been writing for years, but only last summer decided to write a romance novel, something I’d been telling myself for years I would do.
Coffee or tea?
Depends. Mostly coffee, but I’ve been known to enjoy a spot of tea from time to time.
A good book or a good movie? Why?
A good book, although I do enjoy movies. I don’t like sitting still for long periods of time, and when I’m reading, I usually hop up and down every couple of chapters. Other people in the movies don’t generally appreciate that. Strange.
I can certainly understand the need to stay seated. Lol Tell us your favorite type of book to read and why?
Romance. I love happy endings. My favorite type of romance is humorous. I mostly read historical, but I read contemporary every once in a while when something appeals to me.
Nothing like a romance that gives you a chuckle. What genres do you write in?
Historical romance—usually western. I have one contemporary novella due to be released next year with The Wild Rose Press.
If you could’ve written any book, which book would you choose and why?
Gone With the Wind. I loved Scarlett. Although that didn’t have a happy ending. But I’ve read it seventeen times.
I’ve never read the book, but loved the movie. Does that count…lol. Is there something you do as a ritual when writing? For instance do you need to wear a pair of lucky socks, drink a certain beverage, have certain music playing?
Nope. I write anywhere I can carry my laptop.
Finish this sentence for me….If I had to sum up what A Run For Love is about…
I would say it’s about never giving up on someone you love.
Why a A Run For Love? Where did your inspiration for this story come from?
I was a History major in college, hence my love of historical romance. A Run For Love begins with the Oklahoma Territory Land Run in 1889. I had not heard the story of the land run until I moved to Oklahoma. It totally fascinated me, and I just had to write a love story surrounding it.
Can you tell us two things you love about your hero?
I love his strength of character and his tenacity.
I love how independent she is, but learns by the end of the story to rely on others when she needs to.
If your book was made into a movie, which actor would you choose to play your hero?
Annoyance stalled her steps when she saw the man from the woods yesterday washing dishes in the creek. With the hundreds of people getting ready for the race at noon, the only empty space remained next to him. Tori knelt and wet her washcloth, averting her gaze. Her heart thudded, hoping he wouldn’t notice her.
“Still here, are you?”
She clenched her jaw at the sound of that voice. He stood over her, a grin on his face. Now that she saw him without shadows, it irritated her when her heart sped up.
Lord save me from another handsome face and charming smile.
“Yes, I’m still here.” Her voice rose. “And I plan to spend tonight camped on my own lot.”
“Easy honey, I’m not the enemy.” He put his hands up in surrender.
“Don’t call me honey!”
“Sorry.” His smile contradicted his apology. “A woman alone dragging a wagon and a passel of kids will most likely spend the night right outside Arkansas City pushing on her horse’s rump.”
This man had all the nerve in the world. “I will get my lot in town, sir. And I will make a life for myself and my family. Believe it or not, I’ll even do it without anyone’s help.” She raised one eyebrow and flicked her fingers at him. “Now I’ll thank you to leave me in peace and mind your own business.” She turned back and mumbled, “And your manners.” She splashed her face with such vigor that water went up her nose, causing her to cough and choke.
I love his humor and she sounds like a strong heroine. What was the easiest part of your book to write?
The Ladies League for Decency march.
The Land Run. It was important to get all the historical facts correct.
What’s the best advice you received on your journey to publication?
Write, write, write. Read, read, read.
Great advice. What can we expect next from Callie Hutton?
A sequel to A Run For Love, featuring Ellie Henderson (the youngest niece, all grown up). A Wife By Christmas will be released from Soul Mate Publishing on December 1st.
High School Principal Max Colbert needs to get rid of that pesky History teacher, Ellie Henderson. Getting her married off is the perfect solution, except everyone he introduces her to doesn’t seem right.
In 1906 Guthrie, Oklahoma, History teacher, Ellie Henderson, has been a thorn in High School Principal Max Colbert’s side ever since he took over three months ago. When she’s not flying by his office, late for her class, with books and papers jumbled in her arms, she’s attending Suffragettes meetings against his orders.
Because of her family connections, he can’t fire her, but he can certainly find someone to marry her, and keep her busy in the kitchen. And far away from his school. Max soon finds that what seemed like a good idea can turn into disaster when Miss Ellie Henderson is involved. The woman is a master at getting into trouble.
With the Christmas season in full swing, he has many opportunities to introduce her to prospective husbands. However, the uncomfortable feeling is growing that no one is worthy of the minx…
I have to tell you that both of your covers are G O R G E O U S !!!
And finally Callie, where can we find you and your books? My website www.calliehutton.com. And Soul Mate Publishing. Hope to see you there!
Click here to view the beautiful book trailer for A Run For Love! You’ll love it 🙂
As promised above, Callie is giving away one download of either A RUN FOR LOVE on Friday November 25th, or A WIFE BY CHRISTMAS on it’s release date of December 1st to one lucky winner.
All you need to do is leave a comment with your email address either here, on Callie’s blog or Calisa Rhose’s blog where Callie kicked off her tour yesterday. Leave one comment on any blog and you’re entered one time, but if you visit all three blogs and comment on each one, you’ll be entered for three chances to WIN!!!
Callie will announce the winner on Friday, November 25th on each blog! GOOD LUCK!