Today on TUES TIDBITS we welcome Author Callie Hutton. Welcome Callie and congrats on your new release, AN ANGEL IN THE MAIL Scheduled for release this week at Soul Mate Publishing.Can you tell us a little about yourself?
My first love is being a mom. Second, reading, which naturally segued into writing–for me, anyway.
I’ve been making up stories since elementary school, and writing gave me a way to turn off the voices in my head. I’ve had a number of things published, and about a year and a half ago, decided to put it to the test and write a book.
Although I’ve lived in several states, Oklahoma is where I’ve hung my hat for the last several years, but I hail from New Jersey. I’m an Okie-Jersey girl. And proud of it.
I love my animals, two rescue dogs and a rescue cat. My daughter, Anna, still lives at home while she works on her Law Enforcement degree at Oklahoma State University. My son has given us whiplash the last few years, moving in and out. Currently he’s in–I think. Add to our group my hubby of thirty-five years, and things are always hopping.
You can catch me hanging out at Facebook, Twitter- @CallieHutton, and my web site www.calliehutton.com Stop by sometime and say hello.
We asked Callie to write a blog post that can be geared to both readers and writers.
How compatible were you and your significant other when you first met? So many of my friends and relatives, as well as myself clashed in the beginning of the relationship.
My mother thought my father was an idiot when they first met. They were married 50+ years when she died. My husband and I had our third date before I stopped thinking of him as a jerk. You wonder why I would have three dates with such a person? Because we worked together, had so much fun, and would go out at the end of our shift for a drink. Loved his company, thought he was so funny. But the dates were disasters.
The theme of most romance stories is conflict in the beginning between the hero and heroine. A good story keeps the conflict going for a while, the tension up, the sexual tension strong.
Why do so many lovers clash in the beginning? Is it the strength of the attraction that’s frightening? Or is it truly that opposites attract? Or maybe there really are that many jerks out there.
In my book, An Angel in the Mail, Nathan Hale’s mail order bride, Angel Hardwick, is supposed to be ready to take over all the household chores and assist in raising his five children. However, she’s spent her whole life with servants seeing to her every need.
Do you suppose they clash in the beginning? Or is Nate an easy-going sort of guy who will overlook Angel’s fumbling attempts at running his household?
How about you and your significant other? Clashes at the beginning? Or smooth sailing from the get-go?
1.Describe yourself in five words: Using only verbs or adjectives.
Happy, positive, content, helpful, friendly
2. The animal's you choose as your favorites or to surround yourself say a lot about who you are and how you think. What are your three favorite animals and why? If you don't like animals, that is okay too. Tell us why.
Pigs: because they make cool sounds
Dogs: They love you no matter what
Cats: they allow us to exist in their world
3. If your hero and heroine were on the Newly Wed Game. How would they answer these questions?
Tell us about the first time you made love. Where was it and was it
(a) Like hells afire
(b) A lesson in anatomy
(c) Like a children's game of show and tell
In a hotel room where I took Anne to get away from the interruption of my five kids.
It was like hells afire ;)
The most annoying thing about my husband/hero is...
He’s such a kind person, I am hard pressed to find fault. If I had to, it would be
that he tolerates everyone, including those determined to come between us.
The most endearing thing about my wife/heroine is...
How hard she tries to do household tasks, but never quite makes it.
4. Finally, if you were stranded on a desert island what five things would you want with you?
a laptop, a kindle, internet access, sun block, cell phone
Thanks for being with us today. Good luck with your current book and future projects.
Buy link www.soulmatepublishing.com
And check it out on Amazon, Barnes and noble.
Also be sure and check out Callie's other books. A Run For Love and A Wife by Christmas. These wonderful novels are available at www.soulmatepublishing.com and at Amazon and Barnes and Noble