Author Interview: Cheryel Hutton

The Basics
Cheryel Hutton
Genre(s): Paranormal Romance
Publisher(s): Samhain Publishing, The Wild Rose Press

To Other Authors

What are the three MOST important pieces of advice you would give to a brand new author?

  • Don’t let yourself get overwhelmed, enjoy the ride. 2. Never stop learning your craft. 3. Keep writing the next book. Always

What’s your favorite way to advertise?

  • Going to events where I can meet and talk to readers.

What hard-knock lesson did the publishing world teach you (can be your own experience or someone else’s that you learned from)?

  • Don’t let the crazy business of publishing suck out the joy of writing!

For the Readers

What are you reading, if anything, at the moment?

  • I’m reading Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series (I’m at #11). I had heard over and over that the books were awesome, and they really are. I can’t put the dang things down.

Do you prefer ebooks or print for your reading pleasure?

  • I prefer print. I love the feel and texture of paper. On the other hand, the new e-readers are wonderful. They’re light, pretty, and much easier to carry than print books (and I take books where ever I go). In my opinion, books are magical things, no matter what form they take.

Name three of your all-time-favorite, read-them-over-and-over books.

  • The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov, Dance Upon The Air by Nora Roberts, and Waiting for the Wolf Moon by Evelyn Vaughn.

Idle Curiosity Compels Me to Ask

– What inspired you to be a writer?

  • A lot of things. The two biggest reasons are probably that my grandmother used to tell me stories about a family of bunnies. I enjoyed them so much I made up my own, very different, stories. And books. I really, really, really love books, and writing them just seemed a natural extension of that.

– What do you do immediately after finishing a manuscript?

  • Celebrate, then collapse on the couch, try to relax and enjoy the feeling of accomplishment, go into a funk, and not feel happy until I’m knee deep in another manuscript. I know, I need a 12 step program.

– Do you talk to your characters or your muse or both?

  • Actually, it’s more like my characters talk to me. For instance, Kia, the heroine of Shadows of Evil, was supposed to drive a Kia car. No, she said, her name was Kia. I argued. I tried very hard to convince her, but she is a very stubborn character (I guess you’d have to be to move into a haunted house alone (except for your dog)). Eventually I gave up and let her have her way.

Promo Section

~ Most Recent Release ~

Shadows of Evil by Cheryel Hutton

Electronic ISBN: 1-59998-949-2
Print ISBN: 978-1605041537
Length: Novel
Price: $5.50
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Kia must learn to trust—before the evil in her house destroys them all.

For Kia Wolfe, moving to an isolated mountaintop is an act of independence from her demanding family and ex-fiancé. She’s literally dreamed about the regal old house for years, and for the first time in her life she feels at home. She’s here to stay, even though the house’s history of violent deaths is enough to scare off most people.

Garrett McKnight, owner of the contracting firm Kia has hired to renovate her house, is wary of the new resident. Emotionally bruised and battered by a self-centered ex-wife, he can’t get around the fact that there’s something about Kia that both attracts him and sets him on edge. And when Kia dabbles in a bit of Wicca, accidentally unleashing a hidden evil, it’s tempting to walk away and leave her to her to her fate.

But he can’t. Not when four people have died in that house.

Warning, this title contains the following: a bit of explicit sex, a touch of graphic language, some graphic violence, and a scare or two.

I also have a dragon novella out in ebook format from

~ Coming Soon ~

I don’t have a release upcoming at the moment. I took some time off to take care of some family and personal stuff—and to polish my craft. I’m back to writing and should have something on the way very soon 🙂

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Thanks, Cheryel!

Join me next week for Yvonne Eve Walus.

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