Release Day!!

Today, my debut novel, A Run For Love, releases from Soul Mate Publishing. Many thanks to Senior Editor, Debby Gilbert, for taking a chance on me.

Like the Academy Awards, there’s always lots of people to thank. But not wishing to bore everyone, I will simply say thank you to everyone who has helped, and you all know who you are.

But one particular group that needs acknowledgement is my critique group. Christine, Karen, Denice, Cheryl, Ceri, Calisa, Nancy, Victoria and Ally. Also the marvelous ladies from the previous group I belonged to.

A critique group is priceless. They read your work, chapter by chapter, and pick up mistakes, illogical sequences, poor grammar, misspellings, overuse of words/phrases, and inconsistencies. They brainstorm with you. They offer support and guidance. They cheer when you succeed, and offer solace, along with cyber chocolate and margaritas when the inevitable rejections arrive.

They become friends, even though we probably will never meet face to face. We share our family stories, our triumphs and tragedies. And always have the feeling that ‘we’re all in this together.’

Ladies−I salute you.

A Run For Love
By Callie Hutton
Available now

TORI HENDERSON wants independence, freedom and no husband. JESSE COCHRAN wants a new start, far from the crippling effects of a childhood stained by being the whore’s kid.

It’s April, 1889 and the Oklahoma Land Run is about to begin. Since they’re going to be evicted from their Kansas home, Tori needs land to provide a home for her four nieces and nephews. After the unexpected death of her brother, she became their only parent. Jesse wants to leave his past behind, and practice law.

Their first encounter in Arkansas City, where thousands have gathered to await the firing of the cannons to begin the race, has them snapping at each other. His opinion on a woman participating in the Land Run without a husband certainly reinforces her opinion of domineering males. It’s easy to dismiss each other, however.

That is until the dust settles after the Run, and they end up next door neighbors in Guthrie, Oklahoma.

Will these two survive life together when an unintended pregnancy forces them into marriage?

See the book trailer for A Run For Love here:
Also watch for the release of A Wife By Christmas, coming from Soul Mate Publishing on December 1. This sequel to A Run For Love features a grown-up Ellie Henderson.
I would love to hear what you think of the trailer, and the books. All commenters will be added to other commenters on and www.Calisa (two of my critique partners) and one will be selected on Friday, November 25th to win a free download of either A Run For Love, or A Wife By Christmas when it releases December 1st.

If you comment on all three websites, you’ll be entered three times!

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11 Responses to Release Day!!

  1. glad we met and became more than critique partners, but friends! I have to say that we are lucky to be amongst so many talented ladies!

    Huge HUGE congrats on your releases and much success to you and your writing and sales. you deserve it.

    Savor the moment and enjoy the ride! WOOT WOOT!!!!!

  2. Callie says:

    Thanks, Christine. First, as usual, lol. I’ll be stopping by your place.

  3. Callie says:

    Thanks, Alicia. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

  4. Calisa Rhose says:

    HAPPY RELEASE DAY. Callie!!!!!!

    I remember ‘meeting’ you on the PRO-Org loop before you ‘became Callie’. Who would have guessed then we’d become friends and cps? Thank you for inviting me to join your crit group. What wonderful talent there, and humorous ladies! Have a happy release party!

    VISITORS: Don’t forget to visit my blog for another chance to win Callie’s book if you haven’t already!

  5. Erin says:

    so happy for you! I can’t wait to read this!

  6. Nancy says:

    Thanks Callie, for the inclusion in this wonderful group! And for sharing the joy of the creative process … the channeling of these wonderful stories … each story both a gift and a challenge! I can’t wait to start A Run for Love!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. Calisa Rhose says:

    This has been a great blog experience! Congrats girl.

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