Pamela Fagan Hutchins has been a member of the Writers’ League for five years. She lives in “Nowheresville” – somewhere east of Austin and west of Brenham. Her April 2015 Release Heaven to Betsy is the winner in the 2015 USA Best Book awards in cross genre fiction.
Scribe: In what genre(s) do you write?
Pamela Fagan Hutchins: I write romantic mysteries and dabble in nonfiction.
Scribe: What authors would you like to have coffee or a beer with and which beverage?
PFH: Coffee, and lots of it, with Larry McMurtry. I need more Gus and Woodrow.
Scribe: If you were stranded on a deserted island, what book would you want to have with you to keep you sane?
PFH: Where the Red Fern Grows. Yes, I know it’s a tearjerker, but it is so raw and beautifully human.
Scribe: What have you learned from your association with the Writers’ League?
PFH: The Writers’ League was the organization that first gave me a positive glimpse into my writing potential (2010 Manuscript Award). My self-doubt was completely overpowering before then. Through WLT conferences and relationships, I have had the chance to improve my craft.
Scribe: Where do you see your writing taking you (or you taking it) in the future?
PFH: My writing has already taken me away from my job as a lawyer and investigator (yay!) and allowed me to travel in my mind to some of my favorite places: the U.S. Virgin Islands, New Mexico, and Hawaii. Where I really hope it takes me some day though is to a place where my husband doesn’t have to travel all the time for work anymore!!
Scribe: Is there anything else about you that you would like to share with the world? An opportunity for blatant self-promotion!
PFH: You can download my WLT-Manuscript-Contest-winning series, Saving Grace (a romantic mystery) in e-book form everywhere, and you can get information about my quarterly writing retreats on my website.