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Meet Pamela Fagan Hutchins, Author in Northwest

Today we’d like to introduce you to Pamela Fagan Hutchins.

Pamela, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I was always a closet writer while pursuing a career as an employment attorney, human resources executive, and investigator. Then my husband pushed me to “own up” to my writing and pursue publication. Ten years have flown by and my twelfth novel is about to be published! I had a memorable stint as president of the Houston Writers Guild, which was fun, and in addition to writing I hold writing retreats, consult on manuscripts, and coach writers on writing, publishing, and promotion. I’ve been super blessed to have won some awards that were game changers for me, I recently won the 2017 Silver Falchion for Best Adult Mystery.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
The road has been a double loop rollercoaster! Initially, the biggest obstacle was the changing publishing industry itself. With discussions ongoing with three different agents, I opted to go indie. It was so hard…and so much fun for someone like me who likes to be in control. The first year went great and by year four I was making a lot of money. Then, the industry changed radically again, forcing me to reinvent myself and my way of publishing. It made me stronger, a better writer, more disciplined, and more appreciative of my success. I never miss the practice of law for a minute!

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Pamela Fagan Hutchins, Author – what should we know?
My company is me! As an author, it is all about your voice, your characters and worlds, and the works you produce. I write romantic mysteries in what I call the “What Doesn’t Kill You” world. Each protagonist gets a trilogy, then I spin off a supporting character into a new trilogy. This keeps it fresh for me, yet familiar to my readers. I’m known for deep, deep characterization and settings so real they’re almost characters. I’ll make you laugh and cry, I promise. And, I try to up the intricacy of my mystery plots with every novel.

Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
Perseverance! Work hard, learn continuously, never give up.

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Image Credit:
Eric Hutchins, Heidi Dorey

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