Want a great read by a talented author? Silly question, of course you do. Readers like us are always hungry for new and wonderful stories. My friend and publisher, Pamela Fagan Hutchins, just released her latest novel, Hell to Pay (from the What Doesn’t Kill You series).
Here’s why I dig Pamela and hope you’ll buy her books…
She’s a wonder woman, on and off the page.
If you’re you’re a pure reader, you’ll want check out her many novels. If you’re also a writer, especially one who is or wants to be published, then you need to sign up for her email list at SkipJack Publishing. I’ve learned so much from her.
How I Met Pamela
Pamela and I knew of each other growing up. Back in the day, we were cheerleaders at rival high schools (stop laughing). We knew each other, but we didn’t really know each each other. Fast forward 25 years later. In 2010, I stood on the winners’ podium at the Writers’ League of Texas’ Annual Agents Conference. Pennies from Burger Heaven had just won Best Mainstream Novel. There was another winner already standing up there. . . she looked familiar, Pamela Fagan Hutchins.
After the ceremony, we visited a while, wished each other well, then both went back to our lives. While I desperately was searching for an agent, rewriting Pennies for the thousandth time, landing and losing my dream agent, then wallowing in my Oreo-infested pity party — Pamela started SkipJack Publishing and began publishing books. Lots and lots of books — fiction, nonfiction. The woman writes it all.
A few years later, I reached out to Pamela for publishing advice, and later brought her back to our hometown to speak at our local writing organization because she knows so much! In 2015, I finally mustered up the courage to ask her consider publishing Pennies. The rest is history.
Pamela is smart, talented, cool, and nice. Just the kind of author we all love to support. To me, she’s the perfect blend of Sandra Brown and Janet Evanovich.
Pamela’s Latest Release – Hell to Pay
Big-haired paralegal and former rodeo queen Emily has her life back on track. Her adoption of Betsy seems like a done deal, her parents have reunited, and she’s engaged to her sexy boss Jack. Then client Phil Escalante’s childhood buddy Dennis drops dead, face first into a penis cake at the adult novelty store Phil owns with his fiancée Nadine, one of Emily’s best friends. The cops charge Phil with murder right on the heels of his acquittal in a trial for burglarizing the Mighty is His Word church offices. Emily’s nemesis ADA Melinda Stafford claims a witness overheard Phil fighting with Dennis over a woman. Before he can mount a defense, Phil falls into a diabetic coma, leaving Nadine shaken and terrified. Meanwhile Betsy’s ultra-religious foster parents apply to adopt her, and Jack starts acting weird and evasive. Emily feels like a calf out of a chute, pulled between the ropes of the header and the heeler, as she fights to help Phil and Nadine without losing Betsy and Jack.