“Writers are awesome, wonderful people, willing to share their knowledge and expertise with others — especially newbies.”
— Nancy Hudgins
A member of the Writers’ League since February 2015, Nancy lives in Gilmer, TX.
Scribe: In what genre(s) do you write?
Nancy Hudgins: Contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and western historical fiction.
Scribe: What author would you most like to have a drink with, and what’s the first question you would ask them?
NH: Linda Howard and/or Sandra Brown. I would ask: What’s your secret for making characters come alive on the page?
Scribe: If you were stranded on a deserted island, what book would you want to have with you to keep you sane?
NH: Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.
Scribe: What have you learned from your association with the Writers’ League?
NH: Writers are awesome, wonderful people, willing to share their knowledge and expertise with others — especially newbies. There are so many opportunities for [writers] to hone our skills. It’s an awesome organization.
Scribe: Where do you see your writing taking you (or you taking it) in the future?
NH: I love it when someone says they were moved by something I wrote. As long as I am able to do that, I will be a happy camper. I simply love to write.
Scribe: Here at the Writers’ League, we love sharing book recommendations. What’s one Texas-related book that has come out within the past year that you couldn’t put down?
NH: Goodness, there are so many wonderful Texas authors. The last one I read was by a new author, Michael Scott Clifton. His book The Janus Witch was recommended to me. It’s not a genre I normally read but I was intrigued by the fact that it involved so many different elements. Witches, time travel, romance, modern day. It had some dark places in it, but man was it a good read!
Scribe: Is there anything else about you that you would like to share with the world? An opportunity for blatant self-promotion!
NH: I have a new release coming out soon. A contemporary romance entitled Chasing Hope, which is set in a small town in East Texas. A wounded warrior with a solitary past, a single mom with lonely present. Can a precocious child be the catalyst to heal wounds that can’t be seen and offer hope for a brighter future?
Thank you, Nancy!
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