Q: What are your writing habits like? Are you disciplined?
A: I write six hours a day, seven days a week.
Q: How long did it take you to write the book?
A: About a year and a half. The story went through many revisions.
Q: Tell us about the publishing process. Was it difficult landing an agent and/or finding a publisher?
A: Finding an agent was difficult. I was fortunate to have made the connection with Leticia Gomez in 2008 when a Hollywood film company called Antibody Films optioned a three-book middle-grade series I had just written. I didn’t have an agent at the time. I found Leticia, and she represented me. Later, she represented Latitude 38, but found the going rough with traditional publishers — they told Leticia that Latitude 38 was too controversial. That’s the beauty of e-publishers. They allow writers more editorial flexibility. As a consequence of this, e-book readers have a much greater story selection.
Q: What’s next for Ron Hutchison?
A: I have two other novels in the works.
Q: What is your best tip for aspiring authors?
Thanks for this interview!