WHY FIRST PERSON?
Secrets of Ugly Creek is the second story I’ve ever written in first person (The Ugly Truth, the first book in the Ugly Creek Series, was the first). So why make such a big change after all these years and the words I’ve written in third person? Simple, when I wrote The Ugly Truth manuscript I just couldn’t get it right. I changed this, I changed that, I changed the other thing; and still it didn’t flow the way I wanted it to. As I tried to figure out what the problem was, I suddenly realized the bit of journal I’d written in first person from the heroine’s point of view was the best part of the whole thing. I decided to see what would happen if I let her tell the story her way. It was a blast.
Then I got to Secrets of Ugly Creek, the second Ugly Creek book. I’d set a precedent, so I had to at least try to go with first person again. To my delight, Madison was wonderful as a narrator of her own story. She has a sharp, sarcastic way of looking at the world that was fun to work with. I hope you like her too.
Cheryel is offering a free PDF of Secrets of Ugly Creek to one lucky commenter.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Cheryel Hutton talks to dragons. Thing is, they talk to her too, telling her dark stories of witches, werewolves, bigfoot creatures, fairies, and vampires. Then there are the stories of evil humans—and they are the scariest stories of all.
Her husband and grown children sometimes wonder about Cheryel. That maybe she spends too much time whispering to dragons and writing down the stories the dragons tell her. But the dragons make her happy, so her family isn’t overly worried. The grandchildren are young enough to talk to dragons too, so they understand.
Cheryel has had several articles and short stories published over the years, and her novels, Shadows of Evil, from Samhain Publishing, Keepers of Legend and The Ugly Truth from The Wild Rose Press are currently available from all major outlets. She is currently working on her next novel.
Cheryel, her family, and two dachshunds live in Chattanooga, TN. The South is known for odd corners where the impossible sometimes comes to life. Cheryel loves to visit those places.
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