An Interview with Michelle Hughes

Michelle is the author of Cowboy Sanctuary. This is another Kindle Press book!


Question One - Does a big ego help or hurt writers?

In my opinion, a big ego never helps anything.  I guess some readers might find their favorite author works better up on a pedestal but I like meeting people who love my work and making them friends.  I've always been that way.  I feel honored anytime someone reads my work. 

Question Two - Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones?

I do read them.  When I first began writing, reviews, especially the bad ones helped me learn my craft.  Sometimes they break you down into tears, but when you get those great reviews?  It can make your heart soar.

Question Three - Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?

A little of both I guess.  In the beginning, I wanted to just write the stories that filled my mind.  Once I began making money in this business, I wanted to keep doing it.  I know we should write for the love of the written word, but it's hard not to follow the trends when they pay your bills.

Question Four - What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?

I have spent months on research for certain books, and still missed details.  I try to stay closer to what I know these days because the last thing I want to do is write on a subject and get called out later for not knowing what I was talking about.

Question Five - How do you select the names of your characters?

I can't say I do select their names.  When I'm writing their names just come to me and I go with it.  I've never outlined anything, which I'm sure many authors will disagree with. I just write by the seat of my pants.

Question Six - What does literary success look like to you?

My main goal is to have one book become a USA Today bestseller.  When that happens, I'll know I'm finally a success.


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Dana Waterfield’s well-organized life gets tipped upside down when the brutal murder of her twin sister Danielle threatens to unravel everything she’s worked so hard to achieve. Having found herself the sole guardian of her sister’s newborn lovechild, Jeremy, and at the receiving end of her ex-brother-in-law’s unchecked rage, Dana flees to the safety of Dixon Ranch and the strong, muscled arms of Brock Dixon. In order to protect the baby from the wrath of Danielle’s husband and murderer, Dana must assimilate into the daily routine of ranch life, and rethink who she really is. When the wrath of a madman threatens the life of her nephew and everything she holds dear, will Dana put her trust in Brock or let the winds of change tear her family apart?

Falling for her sister’s lover was never part of the plan, but there’s something about a cowboy that no woman can resist. After all, the safest place to be is in a cowboy’s arms…

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