Dot Hutchison

Bella Blizzard

Dot Hutchison has worked in retail, taught at a Boy Scout camp, and fought in human combat chessboards, but she’s most grateful that she can finally call writing work. When not immersed in the worlds-between-pages, she can frequently be found dancing around like an idiot, tracing stories in the stars, or waiting for storms to roll in from the ocean. She currently lives in Florida. A Wounded Name is her debut novel. Visit her online at


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

Probably Martin the Warrior, by Brian Jacques- that book changed my whole perspective.

What’s your favorite line from a book?

“On ne voit bien qu’avec le coeur.L L’esseniel es invisble pour les yeux.” –Le Petit Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

Brian Jacques, Tamora Pierce, and Victoria Schwab

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

I can’t imagine even a day going by without letting all the stories in my head out to play- sharing them with others is a treat.

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

It sounds cheesy, but don’t give up. It takes a lot of time and work, and more than a little heartache, to get to where you want to go, but it’s so, SO worth it.