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Reinventing Erica

Erica Hutchings




the action or process through which something is changed so much that it appears to be entirely new.

“the reinvention of classic punk rock”

Oxford Dictionary

Hello dear friend. If you’re new here, please make yourself a drink, have a seat and may I say welcome. If you have followed me over the years I say the same to you but please let me express my apologies. The last few years have not been good or gracious to any of us. I desperately needed to take a break from writing and the internet. I needed to focus on matters of the heart such as family and health.

But now I’m working out the aches in my hands. I’ve dusted off the cobwebs of my Mac Air. And I finally found out who I am. I realize now that 2020 wasn’t only about a pandemic, killer hornets or aliens. It was an opportunity to open my eyes, letting go of the past, embracing the present and most of all reinventing myself for the future.

If you didn’t know already, my name is Erica Hutchings. I’m married to a wonderful man and love of my life, Gary. I have two wonderful sons. And we all live in Hill Country, Texas. It’s some of the most beautiful and wild country around in the United States.

I’m also a fiction author and the chief executive author of Paper Rabbit Books, a boutique publishing house. My first foray into writing was a book I had originally planned to release as a series of books. It was called Delicious-A Rumour Mill Novel. The book had limited success before life took its toll on me and I shelved the book. It’s no longer in print.

But during the last three years after some much needed meditating and manifesting, I realized that my calling in writing was not over. I also discovered that I wanted to help other writers in getting published. Currently I’m writing my new novel In the Wake. I’m excited to share it with you soon.

Aside from these matters I’m also a chronic illness warrior and sexual abuse survivor. I’ve been working with a team of doctors on new medications to help me get through the terrible effects of an autoimmune disease called Mixed Connective Tissue Disease. As a sexual abuse survivor I’ve also been working on new methods of dealing with PTSD and major depression.

I needed time off to come to terms with the fact that mixed connective tissue disease is worsening. I also needed to come to terms with the fact that the sexual abuse I suffered from my childhood through my teen years isn’t my fault. It’s also the cause of why I felt a huge block in my life when it come to accepting my blessings.

So that is it in a nutshell. As time goes by you will learn all about me. For some it will be a complete reinvention. For others who have never met me I hope that what I write you will understand and you will get to like this me. And for those decided not to stay or understand then I say good bye and good luck. And for all it is never too late to reinvent yourself.