I am happy to have Linda Hughes as my guest today. Thank you, Linda, for joining me on my website.
Young Author, Linda Hughes
Haha. My favorite photo of me. A good representation
of my life.
Author Linda Hughes
Linda, can you tell us about yourself and your background? What do you currently do
outside of writing?
full-time. Before this, I spent twenty years as a seminar leader, traveling the world for work. It was the most amazing experience
imaginable. Then I was a college professor for sixteen years. I loved my students and hated faculty meetings. Now I write.
What books have you written, and what are their genres? What audience
are they aimed at?
books in print, including romantic suspense, women’s fiction, a children’s book, and some non-fiction, I’ll
include the most recent six novels here. Women like my stories, and some men, too.
by Author Linda Hughes
Jessie Belle is an ancestry quest story with a spray of romance.
Ancestor spirits visit in the night.
Secrets of the Asylum is a family saga set in 1921.
Secrets of the Island
follows the same family in 1943.
Secrets of the Summer, same family, 1965.
Dark family secrets revealed.
Rocks, romantic road trip! Flashbacks to the 1970s for lots of fun.
Can old love be recaptured?
Forest, the first in my Shades of Hope Novella Collection.
War. Nazis. Murder. What a mother will do for her children.
you to write what you did? [or Where do you get your writing inspiration?] What message(s) do you want readers to take away?
These stories live in my head. I must get them out! Truly. I panic that I may not have enough years
left in me to get all these fictional stories out of me.
Do you write
short stories, articles, or have a blog? Where can we find them?
I write an occasional article, mostly for IrishCentral.com. They are ancestry-related stories.
I write a blog post: lindahughes.com, when the mood strikes me, which isn’t often.
What do you find the hardest about writing? The easiest?
The hardest part is sitting for long periods. I have to get
up and walk around regularly, which is hard to make myself do when I’m really into the writing. Quite often, I put my
laptop on the kitchen counter and type standing up.
easiest part is coming up with ideas. Just walk around and read tombstones in a cemetery. There are enough stories there alone
to last a lifetime. (Well, not their lifetimes, but you know what I mean.)
What’s next for you after Black Forest?
Gold Mountain, second in the Shades of Hope Novella Collection.
Searching for his wild son, a father,
finds something else altogether.
What special thing about yourself would you like to share with readers?
When I traveled all over the country and the world for work for so many years,
I felt like a gypsy. A wanderer and road warrior. A resident of everywhere. I loved it.
How can we follow or contact you?
Blog: Linda Hughes
Amazon: Linda Hughes
Facebook: Author Linda Hughes
Where can readers buy your books?
Amazon: Linda Hughes
Author Linda Hughes Awards & Recognition
Mystery & Mayhem Award , Killer Nashville Silver Award , Indie Award for Becoming Jesse Belle
Photo from an event or other
Book signing, with friends.
Anne Perry, one of my
favorite authors, and me, at Killer Nashville conference, 2018.
Left: Author Anne Perry ,
and to the right: Author Linda Hughes
That is all for now. Until next time, Salve Atque Vale! Hail and Farewell!