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Friday, October 23, 2020

Guest Author: Linda Hughes





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

                Author Linda Hughes





Linda, can you tell us about yourself and your background? What do you currently do outside of writing?



I write 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?



With twenty 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.




Novels by Author Linda Hughes



Becoming Jessie Belle is an ancestry quest story with a spray of romance.


Becoming Jesse Belle

         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.



Book Cover Secrets of...

                Dark family secrets revealed.








Tough Rocks, romantic road trip! Flashbacks to the 1970s for lots of fun.



Tough Rocks

           Can old love be recaptured?







Black Forest, the first in my Shades of Hope Novella Collection.



Black Forest


War. Nazis. Murder. What a mother will do for her children.





What prompted 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.

The 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.



Gold Mountain

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




 Award CIBA Semi Finalist Killer Nashville FinalistIndie Award

          Mystery & Mayhem Award , Killer Nashville Silver Award , Indie Award for  Becoming Jesse Belle











Photo from an event or other


Linda Hughes Book Signing

Book signing, with friends.





Anne Perry, one of my favorite authors, and me, at Killer Nashville conference, 2018.


Author Anne Perry 

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!


















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