Geoff Hughes lives in Port Macquarie, NSW Australia. His day job is Director of madhouseMEDIA where he writes a blog on writing and ePublishing and helps other new authors through the ePublishing maze.
Beautiful Lies is his first collection of short stories.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Sydney, Australia in the 1960s. I have an older sister who was right in the thick of the social change happening all around us, so it was an interesting time to be a little kid, seeing the 1960s through older siblings eyes. It was a much more innocent time. I enjoy trying to create a sense of place with my writing and the sheer variety of geography in Sydney helped with that. You've got a major city surrounded by beaches and harbours, rivers, mountains and national parks. I'll always be a Sydney boy even though I haven't lived there for over 25 years.
When did you first start writing?
When I was a kid. I've always been writing short stories. I can remember being sick for a few weeks when I was 11 or 12. I borrowed my big sisters typewriter and wrote a riff on Ian Flemings 'You Only Live Twice' - which was my hands down favourite James Bond book.
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Geoff Hughes is the author of Beautiful Lies and regularly blogs on writing and motivation and independent publishing at www.madhousemedia.com.au/blog