Interview with Laura Hughes

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love the creative process- To be the person who constructs entire worlds, gives life to monsters, gives the hero a mission and then goes about making it far from easy to complete. I want the book to be a movie in the head of my reader- making them see what I saw when I imagined the story
What do your fans mean to you?
I appreciate someone being as enthusiastic about the story as I was creating it. Readers are the reason we write- the reason we want to share our vision- anytime I can give them an enjoyable experience I am honored to do it.
What are you working on next?
I am revising and releasing the next 6 books of The Sara Chronicles and have completed another book in the supernatural genre entitled In Borrowed Flesh- it's more of a thriller- I have also started another book in the supernatural theme tentatively entitled He Was Dead. As soon as I complete one book - ideas for another come and I have to get them down and give them life.
Who are your favorite authors?
J.R.R Tolkein, Charlaine Harris, Sue Grafton
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Facing new challenges, pushing myself to do things I might otherwise have allowed to defeat me in the past. Each day is an opportunity to prove something to myself
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love to workout, run, travel and see new things. Every year- I pick a place I want to learn about or something I read about and wanted to see and I go with my family
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Usually word of mouth, sometimes articles I've read
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes- it was a short story I wrote for my daughter Sara- about Sara- which morphed into a series of books
What is your writing process?
The idea comes first- I start to type it out and develop the characters- it is then the characters that tell me what they would do- or say.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I loved the Lord of the Rings series- have read them many times- because they were so different- had so much detail and- of course they are classic- one of the kind books that have stood the test of time. People still love them. That's what I want my books to do is-stand the test of time,
How do you approach cover design?
I try to incorporate elements from the story into them. Something- that when you start to read- you understand where it came from. The first editions of my books had vastly different covers- because I wanted them to reflect what was going on in the book. I am still trying to do that but in a more cohesive way this time around
Published 2017-08-08.
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