Interview with Maria Hughes

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love Arts and crafts.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I use the app on my phone to download ebooks and read them.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, It was set in Rush and was a romance story between a farmer and a playschool teacher.
What is your writing process?
I day dream of the story until I just have to write it down. Then I get my notebook and tease out the story using spider graphs and then start typing.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes 'The Amazing Mr. Blunden' a penguin classic in a press in my grand parents home. All I wanted to do was tell stories after that.
How do you approach cover design?
To be honest I'm still studying whats out there at the moment.
What do you read for pleasure?
I love John Grisham.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
At the moment my phone.
Describe your desk
My desk is a 12 euro flat pack from Ikea. It is jammed with notebooks and random bits of paper that I've made notes on and somewhere in between is my computer.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Rush north county Dublin, Ireland. I loved it and didn't move far from it. The sense of community still exists and hopefully comes through in my writing.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing in my teens, more poetry than stories at that time. It was only after my first child was born 20 years ago that I started writing romance.
Published 2014-11-01.
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Books by This Author

A Heart Eclipsed.
Series: Love Rush, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,860. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Katie a supermarket manager in Rush, north county Dublin Ireland has always enjoyed her life just as it was until she met Paul. From that moment on she starts questioning herself and as her heart is stirred by passion her life is stirred by courage to follow her dreams. Love blossoms but all too soon she realises all is not right. What is Paul hiding?