Paul Hughes


Paul Hughes is from Manchester, UK. He has been writing for most of his life in some capacity but decided to take his writing more seriously in his twenties when he realised a normal job wasn't for him. So he spent a lot of time honing the craft and trying to decide what kind of genre he wanted to write in, experimenting with lots of different things until he decided to just write whatever he wanted to write and whatever was the most fun to do. Despite not feeling cut out for a normal job, he has had plenty of them in the past, from soul destroying call centres to community work, supermarkets to office clerk and everything else in between. He has done it all. And it has made for some interesting character inspiration over the years. Nowadays, he divides his time between family life and writing crime and speculative fiction - anything he fancies, really - that he will soon be unleashing unto the world. He is the author of the supernatural-coming of age-thriller, Daniel and The Dead and the forthcoming Hardboiled Private Investigator series set in his home city. He lives in Manchester, UK with his partner and baby son.

Smashwords Interview

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Lots of things. Every day is new and I made a decision a while back to make the best of each day because you never know when it's going to be your last. Obviously, I'm inspired to get my writing out and read by as many people as possible and right now, it's my son getting me out of bed. Despite accepting the fact that I'll never have a proper nights' sleep ever again - or at least for the next eighteen years - he is my drive and inspiration to get things done, which of course means getting the writing done. Sometimes, I'm up really early which is great because I can write in silence before the rest of the world is up. It works for me.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Sleeping. Oh, and reading. Though at the moment, my son does take up most of my spare time so it's mainly spent doing things with him. I like to play my guitar when I can and do all the things other people do. I love a good walk.
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Where to find Paul Hughes online


Daniel and The Dead
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 109,810. Language: British English. Published: August 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
So what's it like to go on the run with a dead guy? I'll tell you, if you're prepared for the tale. Believe me, it's not good. It's much worse than that. I wasn't prepared for Billy or any of it. I wasn't prepared to join him six feet under. My world was turned upside down one winter night and everything changed right at that moment when the blade glimmered in the dead light. This is my story....

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