Tony Huston


Tony Huston lives near Houston, TX with his wife, daughter, and four furry dependents. He enjoys biking, nerding out, and cheating on his diet.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
The old Warner Bros cartoons were my first inspiration. After enjoying a Sunday morning full of Bugs Bunny and Roadrunner, I’d run to my room and draw/write my own comic strips. As I blossomed into pimplehood, I went full-nerd and began writing Dungeons and Dragons modules for my role-playing group.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Before The Big Wig, I hadn’t written anything in several years, but I had tons of ideas clogging my noggin. So my plan was to rediscover my voice by writing seven or eight short stories—just to flex my long-dormant writing chops. If I was satisfied with what I’d created, I’d attempt to write a full-length novel.

For my first short story, I plucked The Big Wig from my mental list of candidates because it was something I cared about. Obesity is an ever-growing issue in America, presenting dread consequences for individuals and for society. I wanted to inspire people to pursue a healthy lifestyle in a lighthearted and comical way—without preaching. So I set about writing the story. Twenty pages in, I knew “short” wasn’t going to cut it. There were too many characters and subplots fighting their way into the manuscript. Before I knew it, I was writing a novel.
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