Adam Hughes

Biography

I was raised in central Indiana, where I now live (again), work, and play. I'm a chemist and mathematician by training and an IT professional by trade. I love to write and am continually amazed by the simultaneous complexity, simplicity, and beauty of the English language.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I just love to write and create new worlds and characters. There is no better to hone my craft than to practice it, and laying my work before as many eyes as possible can only help me improve my storytelling.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
For me, writing's greatest joy is the opportunity it provides to create new worlds and stories, and to share those with others.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Adam Hughes online


Books

Get Your Butt in the Chair -- 33 Quick Tips You Can Use RIGHT NOW for More Productive Writing
Price: Free! Words: 22,330. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Literacy
Planning is essential for making the most of your writing career, but eventually, you have stop planning and start writing. "Butt in the Chair" gives you 33 practical tips you can use right now to start upping your word count and finally start moving toward your writing goals.
Bite-Sized Stories: A Multi-Genre Flash Fiction Anthology
Price: Free! Words: 38,660. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Looking for some short but high-quality entertainment over coffee or a snack? Grab Bite-Sized Stories and fill your stolen moments with 33 indie flash fiction tales. Just 5 minutes per engaging story.
Alive on Opening Day 1980
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,020. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Sports, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Seven years ago, an accident on the diamond plunged Dan Hodges into darkness months of darkness. Since then, his world has crumbled, and when his coach and trusted friend dies suddenly, Dan hits rock bottom. But a new doctor with an unbelievable story -- and maybe some magic in his black bag -- brings renewed hope. Can his unorthodoxed methods help Dan emerge from despair, alive on opening day?
Diamonds Are Forever
Price: Free! Words: 4,450. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Sports, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A chance encounter at a ballpark brings two schoolmates together for the first time in more than 50 years. Their lives have taken drastically different paths, but their meeting on a crisp spring day will forever link their fates.
They Sat Outside Eating Cake
Price: Free! Words: 1,260. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(3.00)
Settling a dispute in any group setting can be darn near impossible ... unless you have an objective measure for resolution that everyone can agree on. For the Dames of Dwale, a local ladies group that might well have stepped out of YOUR town, peace was elusive until they figured out how to use their husbands' survival instincts as the ultimate arbiter. What will the next Reconciliation bring?
Alive on Opening Day
Price: Free! Words: 44,320. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Sports, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Dan Hodges was on the verge of the life he'd always wanted: a beautiful girlfriend, high school graduation just ahead, and a promising baseball career. Then, in one ill-fated moment, it all vanished. Dan clawed his way back over the course of a grueling year but, just when he was ready to reclaim his world, darkness descended again. Can he emerge one more time ... Alive on Opening Day?
Wish It Away
Price: Free! Words: 1,570. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Holiday » Family
(4.00)
Jeb hated Thanksgiving, because his family always made the holidays hard. It hadn't always been that way, though, because when he was younger, Thanksgiving was a golden occasion filled with love and food and warmth. Someday, he hoped, he would finally achieve his dream of becoming a cowboy and spending his holidays in the canyon or on the range. Then, he might really have reason to be thankful.
Heartland Hike
Price: Free! Words: 1,190. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Undead
My mother always told me not to pick up hitchhikers, but the old man had looked so harmless that I couldn't pass him by. Now I understand just how right Mom was.
Quite Alert
Price: Free! Words: 1,850. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Horror » General
Having a baby is a joyous occasion, an affirmation of all that is right with the world and a marker of hope for the future. But what would happen if your newborn could talk, and tell you how he feels? As Alan is learning, some things are better left unsaid.
Minyan
Price: Free! Words: 1,190. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Horror » General
It's said that where ten or more gather in prayer, their collective voices will be heard. Sometimes, though, you're alone, so you might need to improvise with whomever, or whatever, you have at hand.
Mother Me ... Then Leave
Price: Free! Words: 1,280. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(5.00)
Thomas knew all along that he was playing a dangerous game. Adultery was always seedy business, and that was especially true when there were children involved. The thing was, though, that he just couldn’t help himself. He had an uncontrollable compulsion that needed to be fed, and the Internet made it so easy to satisfy his hunger. In the moment at least, it felt very right.
Come With Me To The Tree
Price: Free! Words: 1,740. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
(2.00)
A tiny snake once lived alone in paradise until two creatures stumbled upon his oasis. The coarseness of one and the beauty of the other made the snake realize that he didn't want to be alone, and the world was never the same.
Snowed Out
Price: Free! Words: 3,470. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Sports
Dan was as close to the Major Leagues as he could possibly get without actually being there, but his path was blocked by Freddie Head, a cagey veteran. When Dan found himself in financial straits, he needed a miracle to finally make it to the Bigs, or he might have to pay his debts in flesh. A freak Opening Day snow storm and a favor from his wayward twin gave Dan a shot at what he most desired.
Tales From the Hot Stove
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,130. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Every season of the year can affect a human being's thought patterns, but nothing plays on our darkest emotions quite like the depths of winter. What follows are a handful of the nuggets that rattled loose from an addled brain in January of 2014 as it tried valiantly to ward off the fever that threatens to melt it down whenever snow and ice entomb our world.

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