Spencer Hughes


Spencer Rhys Hughes is a writer predominantly of horror, supernatural, and sci-fi fiction. He's also published several non-fiction essays, op-eds, and the rare but occasional poem. He lives in New York, NY, where gray towers reach for the sky liked blackened claws and yellow-green weeds crawl out between cracks in the sidewalks. His first novel, No Reflection, was released in June, 2013, with the sequel (No Grave) arriving in September, 2015.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Oh, no, the first story...in fifth grade I wrote a 100-page horror story wherein a terrible, lurking creature slowly killed off a lost squadron of soldiers who were caught in the middle of a civil war. I re-discovered it in storage the last time I was back home in Rochester and was secretly thankful that my fifth grade chicken scratch was illegible. Nobody need ever know how poorly executed the premise was.
What is your writing process?
I write a first draft, hate it, scrap it, write a second draft, hate it, scrap it, write an outline, hate it, scrap it, write another outline, shrug at it, write a third draft, hate it, scrap it, write another outline that I think is pretty good, write the fourth draft, go way off the rails of the outline but decide it's better than I'd planned, anyway, and then finally get down to the process of editing, rewriting specific sequences, cutting, adding, polishing, finishing, etc... until I'm finally ready to say it's done. I tend to leave a lot of scraps behind: character biographies, extra scenes, interactions with characters who might not ever meet in the final book, random character work, all manner of experimental detritus to help inform the project. It's a truly grueling workload. It's great.
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Fashion designer Nicole DuPond had a plan: struggle her way through art and fashion and let her passions kill her. But that plan was destroyed one morning as the screaming body of a train finished off a murder victim. Now, Nicole's been wrenched into a world of shadows and secrets, stalked by monsters in the bleak New York night. Furies follows Nicole and the characters around her as they struggle to survive in a world full of monsters both internal and external.

No Reflection

Price: $2.99 USD.

No Grave

Price: $2.99 USD.


No Grave
Series: Furies, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 141,160. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
A tangled supernatural fiction of epic proportions, No Grave focuses on three troubled characters as they struggle to come out on top against massive odds, fighting to keep hold of the lives they've barely scraped together.
No Reflection
Series: Furies, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,460. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
After witnessing a brutal crime, Nicole struggles to reassemble her unbalanced life, struggling with a failing job and a growing addiction to her prescriptive drugs, until she realizes she may be a killer's next target. Plunged into a world of shadows and secrets, Nicole's already fragile life seems on the verge of complete collapse...

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