Hi all, I am thrilled to reveal the cover for Temper, the novella from Cherabino’s point of view. It happens at the same time as Adam’s novella, Fluid, and judging from beta reader reactions, everyone is *loving* the chance to get inside Cherabino’s head. She was very fun to write! The amazing Scarlett Rugers has done it again. Here’s the […]
Returning to Odyssey
I was fortunate enough to be asked to return last week to teach at the Odyssey Writing Workshop, my alma mater, four years after I graduated in 2011. It was an incredible experience to see the workshop from the other side of the table, to interact with the students, and to see student critiques. The […]
A Dream Realized – Two Book Deal
Well, the announcement came out yesterday, so I can finally talk about my big news! Here’s the quote from Publisher’s Lunch, which covers the latest sales of books to publishers: Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award semi-finalist Alex Hughes’s first two books in a dystopian thriller series featuring a telepath forced to assist a hostile Atlanta police […]
Update & Happiness
I’ve been holding off on updating the blog since I’ve gotten to Odyssey, partly because of the intense workload, and party because I’ve been waiting to share the details of the happy phone call I got on the first day. Still waiting for some of the details on that to work out (more details later) […]
Squee! Manuscript Request
So Tuesday, a real live agent emailed me to ask to look at my full manuscript. Squee! I dropped everything and did a little happy dance and shrieked, and danced a bit more. Wait, let me back up. As most of you know, I made the Semis for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award this year, […]
Woot! Next Round of ABNA
In an exciting turn of events, Alex has made the Quarter Finalists cut for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards. Only 250 folks make it out of 10,000 – top 2.5%, baby. In a crazy twist of fate I was chosen and one of the ladies in my writer’s group was not. Since she made the […]
Small Triumphs & a Happy Dilemma
Well, it’s been a crazy week – and a good one, full of lots of little triumphs. I found out on Thursday I made it to the second round of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards (yay me!)…. which puts me competing against only a thousand people instead of ten thousand. Here’s hoping I make it […]
It’s a slow Saturday afternoon and I’m sitting here listening to the Blues on internet radio. There are some amazing musicians out there, people who can play a guitar until you’re speechless, sing to break your heart, and surprise you into joy or laughter – or tears. And while some of them have a nice […]
Huge Milestone meets the Importance of Proofreading
The take away (other than the importance of proofreading) is that I got the book done. Really done. And I’m proud of myself with all sincerity for finishing the project I’ve been working on for five years or more. After a lot of sweat and tears, Clean has finally lived up to its potential.
Out of Bed and Dressed: Or, Octopi and a Fictitious Stuffed Animal.
Today’s triumph is that I’m out of bed, dressed, and sitting at the keyboard. I promised myself that I would be the Post Office of writers – you know, rain, snow, sleet, whatever. And last night’s dream involving evil octopi, a family member, and other assorted Crazy won’t stop me.