Author Archives: J.D.Hughes

About J.D.Hughes

Fiction writer. New, quite scary, Supernatural Horror Mystery AND SOON THE SONG, just released (March 2014). Internationally acclaimed Supernatural Thriller, NORTHMAN, on Amazon and three dark short stories BOMBER, ISSUE 49 and THE 500 on Amazon and Smashwords. New novel to be published November 2014 (if the ghosts don't interfere!)

I KNOW YOU’RE A WRITER, BUT HAVE YOU GOT AN ELEPHANT?

In mid-nineteenth century Britain the Theatre was changing. Theatre audiences were demanding entertaining acts and Shakespeare was no longer classed as entertaining by the hoi pilloi. So, classically trained actors had the choice of either working to diminishing audiences or … Continue reading

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NEW NOVEL PREVIEW

It’s nothing like giving birth. At least, as far as I’m capable of judging, from the second-hand experiences of an interested observer and part-time punchbag (twice). It’s more like dragging a recalcitrant teenager out of bed on a school day. … Continue reading

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Your Blog Posts

For some reason, I’m not getting the posts of those friends I follow. I have no idea why this should be, or how long I’ve been denied your wondrous posts, but I am investigating. I thought that none of you … Continue reading

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MY FIRST AUDIOBOOK

Well, it had to come. A few months ago, I decided to ‘do’ an audiobook. My first thought was that my novel, NORTHMAN, would be an ideal candidate. The thought lasted until the moment I realised that it would take about twenty … Continue reading

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TREASURE ISLAND 2013

“Ahar!” said Long John, hitching his Chinese quilted doublet over his privatised Kevlar blade-leg and adjusting the carbon fibre Windows 8 parrot on his shoulder. “Find the cripples and throw ‘em overboard. Them what sinks is innocent of being a … Continue reading

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ANOTHER BIG THANK YOU!

A lot of people downloaded NORTHMAN in my recent free promotion on Amazon KDP Select. I can’t tell you how many because – I was surprised to learn – I would break my contract with Amazon if I were to … Continue reading

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FREE DOWNLOAD OF NORTHMAN TODAY AND TOMORROW!

It was very exciting last night. Lots of people downloaded NORTHMAN and at one point the book was at #3 in the US Amazon charts for Horror and knocking on the Top 100 Free. I think I have my Goodreads, Blog and … Continue reading

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HEY, YOU PEASANTS… YES, YOU!

That’s me. And you. Nearly all of us, except for a few very rich people. Imagine a village in mediaeval Europe. One day, Sir Roger rides into the village with his men-at-arms and demands that the village funds his long-term … Continue reading

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A FEW THOUGHTS ABOUT SNOW

It’s snowing here. We get a little snow every now and then to remind us that skin is no protection against nature and how vulnerable we would be without heat, light and food on tap. Without easy access to those … Continue reading

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NORTHMAN FREE WEEKEND COMING UP!

I thought that with Christmas fast approaching and since my children have grown up and left home, I would get into the role of Santa one more time. The last time I did this I set fire to my Santa … Continue reading

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