Author Archives: J.D.Hughes

About J.D.Hughes

Disclaimer: The profile photo above was taken when I was (briefly) young and cool. Writer, director and recovered ne'er do well. Simply delightful, but quite unhinged supernatural thrillers, NORTHMAN & AND SOON THE SONG on Amazon and several short stories, all of which contain The Meaning of Life. Or one of them. New novel to be published mid 2020, but on current performance might be posthumously... Likes dogs and probably was one in a past life.


Rarely have I tried to write poetry. It always seemed pompous, pretentious and prone to hyperbole. I can do that with novels and short stories of course, but poetry conjures up images of effete Victorians with flowing, rather damp locks … Continue reading

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How The World Has Vanished Into The Middle Distance.

We live in interesting times. There are omens, portents, gurus and lunatics guiding us to the future. There are plagues, whether manufactured or naturally occurring, scaring the bejeezus out of the elderly. There are rumours of wars to come: wars … Continue reading

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Hello Everyone! To all those who think I died or was incarcerated in a home for the confused, you are entitled to your opinion. It may be right. I have been absent from this blog for several years because I … Continue reading

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Review – Northman

Originally posted on Byrhtnoth:
“843 AD. A Viking raid on an Anglo-Saxon village in England sets into motion a train of events that results, 1200 years later, in the release of an eternal evil into the lives of two unsuspecting…

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The End of the Affair: How I Fell In and Out of Love with Social Media

A friend of mine recently developed an interest in transhumanism, the belief that the human condition will, in the future, be enhanced and transformed by the appliance of science. As a matter of course, then, I am regularly told all…

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It’s Not Always Possible to Be Happy, and that’s OK

Originally posted on amyhenrybooks:
“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” Robert Frost ? The first house I owned was built in 1760, located on what is today the edge of the…

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NORTHMAN Trailer – Finally!

Over four years after the first edition of Northman was published I have given in and made  a trailer. It cost next to nothing apart from a little time and could have been better with an actual budget and a … Continue reading

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When The Writing Goes Away…

A blog post by my friend, author Mari Biella, in which she spoke of her current inability to write and the feeling of loss that accompanies this unpleasant and temporary bedfellow, prompted me to re-examine my writing – or lack … Continue reading

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Lost for Words

Some years ago, I published a book, Loving Imogen, in which one of the characters, a photographer, says this: “A photographer is by virtue of what he does, and these days I really manage to do very little at all.”…

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Self-publishing and the snobbery issue

Originally posted on Alison Williams Writing:
I work with all different types of authors, those who are hoping to secure a publishing deal, those who are chasing the self-publishing dream and even a couple who have gone on to secure…

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