Yelle Hughes, mum of three and now a proud grandparent, is an avid reader as well as author. She enjoys canoeing, studying the Greek myths, watching action and western movies, and is an unpaid movie critic. Her work is written from the heart and from the people who have passed through her life, just as the seasons pass each year.
On this hot Saturday morning, Yelle stopped by on my blog and answered some questions about her writing. Yelle, why did you choose to write in this genre?
I’m a Greek Mythology enthusiast and a fan of supernatural. I needed an outlet for my wild imagination. Writing was the perfect platform.
That I can perfectly relate! If you were a supernatural creature what would you be and what would your super power be?
Let’s see, if I could be anyone, I’d be Rogue from X-men. She could fly, super strength. So what I wouldn’t be able touch anyone. That’s not a big deal. Like Rogue, I could always wear gloves and unlike that poor excuse in the first X-Men…I wouldn’t cry over it.
Lol! What was the hardest part of writing your books?
Living up to Janet Morris’ standard of Literary writing. I admire her so much.
She’s wonderful person and you’re lucky to be under her wings! Have you ever had a writer’s block and if yes, how did you make it go away?
Yep! I go to sleep and dream about my next scene…no, I’m not crazy, lol. It’s a proven method (at least by me) and it works.
I did that too, with one of my books. Not that I had a block or anything, but it was nice to go to sleep with a character inside my head 🙂 Do you have any weird writing habits? Perhaps something you always have to do before starting to write or a secret vice?
I have a bad habit of writing backwards. I have to go over it right away, when I write a chapter. (see what I did there?) I also have to keep notes on upcoming scenes. If not, I’ll forget and write something else.
What do you do in your spare time?
Golf, read and run after my grandbaby and my niece.
If you could go back in time, what would you say to your younger version?
I’d tell myself before I stepped on the plane to go to Greece to take the kids with you. That is my biggest regret.
What has been the toughest criticism given to you as an author?
Too many “buts”.
What has been the best compliment?
The dialog between my male characters is authentic jabbering between guys.
What is ‘the thing’ that separates you from others writing in the same genre?
My weird sense of humor in times of trauma.
“In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
A stately pleasure-dome decree:
Where Alph, the sacred river, ran
Through caverns measureless to man
Down to a sunless sea.”~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The quick ones:
I love… Pumpkin Pie
Favorite person? M&M Twins
Favorite creature? Lady Amalthea
Night or day? Night
Cat or dog? Dog
I believe…I can fly?
Thank you, Yelle! Readers, here is a blurb of Yelle’s story, and below that you’ll find all the links you need, to find more about her!
Blurb of Essence Helliance
Medea of Ancient Greece along with her assistant, former King Acrisius of Argos manages Essence Helliance, located in the center of New Hell City. Her job is to recruit damned souls to donate. Being not of flesh and blood, their essence will suffice. The souls reward; half an hour spent in Elysion, or so they believe.
Dienekes former Spartan/bounty hunter job is retrieval. He especially loves to hunt Epialtes. Ariadne of Crete,the new essotomist must face her greatest sin, over and over.
Together, they perform at the bidding of His Satanic Majesty and are not aware that gathering the essence of the damned souls is strengthen Satan’s army for the oncoming war with Heaven’s Gate.
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