Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Buccaneer Blogfest Interview with Laura Hughes!

It's better late than never, right? This was a fun interview and I hope you enjoy reading!



1. What is your favorite movie?
This is a hard one. I think it depends on if I'm in the mood for funny or serious. I love Rebecca, but I also love Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. Oh, and the Princess Bride. No matter what mood I'm in, I'll always watch the Princess Bride. 

2. Food?
Only one? Chocolate. Good, yummy, chocolate. Preferably in truffle format.
3. Ice cream?
Pistachio. Or Chunky Monkey. 

Worst Nightmare:

1. What color do hate most?
Orange. I can't wear orange. It makes me look sickly, and clashes with my hair. Well, not as much as it used to, since my hair is turning white, but orange makes me look sunburned.
2. What scares you most?
How sad is it that this is the toughest question for me? I can't really think of anything that scares me. Well, nothing REAL. I'm plenty scared by the Weeping Angels on Doctor Who, but they're not real. Right? RIGHT?!
3. Most embarrassing moment?
When I was on Jeopardy, Alex Trebek had a very nice set-up for a question during the interview portion of the game. I was supposed to have brought out my collection of Jeopardy pens I'd gathered over years of taking the test to be on the show. They hand out pens to everyone at the test, and I had 10 years worth. I LEFT THEM IN THE GREEN ROOM!!! Talk about feeling stupid. I stood there, and he walked me right into the punchline, and I completely missed it. Deer in headlights. To be fair, it's intimidating standing up there. It's hard enough to ring in, let alone answer the trivia questions, without having to remember facts about my own life at the same time, and come across as a reasonably sane person...I think I failed that part.

Best Advice:

1. Writing advice.
Don't take every bit of writing advice to heart. Find what works for you. And don't spend all your free time looking for more advice on writing. Just keep writing.
2. Recommended writing book.
I haven't read a lot of books on writing. I just read a lot of books. Any kind of books. I think the most entertaining writing book I ever read was Eats, Shoots, and Leaves. Grammar lessons you can love.
3. Most helpful websites.
I don't know what I'd do without QueryTracker,  Query Shark, or Query Quagmire. All valuable resources, as well as entertaining. I follow a ton of agent blogs, writer blogs, and publishing blogs (and twitter feeds), but reproducing the "Books and Authors" tab in my bookmarks seems a tad overkill for this forum. :) Oh, and all writers must follow Title2Come on Tumblr. It's priceless!


  1. Thanks! It's strange to see myself interviewed, but the questions were a lot of fun!

    1. I know. I thought the same thing the first time I read an interview about me!

  2. Very fun interview, and yes, better late than never! Lovely!

    1. The story of my life is Better late than never. I think I am late every where I go...

  3. Thanks to both of you for a wonderful interview! I am a Princess Bride fan too. :) I like the advice about writing advice. It's true, you can get swamped with it all. Nothing like actually writing to work through it all.

    Have a great week,

    1. That's so true. Sometimes I can get wrapped up in looking for more advice, which only takes away from my writing time.

  4. GREAT interview! So agree, better late then never :)

    1. Gotta love the late stuff, right? Late nights, late mornings...

  5. Love it! Nice movie choices. Embarrassing moment so embarrassing I could feel it through the screen. and the picture up there is superb!

    1. Thanks Colleen. I had fun creating the picture!