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Stuart Hughes

Joined Dec 1 2010
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Belper, Derbyshire
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Stuart Hughes was born in Burton upon Trent in March 1965. He started writing seriously in 1988 and his first short story was published a year later. Since then he has had over 50 short story credits in various magazines.


For nine years Stuart edited the award winning magazine Peeping Tom, which won the British Fantasy Award in 1991 and 1992.


In 1997, a collection of eleven of his short stories were published in the anthology Ocean Eyes.


Stuart lives with his wife Margaret in Belper, Derbyshire. He joined the writers group Derby Scribes in November 2009 and is currently working on his first novel.


What they said about Ocean Eyes:-

  • "Very powerful, driven by strong feeling, that grabbed my attention and drew me along easily." - Stephen Gallagher
  • "I read this with a great big grin all over my face - I loved it." - Simon Clark
  • "I really enjoyed this - it dealt with mature topics which is always a joy to see in genre stories. An excellent command of dialogue and that made the characters seem real to me." - Mark Chadbourn
  • "Stuart Hughes has a natural ability, a determination, and raw talent that is undeniable." - Conrad Williams
  • "Stuart Hughes has a clear, concise writing style, an excellent grasp of narrative and a sharp ear for dialogue." - Mark Morris
  • "Hughes has just knocked my prejudices into touch with powerful and moving horrific fiction (rather than mere horror)." - Keith Brooke
  • “This was so good I didn’t want it to end. That’s the highest accolade I ever give anyone!” – Madeleine Finnegan

Work by Stuart Hughes has been published in: Black Tears, Chronicles, Dark Eyes, Dementia 13, Derby Telegraph, Dreams From the Strangers’ Café, Flickers ‘n’ Frames, Infinity Plus, Nasty Piece of Work, Nasty Snips, Night Dreams, North West News, Ocean Eyes, Oktobyr 98, Overspace, Peeping Tom, Phantoms, Rattler’s Tale, Raw Nerve, Razor Blades, Read With Mummy, Roadworks, The Asylum Volume 2: The Violent Ward, The Best of Warp Speed, This is Derbyshire and Voyage.

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Reply Admin Frank
5:11 PM on December 1, 2010 
Okay, so that was more than a few minutes, but I have now made you a Moderator/Author. Submit away...