Tuesday, September 11, 2012

"When I'm not writing..." with Alex Hughes

Alex Hughes Clean

Debut author Alex Hughes is visiting us today as part of her blog tour for her new book, CLEAN. CLEAN is a dystopian thriller set in a future Atlanta where a telepath tries to stop a serial killer. Sounds great, no? Even more exciting is the fact that CLEAN is also the first book in the Mindspace Investigations series, so hopefully we'll be seeing a lot more of Alex in the future.

 

 

 

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What I do when I’m not writing
A free-form pseudo-poem by Alex Hughes

Mope.
Kibitz with other writers about moping.
Surf Amazon. Buy book.
Play Rock Band with Sam.
Kibitz with Sam about other writers’ amazing lives.
Mope.
Get brilliant idea – head to keyboard at dead run.
Emerge from cocoon. It’s dark outside.
Get hungry.
Think about eating food.
Go to restaurant for yummy food.
Think about how to cook yummy food.
Get idea for story about chef.
Disappear into Internet.
Find out all sorts of cool murder details for new story. Chef knives!
Emerge from cocoon. It’s dark outside.
Reality television - Spike TV or Project Runway? Why not both?
Wake up. Head towards keyboard with coffee.
Emerge from cocoon. It’s light outside. Time to cook yummy food for Sam!
Sam’s still working.
Mope.
Crockpot! Recipe books for Crockpot!
Chopping and cooking and seasoning. Happiness.
Call friend. See movie.
Come home to yummy food and Sam waiting.
Head to keyboard at dead run.

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What a unique post! Has this inspired you to write some free-form pseudo-poetry of your own? =)

For more information about Alex and her books, check out her website or follow her on Facebook and Twitter. You can check out the rest of the tour by visiting her tour page.

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Here's the scoop on CLEAN:

Alex Hughes CleanWhat you can’t see can kill you…

A RUTHLESS KILLER—
OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND

I used to work for the Telepath’s Guild before they kicked me out for a drug habit that wasn’t entirely my fault. Now I work for the cops, helping Homicide Detective Isabella Cherabino put killers behind bars.

My ability to get inside the twisted minds of suspects makes me the best interrogator in the department. But the normals keep me on a short leash. When the Tech Wars ripped the world apart, the Guild stepped up to save it. But they had to get scary to do it—real scary.

Now the cops don’t trust the telepaths, the Guild doesn’t trust me, a serial killer is stalking the city—and I’m aching for a fix. But I need to solve this case. Fast. I’ve just had a vision of the future: I’m the next to die.

Read an excerpt

Purchase: Amazon | Book Depository


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Jenn

Born and raised in the Toronto area, Jenn moved to St. John's, Newfoundland, eight years ago for school. She's still in school (thankfully on another degree!), now trapped in her dissertation. When she's not dissertating, which happens more often than it should, Jenn spends her time reading, watching movies, playing volleyball, travelling, and enjoying the local music scene. Her latest addictions: yoga and Almond Crunch cereal.

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