Monday, November 9, 2015

Quick Fire Q&A with Hugo Negron!

Quick Fire Q&A with Hugo Negron!

Coffee or tea? Tea!

Favorite author? H.P. Lovecraft - his obsessive attention to detail, his realistic story settings, and his chilling atmosphere

If you could live anywhere, where would that be? I remember this one from the longer interview - still the same answer - France - Gothic architecture, the art, the cathedrals, the food, the people…

What historical figure would you like to have lunch with? What would you ask? Theodore Roosevelt - I would ask how did he develop and maintain the inner motivation, drive, and character that took him from an asthmatic sickly child that was bullied to becoming a governor, President, soldier, author, explorer, and conservationist. I mean, talk about goal setting!

Best piece of advice for writers? Yep, I remember this one as well - I’ll paraphrase my original answer - Write from a passion to tell a tale that's important to you, to share something with a reader, whether it's an idea, a feeling, or a thought.  Don't just write to jump on a current theme or bandwagon, because if its not from the heart, your readers will know and then YOU will know.

Hugo Valentin Negron is an avid fan of myths, legends, and folktales. He grew up in Illinois where he still resides with his wife and son. His background includes an M.A. in clinical psychology from Roosevelt University as well as an M.A. in industrial/organizational psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. 

He enjoys reading, biking, and walking winding trails through darksome forests, searching out the mystical beings that reside therein.