Author Interview: Alex Hughes

Alex Hughes is the author of the Mindspace Investigations series. Her latest books is Marked.


ahughesWhat’s this I hear about a potential Mindspace Investigations TV show?

We sold TV rights last year, and Fox decided to renew this year, which is very exciting. I’m told the most common thing in the industry is for them to buy the rights and nothing happen. It’s less likely that a pilot will get made and even less likely still that it will become a TV show. But I’ve got my fingers crossed—I’d love to see the series on TV!  🙂

Do you have any plans for books outside the Mindspace world?

Oh, yes. I have tons of ideas for characters and worlds outside of Mindspace Investigations, and I’m working on several Super Secret project ideas right now, as well as drafting a suspense project about a hotel ghost with friend and critique partner Kerry Schafer. It’s going to be awesome, I think.

Review for Clean (Mindspace Investigations #1)

Who are a couple of authors you’d suggest your fans read while they await your next book?

I love Rachel Bach and DD Barant, as well as Jennifer Estep, Lois McMaster Bujold, David Weber, Meljean Brook, and I just found a new mystery series by Karen Sandler I think my fans will really like. (It starts with Clean Burn.) And CJ Lyons’ Lucy Guardino Thrillers are rather awesome as well, though not for the faint of heart.

cleanWhat did you want to be when you were growing up?

A hyperspace pilot. My dad suggested I become a space shuttle pilot instead, but I said that wasn’t the same thing at all.

Who’s your hero?

A question that changes depending on the day you ask me. Today, it’s Anne McCaffrey, who wrote for decades and overcame a lot of barriers to women in the field by publishing (and bestselling) under her own name.

What are you currently reading?

I’m beta reading a couple of projects for friends, and working my way through Joel Shepherd’s Crossover. It’s good, but requires some thought because of the in-depth world building. On a night I’m feeling

What’s the most bizarre question you’ve been asked about yourself or your books?

By far: Are vampires real? It’s a very strange question to begin with, but it’s weirder because I don’t actually have any vampires in my books.

Review for Sharp (Mindspace Investigations #2)

What question(s) do you wish people would stop asking you?

Where do you get your ideas? I get ideas all the time, from everywhere, sometimes by thinking intentionally and sometimes because they just come to me. It’s not something I can teach.

Do you have a dream festival, conference, bookstore etc that you’d like to be invited to?

I’d love to do a signing at Powell’s in Portland, Oregon (the big one downtown). I’d also love to do a full day of panels at one of the big Comic Cons.

What writer, alive or dead, do you wish you could share a bottle of wine with?

Mercades Lackey, and also C.J. Cherryh. They’re awesome ladies who have published a lot of different things over a lot of years, and I’d love to learn from their experience.

sharpWhat exotic animal would you like to have as a pet?

I’m thinking of getting a small dragon. You know, bread box sized. Also a miniature giraffe. Having trouble locating either for sale, however.

White, milk, or dark chocolate?

Yes. Though more of the latter two. I also like “chocolate with” as in chocolate with sea salt caramel, chocolate with gingerbread toffee, chocolate with bourbon cream and cherries, chocolate with ganache, chocolate with almonds. Just, chocolate.


I’d like to thank Alex for taking the time to answer these questions. If you’re interested in Alex’s writing, head on over to her website:

Do you have any questions for Alex, or do you have any suggestions for future author interviews? Hit the comments!


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