Featured Friday! Roy Huff
Roy Huff is a Hawaii-based scientist, science fiction and fantasy author, and teacher who overcame the hardship of a family plagued by severe poverty and mental illness. He remains committed to productivity without misery and happiness without guilt. Read more on Amazon or his blog.
What’s your favourite part of the lifestyle of an Author?
I like creating ideas that touch other people and having those ideas live forever.
I was writing a paper for an English class late in life while working on my fourth and fifth concurrent degrees. We had to share the paper around, and one person said they’d like to read an entire book about Everville. I thought to myself that it was something I could do, and then I made the decision to turn into a book, and eventually a series.
Is there an Author that you consider your inspiration?
That’s like asking if you can just eat one potato chip. I love so many: C.S. Lewis, Tolkien, Jules Verne, J.K. Rowling, George Orwell, Orson Scott Card, and the list goes on.
What’s your number one tip for an aspiring Author?
Write every day, even if it’s just a sentence.
What type of book do you like to read and does this differ from the genre that you prefer to write?
I actually try to read in my genre mostly. My series is fantasy, but I’ve been reading science fiction, because I’m currently working on a time travel book, which I hope to have completed in the coming weeks.
Which one of your characters would you most like to spend time with?
Definitely, The Keeper, from the Everville series. I’d like to see into his eyes of wisdom.
Which book do you consider a must-read?
If you’re referring to someone else’s book, again, it’s hard to say just one. If you like fantasy, pick up the Prydain Chronicles. I’m also a big lover of A Christmas Carol by Dickens. Dune is also a great series.
If you could live in a book, which one would it be?
If you could pick an Author to write your biography, who would it be?
We all know the phrase “the book is always better than the film.” Which film would you like to see remade as a book?
Groundhog Day (if you don’t count the BFI classics)
Can you sum up your life story in ten words or less?
Always moving forward but making the most of the day.
What’s exciting you about your next project?
If you don’t count my self-help book that’s in the editing phase, I’m currently 1/3 of the way through with the rough draft of a time-travel book. Everything about the book excites me. Think of it as Quantum Leap meets Groundhog Day and Back to the Future. I’m having a lot of fun with it. If you are referring to my self-help book, I’ve been working to promote my blog, and write as a guest blogger. Recently, Lifehack accepted me as a contributing writer, and I’ve just submitted a post, which I hope to be published soon. I have lots of irons in the fire at the moment.
And finally, you have one quote to be remembered by, what is it?
Life is what you make of it.
Roy has a great web presence, you can find more information about him at some of the the below links.
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