Aralyn Hughes joined the Writers’ League last fall. She lives in Austin, TX.
Scribe: In what genre(s) do you write?
Aralyn Hughes: Autobiography/Anthology.
Scribe: What authors would you like to have coffee or a beer with and which beverage?
AH: Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love. I would like to thank her face to face for her contribution to my book Kid Me Not by writing the forward. If I could bring them back from the dead, I would like coffee with Oscar Wilde and Charles Bukowski.
Scribe: If you were stranded on a deserted island, what book would you want to have with you to keep you sane?
AH: If I were stranded on a deserted island, I would want books on survival…how to get the hell out of there. Don’t think I would be reading any thrillers or classics. I might want a blank book so I could leave behind my thoughts so I could write a book if I was ever found, and if not…the mystery would be there.
Scribe: What have you learned from your association with the Writers’ League?
AH: I have learned how hard it is to make money as a writer. I have learned and been humbled by the
talent in this organization.
Scribe: Where do you see your writing taking you (or you taking it) in the future?
AH: I’m currently working on more Boomers Remember books. The two we are working on now are Always A Bridesmaid, Never A Bride, What A Trip, and men of the 60’s on the sexuality, parenthood or not, and conscription.
Scribe: Is there anything else about you that you would like to share with the world?
AH: In a recent promotion of our book, we had 17,000 downloads in two days and were the 6th best selling Kindle on Amazon. We were number one in Women’s Studies and Feminist books. Kid Me Not won the 2015 Texas Association of Authors Book Award in the autobiography/short story category. I have been chosen as a speaker for the first NON MOM conference in the fall. In late March, Love In The Sixties, a feature-length documentary about my life, had a sold out Texas Premiere at the Stateside Theater at the Paramount.