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About Me


Stuart Hughes was born in Burton upon Trent in March 1965. He started writing seriously in 1988 and his first short story was published a year later. Since then he has had over 80 short story credits in various anthologies, magazines and local newspapers.

For nine years Stuart edited the award winning magazine Peeping Tom, which won the British Fantasy Award in 1991 and 1992.

In 1997, eleven of his short stories were published in the collection Ocean Eyes. 

In 2012, theEXAGGERATEDpress published the collection Busy Blood containing eleven short stories he collaborated on with D. F. Lewis.

Stuart  is a member of the British Fantasy Society and joined the writers group Derby Scribes in November 2009. He is currently working on his first novel. 

A lifelong Derby County supporter, Stuart's Rams related match reports and articles have been published in the Derby Telegraph and on the Derby County Mad and RamZone websites.

What they said about Ocean Eyes:- 

"Very powerful, driven by strong feeling, that grabbed my attention and drew me along easily." - Stephen Gallagher  

"I read this with a great big grin all over my face - I loved it." - Simon Clark  

"I really enjoyed this - it dealt with mature topics which is always a joy to see in genre stories. An excellent command of dialogue and that made the characters seem real to me." - Mark Chadbourn 

"Stuart Hughes has a natural ability, a determination, and raw talent that is undeniable." - Conrad Williams 

"Stuart Hughes has a clear, concise writing style, an excellent grasp of narrative and a sharp ear for dialogue." - Mark Morris 

"Hughes has just knocked my prejudices into touch with powerful and moving horrific fiction (rather than mere horror)." - Keith Brooke 

"At times touching and sad, at others exhilaratingly cruel." - D. F. Lewis

"A very satisfying collection." - Steve Lockley

“This was so good I didn’t want it to end. That’s the highest accolade I ever give anyone!” – Madeleine Finnegan 

Work by Stuart Hughes has been published in: Alt-Dead, Black Tears, British Fantasy Society Journal, Chronicles, Daily Frights, Dark Eyes, Dark Horizons, Dementia 13, Derby Scribes, Derby Telegraph, Dreams From the Strangers’ Café, ePocalypse: emails at the end, Flickers ‘n’ Frames, Golden Visions, Infinity Plus, Midnight Street, Nasty Piece of Work, Nasty Snips, Night Dreams, Nemonymous, North West News, Ocean Eyes, Oktobyr 98, Overspace, Peeping Tom, Phantoms, Rattler’s Tale, Raw Nerve, Razor Blades, Read With Mummy, Roadworks, Sex and Murder, The Asylum Volume 2: The Violent Ward, The Best of Warp Speed, The Weirdmonger WheelThis is Derbyshire, TTA Press Advent Calendar and Voyage.