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Jenny Hula Curry

An interview I conducted with Jenny Hula Curry, author of Brothers Huxten, which was published by Infinity Publishing.com

Brothers Huxten
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Jenny Hula Curry

Can you give us a basic summary of  Brothers Huxten?

  • Brothers Huxten is a horror novella that depicts the small town of Jordanville, NY, which bears witness to an unspeakable horror that devastates this close-knit community.  

What kind of research did you do in order to write it?

  • This may sound funny to some, but I used the dictionary quite a bit.  I also took note of Jordanville lore, and, did a lot of research on the internet to see if certain appliances were around at the time in which my story takes place...1978.

How long did it take you to write it from start to finish?

  • After five rough drafts...the published piece took me two- -and-a-half years.

What was most difficult in writing  Brothers Huxten?

  • Pulling myself away from it in order to do what was required of me.  Writing is what I love. 

Are there any authors or books who inspired you as a writer?

  • I very much enjoy: Stephen King and his work, Dean Koontz and his writings, Edgar Allan Poe and...oh, wait, lets stop there because this list will go on forever!  

Do you keep a strict writing schedule?

  • No.  I write when the desire is too great to ignore. 

Who is your target audience?

  • Adults who enjoy a good scare.

What are some of your favorite books?

  • Bag of Bones by Stephen King, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, and Bram Stoker's Dracula--among many, many others

Favorite authors?

  • Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Poe--the list is endless.

What would you like your readers to know about you?

  • That I'm a down-to-earth kind of person and enjoy a good laugh. 

What are you working on now?

  • The sequel to Brothers Huxten, a short story about a lovely beauty (untitled as of right now), and various other pieces that are cramming up my laptop.  

Any tips for aspiring writers?

  • Don't give up, don't let anyone tell you that you cannot do it, and be prepared for criticism.

For more information, please see Jenny's website at http://home.comcast.net/~bcurry06/BrothersHuxten.html.

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