To borrow a phrase from your website, you’ve got a lot of hats you wear in the literary world right now: science fiction author, fantasy author, crime writer, and copy or developmental editor. Do you have a favourite hat? And are there any new hats you’ve
Pulp Literature: protagonist is an interstellar Sam Spade who discovers that the universe of space ships and thinking machines is about to be replaced by a realm of wizards and dragons.
PL: To the science fiction and fantasy world you’re known as Matthew Hughes, and to the mystery and thriller crowd you’re Matt Hughes. What made you choose different bylines for each genre? Have you found there are benefits or pitfalls to having two pen names?
MH: It keeps the different genres separate, which can be important when buyers for major retailers are looking at your numbers and deciding how many copies of your next title to order.