Spotlight: Hugh W. Roberts

22 May

Welcome to my blog, everyone! It is a happy Monday indeed because I have a wonderful guest today, Author Hugh W. Roberts.

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Hugh is one of the sweetest and friendliest people you’ll ever meet and he is also a talented writer. He writes about all kinds of everyday life. Nothing too serious, mostly about the little things in life and how important they can be to all of us. Some of his posts are humorous while others may bring a tear to your eye.

Hugh spends his days writing, reading, walking, cycling and likes to relax in front of the television with a glass of red wine. He’s always been a morning person and does most of his writing during the day.

Hugh’s first book ‘Glimpses‘ is a collection of 28 short stories that allows the reader a peek into the lives of everyday people who are about to have life lead them on an unpredicted path. From a mysterious deadly iPad app, to a hole in the fence that is not all it seems, to a strange lipstick that appears to have a life of its own, you will encounter terror, laughter, sadness, shock and many other emotions on journeys which promise a thrilling and gripping climax. If you are a lover of shows such as ‘The Twilight Zone’ and ‘Tales Of The Unexpected’, then you’re in for a real treat with this first collection of short stories.

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In his words . . . 

My name is Hugh, and I live in both the town of Abergavenny and the city of Swansea, South Wales, in the United Kingdom.

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I have always enjoyed writing and the fact I suffer from a mild form of dyslexia has not stopped me. Yes, I get things wrong with my reading and writing but I now always find those mistakes humorous and always laugh about it. I no longer allow dyslexia get in my way. Now in my fifties, I thought it about time I let my writing become public. Becoming a blogger seemed to be the perfect way for me to do this. I lead a very happy life and always try to stay positive. I share my life with my wonderful Civil Partner, John, and our Cardigan Welsh Corgi, Toby, who I both cherish with all my heart.

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I write about life because I find it so fascinating. I have many stories to tell, some of which I have started to put into a book. I think my life has been incredible and I want to share it with anyone that wants to listen. I am also a wonderful listener and I love to be interactive with other people. I guess you could say I am a ‘people person.’

Hugh’s book Glimpses has gotten many wonderful reviews and it’s available on Amazon as a beautiful paperback or eBook.

Check out Hugh’s blog at: Hugh’s Views & News – A man with dyslexia writing about this and that and everything else!

You can also connect with Hugh on social media:






Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful week!


40 Responses to “Spotlight: Hugh W. Roberts”

  1. Ritu at 3:33 pm #

    What a great interview! Hugh is a true gem, and a huggable one at that!

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Colleen Chesebro at 3:45 pm #

    Well done, Vashti. Hugh better get busy with his second book. We are all looking forward to more of his tales that thrill and chill! ❤

    Liked by 2 people

  3. olganm at 5:19 pm #

    What a great guest, Vashti. Hugh is lovely and I’ve had the pleasure of meeting him in person once and hope to meet him again in the future. And love his stories. He’s the king of the surprise ending and the final twist.

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    • Vashti Q at 10:20 pm #

      Hello Olga! Oh, you are so lucky to have met him. There are so many of my online friends, you included, that I’d love to meet some day. Yes he is! Thank you! 😀 xx

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Hugh's Views and News at 12:38 pm #

    Hi Vashti. Well, this was such a wonderful surprise. I’m on vacation at the moment but, when I saw this post, I could not resist logging into WordPress to thank you so much for publishing this post. I’m back home on Friday and I’ll certainly be sharing you kindness and this post as soon as I get back. Thank you so very much. You’ve certainly made my day.
    Lots of hugs,
    Hugh 💝

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    • Vashti Q at 12:45 pm #

      Hi Hugh! It’s been a pleasure having you on my blog. I’ve been meaning to feature you for a while now and I finally have some time, so I thought I’d take advantage. Have a great time on vacation! Hugs&Kisses ❤

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  5. tracikenworth at 7:27 pm #

    This sound intriguing!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. dgkaye at 9:04 pm #

    What a lovely surprise to come by here and find Hugh here as your guest Vashti. Wonderful choice! 🙂 ❤

    Liked by 2 people

  7. mukhamani at 2:30 am #

    Thank you so much for sharing, he is such a positive person. Regards.

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  8. Chuck at 11:09 am #

    Hi Vashti,
    I’m trying to think how I found Hugh or perhaps he found me. In any case, I’ve been following his writing and enjoy his post. You are right, he has a great comic flare. I’m ashamed that I haven’t read his book yet, but it is on my list to read. Through Hugh, I have found some great blogs to follow and now I have found yours. Thank you for featuring my long distant friend.

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    • Vashti Q at 11:17 am #

      That’s wonderful, Chuck! I’m happy you enjoyed the post and that you’ve found me. It’s nice to meet you. You’re very welcome and thanks again for stopping by and leaving such a lovely comment. 🙂

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  9. John W. Howell at 12:46 pm #

    Super interview. Thanks, Vashti.

    Liked by 2 people

  10. cwaugh212 at 12:58 pm #

    Great post for a great writer and blogger.

    Liked by 2 people

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  12. OIKOS™-Redaktion at 8:56 am #

    Reblogged this on Die Erste Eslarner Zeitung – Aus und über Eslarn, sowie die bayerisch-tschechische Region! and commented:
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  13. robbiesinspiration at 8:57 am #

    A lovely post about Hugh. Glimpses is a great read!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q at 9:20 am #

      Hello Robbie! Thank you! I can’t wait to read it. It’s on my TBR list. 😀

      Liked by 2 people

  14. Norah at 6:50 am #

    Nice interview. Good to get to know Hugh a little better. I agree – Glimpses is a great read!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q at 10:08 am #

      Hi Norah! It’s worth getting to know Hugh better. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. 😀

      Liked by 2 people

  15. Judy E Martin at 4:22 pm #

    Hugh is such a lovely man, and always so supportive of others. It is lovely to see him here, Vashti.
    Glimpses was a fabulous read, each story always a twist in the tale that you never see coming!

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q at 4:36 pm #

      Hi Judy! Yes he is a lovely man and very supportive. It is a great pleasure to feature him here and I’ll happily do it again. I’m glad you enjoyed it. I’m sure that I’ll love reading Glimpses it’s on my TBR list. 😀 xx

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  16. houstonphotojourney at 8:48 pm #

    Great post! I adore Hugh – what a great writer and nice guy!!

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q at 8:01 am #

      Hi! I feel the same way about him. 😀 Thank you so much for stopping by and for your cool comment.

      Liked by 2 people


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