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Hugo Negron

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An avid fan of myths and fantasy, I have always had a passion for reading and writing. My background includes an M.A. in clinical psychology from Roosevelt University as well as an M.A. in industrial/organizational psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. I’ve also achieved PHR (Professional in Human Resources) certification. I instruct adult learners in resume development, and work as a full time recruiting manager. In addition, I am also an amateur cartoonist, having taken classes at the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Hugo Negron Hi Jacob - congrats on your program! Wishing you all the best in achieving your M.A.. Are you looking to instruct or consult? The one thing I still re…moreHi Jacob - congrats on your program! Wishing you all the best in achieving your M.A.. Are you looking to instruct or consult? The one thing I still remember as an amazing reality experience at the school I attended (CSOPP for short) was a battery where they placed you in a "life in a day" scenario - you came into a room setup with a laptop and an "in" box with memos and assignments as if it was a real job and you are then told your boss just quit - so you had to complete these "leftover" assignments, do research for a white paper, and present with your peers before a panel - all within a limited time frame. The most nerve shattering "exam" I ever took - but worth it in regards to preparing you for the "real world".

Anyway, thanks so much for liking the series! Would love to hear your thoughts on what you enjoyed most. I have just submitted Book Five, Knighthood's End, to my editor - so the time frame will probably be around October or so. It brings the end of the Sir Rutt subplot, the supposed "curse" subplot, and takes Qualtan's growing discomfort with the Order of the Bearded Lion (and daresay his growing arrogance) to an extreme measure with what happens in this story. There will be a contest at some point to pinpoint the first appearance of a certain character that plays a big role in this book, so be on the lookout for that.(less)
Hugo Negron When I'm writing my fantasy series, I usually immerse myself in that world and anything related to it - listening to certain pieces of music, reading …moreWhen I'm writing my fantasy series, I usually immerse myself in that world and anything related to it - listening to certain pieces of music, reading books on mythology/medieval topics, and having certain physical objects around me as I write, like an actual metal gauntlet and a set of knight pens stuffed in a medieval knight's helmet pen holder that help to inspire me and keep me "in the mood".

When my writing hits the proverbial wall and I'm bashing my head on my keyboard, I do the opposite - I pull myself completely out - otherwise I feel like I'm forcing myself to write and it no longer feels like a labor of love, but a major hassle! I take a few days off, focus on other hobbies like biking, hiking, working out, and watching movies. When I go back to picking up where I left off, I feel excited, refreshed, and eager to start up again.(less)
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Hugo Negron PeoriaCon Returns!

The awesome gaming convention returns Saturday, March 7th for 2020 at the Expo Gardens, 1601 W Northmoor Road, Peoria IL! Forging of a Knight will be there - will you?!

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Hugo Negron I've had my member author page over at the Independent Author Network in the top 200 most viewed for October and November! Why not give it (and many other great author pages) a peek?


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Hugo Negron Gen Con August 4th-7th 2016 - with expansion into the Indianapolis Lucas Oil Stadium! We'll be there...you better be too, as Gen Con explodes bigger and better this year!


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Hugo Negron With a tentative release date of summer 2012, I invite you to my first novel, Forging of a Knight (cover design by up and coming illustrator Lora Lee - http://www.loraart.com).

Visit http://www.facebook.com/Forging.of.a.... and "Like" the page to follow the book's progression. It will be available through amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com (iPad, NOOK, and Kindle distribution), and directly through lulu.com and me for hard copy availability.

Here are some excerpts from the back cover:

A battle against the forces of Those That Stand in Shadow brings an end to an old hero and a beginning for a new one. Together with a half-orcne thief named Glaive, a young warrior named Qualtan must battle through undead hordes, shape-shifting maugs, hungry trolls, and more on his journey to become a knight. Along the way, he learns the world isn’t as simple as he first thought. Good and evil are not always what they seem, close friends can be deadly enemies, and loyalty can sometimes be rewarded with treachery. Even if Qualtan can grow from these lessons, a greater one will need to be faced: can an unexpected friendship with a thief of orcne blood, despised by all, support his chance for knighthood, or ruin it altogether?

"I so enjoyed this book! So vivid, so well crafted, I was immersed in the story from the beginning and found it was a very satisfying, entertaining read. So imaginative, there was really not one plot point that I predicted, and that's amazing. The other great thing is the pacing. It really flows quite well, and I didn't feel bogged down in the action ever." - Erin Potter, Shamrock Editing

Thanks for your support!

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- H


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