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Roy Huff

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Roy Huff is a research scientist, author, and teacher who overcame the hardship of a family plagued by severe poverty and mental illness. After graduating high school as Valedictorian a year early, he moved to Hawaii at the age of seventeen with only $100 in his pocket to start a new life.

He has since earned five degrees in four different disciplines spanning liberal arts, history, education, and geoscience. He has worked on projects such as forecasting volcanic emissions from the Kilauea Volcano and training on geostationary satellites for NASA’s GOES-R Proving Ground. He has co-authored upcoming peer-reviewed research in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS), but his foray into creative writing did not occur until the
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“The answer you seek lies in learning to combine the power of reason with the passion of emotion. If you let reason alone control your choices, you lose the power of intuition. If you let emotion control your choices, you will be a slave to every minor tragedy.”
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“One may not be aware of the impact of one’s choices, but they can have a cumulative effect.”
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“If you let reason alone control your choices, you lose the power of intuition. If you let emotion control your choices, you will be a slave to every minor tragedy.”
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message 55: by Roy

Roy Huff My latest #sciencefiction #flashfiction piece, The Storm: TRAPPIST-1, just posted to Omni Media https://omni.media/the-storm-1 @OmniReboot I'd love to hear your thoughts!


message 54: by Roy

Roy Huff My new Time Travel Diaries blog is now live at https://royhuff.net/timetraveldiaries Don't forget to get your daily fix. You're routine isn't complete without it!


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Roy Huff For those who aren't sure what to do in a looming storm, you need to read 20 Life-Saving Hacks to Weather Any Storm, which I just published Friday. http://mastermindhi.com/index.php?opt...


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Roy Huff I hope anyone looking for #Hope or direction finds #value in this interview. I'd love to hear your thoughts. It's a deeply personal interview on Misfit Entrepreneur. http://bit.ly/2bQmP6I 


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Roy Huff My latest #lifehack article is all about giving #value. You're going to love it. http://www.lifehack.org/447696/52-ama...


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Roy Huff My first article on Lifehack has just been published. What if a few words could change your life? http://www.lifehack.org/430543/52-lie... #lifehack


message 49: by Roy

Roy Huff Special thanks to @lifehackorg for accepting me as a member of the Lifehack contributor family. #blogger #motivation


message 48: by Roy

Roy Huff Free Kindle Ebook promo worldwide for Everville: The Fall of Brackenbone http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WWO1CC2/ 11/22/15 through 11/26/15

99 Cent Kindle Countdown Deal in the US & UK for Everville: Books 1-3 Boxed set http://www.amazon.com/dp/B013HWFNYU/ 11/22/15 though 11/28/15.


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Roy Huff The interview link is now live with @GuyHagi I'm grateful to have been involved with the #uhmanoa #usgs research http://www.k5thehometeam.com/category...


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Roy Huff Great News. I was interviewed by Guy Hagi, anchor and meteorologist for Hawaii News Now. The Segment will air on 6:30 PM Newscast Thursday October 22nd on K5 and the following morning on the 8 AM K5 newscast.


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Roy Huff The work that I did on vog is now being recognized by the AMS. The peer-reviewed article I co-authored, and did much of the underlying research for, made THE COVER of Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS) for the October issue 2015 Vol 96 No 10! The title is Approaching Vog: Measure, Model, Mitigate It was originally titled Observing and Forecasting Vog Dispersion from Kīlauea Volcano, Hawai‘i http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/pdf/1... The cover will be available here, once it's live. http://journals.ametsoc.org/loi/bams


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Roy Huff Everville: The Fall of Brackenbone won the weekly and is now competing in the monthly contest for best cover. You can vote HERE for InD'tale Magazine in the Creme de la Cover Contest. http://indtale.com/polls/creme-de-la-... Voting ends in one week so hurry!


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Roy Huff I'll donate 5 cents to the American RedCross 4 every complete FREE entry to win a $30 Amazon gift card. Find out HERE https://twitter.com/EvervilleFans/sta...


message 42: by Roy (last edited Jul 14, 2015 11:26PM)

Roy Huff A special thanks to all my fans who voted, making Everville The Fall of Brackenbone my 3rd consecutive @InDTaleMagazine weekly cover winner! Be sure to check back in the last week of the month to vote in the monthly contest! http://indtale.com/polls/creme-de-la-...


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Roy Huff $200 Amazon Gift Card Blowout Charity Rafflecopter Giveaway Promotion & autographed book of Everville: The Fall of Brackenbone at www.owensage.com https://www.pinterest.com/pin/4350900...


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Roy Huff Guest Post: author Roy Huff introduces readers to his flash fiction piece THE KNOB http://wp.me/p21OtV-Iq


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Roy Huff The Kindle version of Everville The Fall of Brackenbone NOW LIVE worldwide bookgoodies.com/a/B00WWO1CC2 The paperback book will be available soon!


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Roy Huff #Readers #literary #book lovers, in the mood 4 #poetry? Read my recently published #poem Roots by #SynchronizedChaos @ http://synchchaos.com/?p=10078


message 37: by Roy

Roy Huff A warm thanks to everyone for a successful promotion of the Everville series. I couldn't have done without the help of fans & fellow authors.


message 36: by Roy

Roy Huff Its official. A special shout out to my new literary & film manager, The Literary Lion at Global Lion, PETER MILLER, Thank-you!


message 35: by Dale (last edited Jul 20, 2014 12:21PM)

Dale Thele Roy, thank you for the friend connect.
Wishing you all the very best in 2014!


message 34: by Elviey

Elviey Hi Roy Ive had a busy week since coming back from my holiday so I haven't been reading as much I picked The First Pillar up tonight read a couple of chapters. Really enjoying it I love the story so far as you can imagine yourself being there with Sage and the others
I'll keep you posted on how Im getting on
Elviey :)


message 33: by Roy

Roy Huff The audio book for Amazon's epic teen fantasy #1 international bestseller Everville: The First Pillar is now live on Audible. The US link is http://www.audible.com/pd/ref=sr_1_1?... the UK link is http://www.audible.co.uk/pd/ref=sr_1_... The audio book will also be linked to Amazon later today and Itunes in a few days


message 32: by Tasha

Tasha Turner Just wanted to say congrats on reaching #1 in Epic fantasy and related categories in the US, Canada, Germany, and Japan as well as #4 in the UK and #8 in Italy with Everville The First Pillar by Roy Huff!


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Roy Huff If you have a chance, please read my guest blog in Sacred Ground Travel Magazine. http://lynfuchs.blogspot.com/2013/05/...


message 30: by Susan

Susan Griscom Hi Roy, Thanks so much for the friend invite.


message 29: by Roy

Roy Huff I apologize to all those who wish to friends me but are unable to do so as a result of the newly instituted 5,000 friend limit. Please feel free to follow my reviews or become my fan. Also, don't be afraid to message me regarding feedback on my blog or books.


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Roy Huff Billy wrote: "Thx for the invite. Your book will be going on my 2read shelf"
I appreciate that. Thank-you.


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Billy Masters Thx for the invite. Your book will be going on my 2read shelf


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Roy Huff The cover art for Everville: The City of Worms is now viewable. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17...pic.twitter.com/hXnhKaPTnH The City of Worms (Everville, #2) by Roy Huff


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Roy Huff The audio book for Kindle's Epic Teen Fantasy bestseller Everville: The First Pillar is coming soon to Amazon via Audible. Stay tuned for details.


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Linda Hendershot Stoppin by showin love! Happy Hump day!


message 23: by Roy

Roy Huff Listen today for my 30 minute interview about writing on Honolulu based Japanese language radio station KZOO 1210 on the AM dial from Noon to 12:30 Hawaii time.


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Kenna McKinnon Can hardly wait to read your book, Roy, it's in my queue. I would hope no one gives 5 stars to a book without reading it...??? You are trustworthy, I know, and an excellent promoter and author.


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Susanna Mahoney Hi Roy, uncanny all my favorite authors too, a Bronx gal spending time in the city Libraries, lol. Thank you for the likes, and stars, works in progress, except Message to my Children. Honestly I have pure tears in my eyes because no one see my works and no reviews, so no critique, no improvements. Is still write to heal and share with others. So I have dabbled, and rather promote authors instead. Of course you always welcome to come to the wall MTMC2FE and share all your links. This day we are having International Poets and later a comic artist. Have a wonderful St. Patrick's day. Thanks Susanna a/k/a Cat


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Avry15 Thank you so much for the friend request.>:)


Diana (Offbeat Vagabond) Thanks for the invite hon. Added your book to my wishlist :) Hope you have a great Wednesday. Talk later.


message 18: by Roy

Roy Huff Check out my new blog post on New Year's resolutions if you get the chance. http://www.owensage.com/2/post/2013/0...


KaSonndra Leigh Thanks for the invite! Looking forward to sharing great reads with you Roy! :D

All the best,
KaSonndra


message 16: by Roy

Roy Huff Roy wrote: "Join me in a race to the top. I am currently at #4 in Amazon's Best Selling Epic Fantasy category two spots above Lord of the Rings and two below Game of Thrones! If you haven't already, visit my E..." Thanks so much Everyone who downloaded Everville: The First Pillar and making it #2 in Amazon's Epic Fantasy Category and #3 in Teen Fantasy. If you enjoyed it, please leave a review on Amazon to help spread the word. Thanks so much!


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Roy Huff Roy wrote: "Roy wrote: "Thanks everyone for help making the free promo a success. Everville The First Pillar is now #13 in Amazon's Epic Fantasy category and climbing fast. Thanks so much!"

Thanks everyone! N..."


#6 and climbing!


message 14: by Roy

Roy Huff Check out my author interview with Michelle Chew if you have the chance. http://michellechewwrites.blogspot.com


message 13: by Roy

Roy Huff Everville: The FIrst Pillar is now live on Amazon.
http://tinyurl.com/asf4z4s


message 12: by Mary

Mary McCoy-Dressel Hi! Thanks for the connection, Roy.


message 11: by Tamara

Tamara Rose Blodgett Hi Roy and thanks for your friendship :)


message 10: by Al

Al Hey Roy. I went to check out your book on Amazon but I couldn't find it. I'll check again another time. It sounds interesting so I'm looking forward to reading it :)


message 9: by Marc

Marc Schiller Just published my first non-fiction book "Pain and Gain - The Untold True Story". I invite everyone to read it.

http://www.painandgainbook.com/


message 8: by Roy

Roy Huff A special thanks to all my friends, family, and fans. The Everville The First Pillar Pinterest page is now on page one of Google search for Everville. The debut is starting to look very promising, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

http://pinterest.com/owensage/evervil...


message 7: by Roy

Roy Huff Please check out the the interview about my upcoming fantasy book Everville: The First Pillar with Chuck Gallagher http://chuckgallagher.wordpress.com/2...


message 6: by Saul

Saul Tanpepper Thanks for the friend request, Roy. Looking forward to getting to know you and your books here on GR!
Saul


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