Interview with Maya Hughes, author of Passion on the Pitch

24 Apr 2017

What can you tell us about your new release, Passion on the Pitch?

It’s my first novel, a contemporary sports romance with a little heat thrown in. Aedan and Jess have lived with me for a while, so I’m really glad to finally be able to publish their story. And they will be popping up to say hi in my upcoming releases.

Who are your literary heroes working today? Why do you admire them?

JA Huss, mainly because of her sharing nature and willingness to help upcoming authors. Also, all of the other authors out there putting out amazing novels that suck me in and make me never want to leave, Olivia Cunning, Lolite Lopez, Theodora Taylor, Kristen Proby.

What books are currently on your nightstand?

I don’t have any physical books laying around, they were becoming way too heavy and my husband complained about me lugging them around. My kindle library is stocked to the brim with everything from scifi romance to contemporary, so I guess it’s mainly romances 🙂

Who is your favorite couple from literature?

I can’t think of one. There are so many different ones I’ve enjoyed whether it’s for their passion, laughter or steamy scenes. I read about a hundred books a year and I would say that each of them are my favs when I’m reading. One that sticks out to me is Eric Sticks and Rebecca from Olivia Cunning’s Wicked Beat from the Sinners on Tour series.

BAM. You’re a superhero. What’s your superpower?

Teleportation! Never needing to get on a flight again, heading to a vacation spot on a moment’s notice, those are the things I would love to be able to do. Also, if I needed writing inspiration from a location, it would be a snap to go there and take in the whole place.

How do you spend a rainy day?

Reading, playing board games with my kids and perhaps some hot chocolate with marshmallows.

What scene in Passion on the Pitch was your favorite to write?

My favorite scene to write was when Aedan and Jess meet. I love that Jess stands up for the waitress that is being bullied and steps out of her comfort zone with Aedan, helped by a little liquid courage.

Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?

Life’s too short to walk around angry.


Maya Hughes is the author of the new book Passion on the Pitch

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