From a perspective of within, Chere Hughes expresses motivations of the human spirit.
Transported by cinematic style writing, Chere's stories are articulate dramatic reads. Her colorful writing integrates current culture within speculative fiction realms. Having written short stories and novellas, she's spins tales in speculative genres of literary fiction and fantasy.
As the stage for a journey within, her fiction draws from esoterics, magicks, and fringe science. Chere’s work speaks to the potential inside oneself and how that communes with the whole, her work strong in sense of place. She is currently writing her first literary fiction novel and is editing short stories as well as her middle grade tale.
Most recently, Chere taught English, art and funeral service education for seven years at Vincennes University Vincennes, IN. Earlier, before earning her BFA at ASU she served as a mortician. At ASU she studied under Mark Klett, Jim Hajicek, and Stephen Smith. Chere was awarded ‘best of show’ Senior exhibition. She earned her MEd curriculum and development at UNLV. Chere is currently earning her terminal degree, an MFA in creative writing at WV Wesleyan College.
Additionally, Chere works in 19th c. photographic processes and draws using charcoal and vibrant pastels revealing figurescapes surrounded with structure, atmosphere and symbolism. Her emotionally engaging works are an added form of dialogue for her writing.
Chere’s work has been seen in numerous national exhibitions and publications as well as in public and private collections. She currently invites Patrons to be a part of the author's exclusive page on Patreon. She is a member of the Author’s Guild, SCBWI, WFWA, Freelancers Union and Visionary Fiction Alliance. Chere lives in the lush green landscape that is Lexington, Kentucky