Hugo lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. He was born in Chichester, UK, and lived there until the age of 26, moving to the USA to live with his wife.
Along with writing, Hugo has a passion for stage acting, voice acting, stage combat, and anime. He has performed in several professional theatre productions, as well as a few documentaries, and was an extra in The Young Victoria. Intermittently he has led stage combat workshops for the Chichester Festival Youth Theatre, Chichester College and The Point Youth Theatre in Eastleigh.
He constructs his own anime, fandom, and Steampunk costumes and regularly attends any conventions he can.
Hugo has been exposed to story writing and dramatic narrative from a very early age, as his older sister used to write and illustrate stories to keep him amused. His greatest creative influences in his youth were the Mysterious Cities of Gold, Visionaries, and Disney’s Robin Hood; in books it was The Deptford Mice trilogy, written by Robin Jarvis, who is his favourite author along with Garth Nix (The Abhorsen Trilogy, Shade’s Children). He has an enormous array of soundtracks from anime, films and video games. Music is one of his biggest inspirations, with various favourite tracks responsible for the majority of the Resonance Tetralogy storyline.
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