Seven Days With You - By Author Hugo Driscoll
Seven Days With You
By Author Hugo Driscoll
Seven Days with You by Hugo Driscoll
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 10th 2017
Sean Johnson’s life as a small-town farmhand has been nothing but predictable, but when he meets Sophia Hillingdon at the local animal sanctuary, she gets him out of an eighteen-year rut, away from the mundane existence on the farm, and a grieving, drunken father.
Sophia is the first person who understands him and makes him believe that he might get out of their small town, who tells him, he has the potential to be whoever he wants to be and do whatever he wants to do.
But as their relationship unfolds, it is the most devastating of news that will change both of them forever.
A Few Minutes with Hugo Driscoll
Welcome to Jena’s Bookworms!
Tell us about your writing career. How long have you been writing?
I first started writing seriously when I was 21. I submitted a few articles to the college newspaper and as they kept getting accepted I pushed on and tried hard to forge a career in journalism. Somehow, I managed to blag my way into the newsrooms of papers like The Guardian before I turned my hand to fiction.
How did you choose your genre?
The YA/drama/romance genre came naturally to me. I’d long been interested in romantic relationships and how they do and don’t develop, so writing about them felt natural. I also enjoy the -genres immensely but I think authors like John Green, John Fante, and to a lesser extent, Charles Bukowski, whose prose deals with the doom and gloom of relationships so well, inspired me to write them myself.
Tell us a little about the books you’ve published. Series, or stand-alone?
Seven Days with You is my only title so far! So it’s a stand-alone, and as I don’t intend on writing a sequel my next work will be quite different, though admittedly, it will still have the same premise of two people falling in love.
Who are your favorite authors, and what is it that draws you to them?
Ernest Hemmingway and Charles Bukowski. I admire writers who make short, straightforward sentences compelling. It's a gift, and it's certainly something I've found tricky, but they’re masters at it.
Are you working on a story now?
I have recently completed the second draft of a new novel. Like SDWY, it's a love story, but is set in contemporary London and involves a lot of nihilism which was worryingly cathartic to write!
Any stories sitting on the back-burner?
I have a couple up my sleeve which is always good as I worry I'll run out of ideas. They both have outlines, and I've even written the first chapter for one of them which was enjoyable so no writers' block just yet!
About the AuthorHugo Driscoll is a 25-year-old British author and content writer for an online publication in London. Seven Days with You is his first novel.