Something interesting to note about Hugh Chees is not his name, although it’s memorable and when I first heard it, I thought someone was exclaiming “hoochies” and that alone is comic gold. No, the interesting thing about Hugh is that he’s a best-selling author.
Not under his own name, of course. Hugh’s nomme de plume is really Amelia Rosewylde, the best-selling romance writer. He writes some of the wittiest, blush-worthy, romance novels this librarian has ever read. It’s a shame that the stuff written under his real name didn’t take off like he’d have hoped for. It was all interesting, but it didn’t have the sparkle that his Amelia stories have.
While Hugh has lived in Marshall for five years now, he was what we lovingly call a recluse. It’s unfortunate that it took the zombie apocalypse to bring him out of his house and his shell, but as a community, we’re glad that he’s with us. Not only is he happy to haul stuff around, but he tells a really good zinger of a tale to boot. Here’s one of them.