What is the funniest thing a reader has ever told you?
I only published my first book a few months ago. I’ve had some good reviews, but no funny comments yet. I’m looking forward to hearing some, though!
If you could be any occupation other than an author, what would you be and why?
An archaeologist. I always thought it would be fun to discover a hidden tomb of an ancient Egyptian king – or a buried, forgotten city full of treasure! (Ironic since C.M. Huddleston was an archaeologist and is now an author!)
Do you ever laugh or cry while reading your own books? Explain!
I have to admit that I’ve laughed at things my main character Tim Hunter in “The Mirror of Doom” has thought or said. Sometimes characters take on minds of their own, and occasionally he surprised even me, the writer!
What is the last children’s book you read? Why did you read it?
“The Adventurer’s Guide to Successful Escapes” by Wade Albert White. I read it because it looked clever, creative, and a lot of fun. And I was right. It was!
If your latest book (or any book) was made into a movie, who would play the main character?
I think Jacob Tremblay (“Room”) would make a good Tim Hunter. Or maybe Jackson A. Dunn (“Shameless”), although he might be a little old for the part.
Who wrote your favorite book, the one you have read over and over again? What makes this book your favorite?
J.R.R. Tolkien wrote my favorite book – “The Lord of the Rings.” (Technically, it’s three books, but it’s ONE story. So it counts!) I love the epic journey and adventure. The characters face incredible odds and never give up – not even when all hope seems lost. I find that very inspiring. I used to reread this series every fall – the same time of year that Frodo started his journey with the Ring. Yeah, I’m a geek.
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C.M. Huddleston's Four Star Review of The Mirror of Doom
The Mirror of Doom is a delightful adventure story. The characters are imaginative and relate to one another just as siblings do. The adventure is full of fun, humor, and danger. I’m sure children will enjoy this book. My reason for a four star rating is the ending. I don’t like books that leave a plot twist hanging to force the reader into reading the second book in the series. Especially in children’s books! Otherwise, FIVE STARS!
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