A hard-working American, Temujin Hu lives his life a bit like a nomad. During his 36 years on earth, Mr. Hu has moved about 36 times. He has lived in California, Texas, Colorado, and five other states, as well as Germany, China, and Kuwait.
In 2003, Temujin Hu graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.A. in East Asian Languages and Cultures. During the '90s, he served over four years in the U.S. Navy and recently spent more than six years doing professional security in Los Angeles, Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Mr. Hu also ran a small family-owned internet business for a couple years.
Temujin Hu is a Christian who spends a lot of his time in the Word. His interests include: mixed martial arts, international relations, and dogs. In addition, he enjoys such hobbies as hiking and shooting guns, but mostly he loves being an American and wants everyone to believe they can climb mountains.
Temujin Hu's latest book is the inspirational crime fiction The Rage.
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If you had to describe your book in two sentences, what would they be?
Harsh times drive two men to drugs, crime, and even murder as they give in to bitterness and revenge. While Roland builds his gang, Nicolas hunts him down, but their redemption will turn out to be vastly different than what they pursue.
Do you have a favorite line or excerpt from your current work?
When Roland’s guardian angel with the childlike face tells him, “You have never been alone.”
What are five important things that you take into consideration while writing your story?
I want to clearly express a theme through storytelling, so every page has to push toward that goal through action. To keep the reader hooked, force the characters into unexpected directions often. Create real characters with problems that readers will identify and sympathize with, like depression and loss. Write the story I want to tell, not the story I think people want to read. Finish the story with a sacrifice, but also with hope.
Why should readers pick up your book?
It does more than entertain, it inspires. Readers will be drawn to the characters all the way until the end, hoping they change their lives even while they’re slipping further into dark behavior.
What was the turning point when you realized you wanted to write and share your voice with the world?