Wood Hughes

Wood Hughes is an example of being drawn into fiction writing kicking and screaming. His first story, "Hell Fighters," came up after he was challenged on Baen's Bar to think out the real estate implications of the novel 1632. One thing led to another, and after more than a few sleepless nights, Wood tied together his real estate knowledge with his life experience of having worked at the Birmingham Public Library as a youth. This resulted in a story that not only cleared the title of the land displaced by the Ring of Fire in an entertaining manner, but also set forth strong building codes for the new boom town.

Professionally, Wood is the first holder of both the Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) designation and the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation in Metro Atlanta. He graduated from the University of Alabama in communications. After eleven years of working in radio throughout the South, in 1983, he became involved in real estate sales and has sold homes and land in Houston, Texas and Atlanta, Georgia. Wood has been recognized on numerous occasions for sales achievements and has been a speaker at several International Real Estate conferences. Wood also has served on various Atlanta Commercial Real Estate Board committees, and as an officer of the Georgia Chapter of the Realtors Land Institute.

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Turn Your Radio On, Episode Six

Turn Your Radio On, Episode Six

Chapter Nineteen May 1634, Grantville, State of Thuringia-Franconia, United States of Europe Janet Rogers, the News Director of VOA was at her wits' end. "Jesus, Dee! Hilda can't get any work done for all the callers asking if the war is over yet. Isn't there any way...
Turn Your Radio On, Episode Five

Turn Your Radio On, Episode Five

Chapter Fifteen "Thank you, Jacob! That was wonderful. "And now, before we introduce this week's talent contest winner, I wanted to let all of you listeners in the Jena area know that the Grantville Pentecostal Church will be holding our first revival of the season...
Turn Your Radio On, Episode Four

Turn Your Radio On, Episode Four

Chapter Ten Marc Kronzburg pushed the overlapping canvas flaps out of the way as he made his way into the Thuringen Gardens outside patio. Or formerly outside patio. The original patio had been outside. Now, a massive roof was supported by four thick stone walls that...
Turn Your Radio On, Episode Three

Turn Your Radio On, Episode Three

Chapter Seven December 1633, Grantville, State of Thuringia, United States of Europe It never got easier, Dr. Nichols thought as he welcomed John Chalker and his helper Georg Fleitner into his private office. The best way was just to go ahead and give the patient his...
Turn Your Radio On, Episode Two

Turn Your Radio On, Episode Two

Chapter Four "Good morning, Europe. Guten Morgen, Europa! You're listening to Voice of America as we begin another broadcast day from our studios on Mountaineer Lane in Grantville, New United States. Today is September tenth, Gregorian; August thirty-first Julian and...
Turn Your Radio On, Episode One

Turn Your Radio On, Episode One

PrologueApril 1634, Grantville, State of Thuringia-Franconia, United States of Europe "Der Kronz" was in an exuberant mood as he walked into the Voice of America offices, whistling an up-timer tune by the name of "Do the Hustle" and without a care in the world. That...
Hell Fighters

Hell Fighters

I: The Mission The monastery of Subiaco: Home of the Order of St. Benedict. "Brother Johann? The Fathers are ready." Brother Johann closed the small book he was studying and rose, straightening his black robe. While he had been aware of the gathering of Abbots, he had...