Ask the Author - Adele Hughes

Ask the Author - Adele Hughes

Adele Hughes is a Melanoma UK ambassador whose passion is to raise awareness surrounding sun safety. She wrote Puxley The Squeaky Clean Pig book to help do this.

As a group of avid readers in the LRP team we are very happy to have recently expanded our book offering online and in the showroom. We knew you would be interested in finding out more about some of the wonderful authors and illustrators who have created the ones we've selected. All books have a Hong Kong theme whether it be written or illustrated by someone who lives here or is about the city, the stories and the history of the place so many of us call home.

This time we meet Adele Hughes, author of Puxley the Squeaky Clean Pig.

Adele Hughes

About You

I am Adele Hughes, hailing from Liverpool, UK. Since 2008, I have resided in Hong Kong, where I have held teaching positions in various international schools. In addition to my roles as an educator, mother, and spouse, I am the author of 'Puxley the Squeaky Clean Pig,' a children's picture book that highlights the significance of sun safety, a subject that holds deep personal significance for me.

Your Inspiration 

In December 2019, I was diagnosed with stage three melanoma, the most aggressive form of skin cancer. This led to multiple invasive surgeries and a 14-month immunotherapy treatment. During this time, I gained extensive knowledge about skin cancer and sun safety. I then made the commitment to use my role as an educator to educate the next generation about the importance of sun safety. When I struggled to find a suitable children's picture book on this topic for my year 1 class, I took it upon myself to create one.

Adele Hughes

Favourite thing to do or see in Hong Kong

During our time in Hong Kong, we took pleasure in spending our weekends hiking with our dogs or boating with friends. We also savoured sampling new cuisines at the wonderful restaurants and exploring the local attractions. Despite residing there for 15 years, there was always something new to uncover. We greatly miss Hong Kong.

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