She's been in touch with some big names in Hollywood who could turn her books into movies. Hughes works out of her home. By trade, she's actually a private investigator, but now she's written two true crime novels.
The first, The Countess and the Mob, is based on her experiences with the heiress of a Champaign newspaper. After it was published, the book ended up in a Chicago airport. It caught the eye of a man from California who says he read it twice in a day. Then, he called her one Sunday afternoon. Now, they have a contract and she's also in talks about turning her second book into a miniseries on a network like HBO.
Next up for Hughes? Meeting with a script writer for her movie. She says she's excited to share her stories with even more people.
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