Doug L Hoffman Interview

Last year, REP author Doug L. Hoffman was interviewed by the Log Cabin Democrat, the local newspaper in Conway Arkansas. He met with freelance reporter Fred Petrucelli in the Faulkner County Library one afternoon in March. Below is an excerpt from the interview.

SPECIAL TO THE LOG CABIN
March 2, 2013

Doug L. Hoffman’s books are marvelously over the top vehicles for his trained view of science fiction.

Almost back-to-back are titillating stories he tells — in books titled “Parkers Folly and Peggy Sue.” On her return to earth Peggy Sue tells of the many new worlds and alien races encountered.

Hoffman has been delving into the bizarre, the alien stories, since he was a youngster, fascinated with outer space. It is no wonder that this large, robust fellow of 60, adorned with a silver haired mop and a tidy white beard, would explore accounts of the cosmos. The vast expanse of interstellar space, galaxies, suns, the planets on their courses and fragile mother earth are the things he dwells on.

His essence seems fit for science - he is a mathematician, a computer programmer, an engineer, and a college professor with tenure at Hendrix College and the University of Central Arkansas. He is on the staff of Acxiom in Conway where he puts his learning of computer science into play. He has taught computer science at the University of North Carolina. The reputation of Acxiom and the urging of a friend he knew in graduate school brought him to Conway, he said.

“It was a great choice,” he adds, describing Conway as the ‘biggest little town’ he’s ever seen. “It’s a marvelous place. I’ve enjoyed my 13 years here.”
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The rest of the interview article can be found here.

Doug's latest science fiction novel, Ghosts of Orion, is available in paperback and Kindle eBook from Amazon.com.

Slight correction

It should be noted that I do not have tenure at Hendrix College or the University of Central Arkansas, I am an adjunct faculty member. I continue to work full time at Acxiom Corporation, who graciously allows me to teach part time at the local colleges. In fact, I am teaching Networking at UCA this semester. Other than that the interview is accurate.