Sunday, August 10, 2014

Blogoversary Day Ten: Interview With Holli Anderson

Hello everyone! I have decided to do something a little different this year for the blog's second blogoversary! This year, each day I will have a post or two from authors and bloggers that I ADORE! Many of them will have giveaways specific to the post, as well as the overall giveaway! The big giveaway has tons of prizes, from swag to signed copies of books!

Please welcome the fiery Holli Anderson!


1. What is your favorite part of being an author?

I think my favorite part is just getting lost in a story. The first draft of a book is the most fun because I'm just letting the story tell itself, knowing that I can come back later and fix things. It's so much fun when my characters take off and do something I wasn't planning on them doing!

2. What's your daily writing routine like?

My life is so hectic that I don't really have a daily routine--I wish I did! I work as an Emergency Department Director which takes up 40-50 hours per week of my time. I am not a morning person, so I can't write in the mornings. I try to fit in some writing in the evenings either at home or I go straight from work to the local library and plug away there on my laptop--less distractions than home. I write during long car trips and during wrestling tournaments while waiting for my son's turn. I just fit writing in wherever I can.

3. What's your favorite writing snack?

Anything salty-- like almonds or potato chips. And, water or Diet Dr. Pepper.

4. Describe your most recent book in five words.

My most recently published book, FIVE: Out of the Pit, in five words: An intense fight against evil.

5. Any advice to aspiring authors?

Just keep writing. As scary as it can be, let other people read your writing and don't get upset over suggestions and critiques--that's how you get better, and remember, you don't have to take every bit of advice you're given, but you should at least listen with an open mind.

Go to some writer's conferences and workshops--I've learned so much from fellow writers, plus we're fun people to hang out with!

Five teenagers who’ve recently discovered they have magical powers and are living in the Seattle underground feel it’s their responsibility to protect unsuspecting humans from otherworldly foes. Things are going well until Johnathan, their unofficial leader and the boy sixteen year old Paige is in love with, is bitten by a changeling – the venomous saliva causing him to metamorphose into a ravening beast with each full moon. Paige vows that, no matter the cost, she will find a way to cure Johnathan of the evil that has embedded itself in his soul.

Johnathan’s monthly transformation and daily personality roller coaster isn’t the only problem they have to deal with. The Five are also gearing up to face their toughest and most dangerous enemy yet—a powerful and ruthless Warlock who will go to any means, including high school, to build his Dark Army.

You Can Find it At:
Barnes and NobleGo Hastings

Author Bio:

Holli Anderson has a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing—which has nothing to do with writing, except maybe by adding some pretty descriptive injury and vomit scenes to her books. She discovered her joy of writing during a very trying period in her life when escaping into make-believe saved her. She enjoys reading any book she gets her hands on, but has a particular love for anything fantasy.

Along with her husband, Steve, and their four sons, she lives in Grantsville, Utah—the same small town in which she grew up.

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1 comment:

  1. Favorite birthday tradition is the cake. It may be cliche, but cake, cake is good.