And the author of the Friday is....
*Jumps up and down and screams!!!
Holly is my fantastic *older* sister, and I love her dearly...so I have to be nice...sometimes... *insert cheesy smile here*
Now, on to the about Holly!
1) How old are you?
FAIL. NOT TELLING.
2) When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
I've always loved reading and writing. Words have been my favorite past-time since I was a child. I first realized I wanted to pursue writing as a career in the fall of 2009.
3) What is the hardest part about being a writer?
I absolutely adore being a writer, but that's not to say it's always easy. Nothing can be rainbows and sunshine all the time!
The hardest part for me is putting myself out there. I'm very much an introspective personality type, and that sometimes makes it hard to allow people to, not only read, but critique my work and point out the flaws. *yikes* But since I've overcome that fear, and found some of the BEST writer friends on the planet, it's not so terrifying anymore.
4) What inspires you?
Everything. Listening to the people around me in a cafe, chatting with the ladies at work. I take inspiration from every moment of every day of my life.
5) How many books have you written?
Well, I've written two complete novels, and have several I trunked about half-way through.
6) Tell me a little about your current WIP.
I'm currently in revisions on a YA fantasy novel about a 16 year old girl who finds herself trapped in a fairy tale, and has to escape before she loses her identity.
7) What is your favorite genre to read?
I read mostly YA fantasy and contemporary with a smattering of dystopian and paranormal. Okay, so I like them all. GIVE ME ALL OF THEM!!!
8) What is the one thing you want to tell the world the most?
Um, hi? *waves and shifts around uncomfortably*
I hope that someday I can share my books with all of you. I've been led down some of the most amazing paths by books, been changed more deeply than I ever thought possible, and marveled at the sheer talent of some authors.
My dream is that, one day, my own words will guide you, shift your views, or just let you escape the troubles of real life for a while.
Thanks, Holly, for your wonderful, uniquely you, answers! Love you too, Sis!
You should go check out Holly's website and/or blog...they are awesomely pink, have some great tips for other authors and some out of this world book reviews! Go on...go follow her! She doesn't bite...people outside of the family...except on Tuesdays... ;)
**Attention to those that are interested in participating in Author Fridays, please email me at: jpkassees(at)gmail.com. THANKS!**
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