Friday, April 15, 2011

Wingless by Holly Hood

Eve's life was never perfect, she knew this. If only her family realized the same thing. The loss of Marcus, her brother, The one person who made life tolerable was gone, death stole him away from her. And she was angry, sad, and emotionally beaten.
Eve's only wish now in life was for death to take a hike, but that was never going to happen. Because death found Eve to be simply perfect, everything anyone could ask for in a girl. That was Eve.

Holly Hood was born in Toledo, Ohio. She grew up in Toledo just about her whole life, besides the three years she lived in Clarksville, Tennesse with her husband and children before coming back to Ohio. Holly now resides in Sylvania, Ohio. After school she became a mother, a few years later she was married and enjoying life as a Mother and wife. With three young children to keep her busy, writing had almost disapeared all together.
Writing has always been a big part of Holly's life since the age of eleven, back then the only thing she needed was a pen and a paper to keep her content. She would write story after story letting her imagination run wild,she never stopped thinking about characters and plots. It was very hard to put the pen down.
In 2009 Holly finally got the urge to write again, she was determined to come up with a unique story. One that had forbidden love, a story that talked about death, family life, sadness. She wanted to write a book that let the reader inside the mind of someone who had a raw thinking about life. And so she created "Wingless" a book that was just that, a character that hardly had a handle on life, yet had to deal with so much bad in it. Because to Holly she wanted to show that life wasn't always rainbows and butterflies, she wanted to show the bad. But she also wanted to show that even with bad there still could be good. And her character Eve is just that, a tough girl who no matter what keeps pushing forward.
After finishing her first book, she wondered if she would even let anyone read it. To her it was more a means of venting and she doubted anyone would understand. A close family member not knowing how much Holly even liked writing asked to read it, and within the day she called her thrilled beyond words at how much she liked the book. With the support of family, friends and even strangers she decided to take Wingless seriously and continue writing it. Everyone was dying to know what happened next, from its creation in November of 2009 to the present there are now five books in the Wingless Series.And her passion for writing is bigger then ever.
Holly says writing is all she thinks about sometimes, watching tv or even cleaning or listening to music sends her brain into creative mode. She is always jotting down new story ideas, or thinking about the next step in the series.
Holly also wrote another book, a Family and Crime story about a young girl who was ripped from her home and taken on the run. It was an idea that she wasn't expecting, but it has now become a book very special to her. She admits that Heart of Gypsies was a book that made her cry, but to her if writing could evoke that kind of emotion then that meant something. And she hopes everyone takes a chance to enjoy this book as much as the Wingless series.
The readers are and always will be a very important part of writing to her, and she enjoys hearing from them. She hopes everyone enjoys her imagination, and that it brings some kind of joy in everyone's life. Because to her the whole reason she writes is for the joy it brings. And lastly she wanted to make sure to always say thank you for the support, it really means the world to her.

What will readers like about your book? 
The originality. The fact the book looks at the good and bad, its not one sided. And it for sure is not the usual sappy romance, the romance is real and pulls you in. There is a forbidden love that readers love, but its a different kind then the usual.

Why did you self publish? 
Because I like the independence and I don't want to sit around and wait for someone to tell me if they think I am good enough to do something that I love!

What is your writing process?
Crazy chaos. I usually sit and listen to my favorite music on project playlist, then I write. I don't have an outline, I don't plan what is going to happen. What you read is all that comes out on its own. And I love writing that way, its freeing. And if I didn't my brain would probably explode, and I got a feeling that would be quite messy.

How long does it take you to write your first draft?
Well not really sure, I can say I wrote 6 books in a year and they all were lengthy. And then I'd say it takes a couple days after they are finished to look them over for error. I never change anything, I edit for errors etc but I don't change the story to me that's not writing.

What inspired you to write this particular story?
The amount of forbidden love authors out there. There were all kinds of vampires and werewolves. I wanted to try the same kind of thing but with something other then a vamp or werewolf. And so I brainstormed and came up with my book series. It had been years since I wrote anything, so I said why not and I jumped in!

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