As we gear up for this amazing event, I’ll be bringing you author interviews so you can get to know the attending authors in more detail! There are lots and lots of authors for you to discover, not to mention, hundreds if not thousands of books! Why not grab a cuppa and sit back and relax! All while hearing more about our writers and their writing lives, inspirations – and maybe even a secret or two!
What is the first thing people should know about you?
I’m an Irish author who loves HEAs.
Tell me which genre or trope you are most well-known for writing.
Romance with naughty bits.
What is one thing people don’t know about you?
That I’m actually a little shy when you meet me in person.
Name a book you’ve written that you wish more people had read, and why.
It’s hard to pick one, but I think I would have to say Dear Ollie, because I just love the story.
What is your favourite book (not your own), and why?
Gabriel’s Inferno, because Professor Gabriel Emerson is everything.
Was there a book you wrote that broke you and made you feel like you’d never write again?
Not really, though most of my books have made me proper cry while writing them.
Are you one of those authors for whom music is EVERYTHING and without it you’d never write?
Absolutely, music is almost as important to me as writing if I’m honest. I always have music on, even if I’m not writing.
Is your desk/writing space tidy or messy?
Currently it’s messy, but it has to be clean when I’m writing.
Who or what inspires you as a writer?
Music. Music is my biggest inspiration.
Are you an introvert or extrovert? Or something else…?
The literary world moves fast, but what’s the one thing that never changes?
HEAs, you gotta love them.
What is your advice to authors just starting out?
Don’t write to be rich and famous. Write because you have a story to tell. And always tell the story you want to tell, not what you think others want to read.
Where is your favourite place to go on holiday?
If you could live inside any fictional world, where would that be?
Your favourite place to read and/or write?
In bed. I actually write better in bed than at my desk. And I always read in bed.
When you’re as old as Gandalf the Grey, how many books do you think you might have written?
Well, I have 30 done, I would love to reach 100.
Who is the most famous person you’ve ever met?
Paul McGrath and Ronan Keaton (not that impressive).
What did you always want to be when you were growing up?
If writing is your full-time job, have you ever been told to get a “proper job”?
No, but my writing has been referred to as a nice hobby.
Who is your biggest cheerleader?
It would be between my hub and Amii Maguire.
BONUS QUESTION: Tell me a secret about one of your books that nobody else knows yet!
In one of my books, I based that villain on a girl who was not very nice to me once upon a time 😀
Thank you so much for your time, Holly! Click the graphic to find out more about Holly’s work!