My author interviews aren’t strictly for authors who are currently published. Meet Holly Evans, an indie author who specializes in the paranormal and is putting out the first book in her three part series soon! She’s an active little lady on twitter, so make sure you pop over and say haaaaay after the interview.
Without further ado, Miss Holly Evans, ladies and gents!
- What was your first experience with writing?
Hmm, I went to a Catholic school when I was very little (up until I was 9) and we had to write our own take on a Christian parable. We also had to write our own fairytale. It was an interesting challenge for a little kid, trying to make something new from something I was already so familiar with. I don’t remember the parable I worked with, but I know I loved the princess and the pea at the time (I was maybe 6) so that was the fairytale I went with.
- Did you enjoy writing in school?
We didn’t do much creative writing in school. I despised literature analysis, I felt as though the teacher was inserting themselves and their high flown ideas onto the text. They were looking for things that stroked their own ego. I did really enjoy writing essays and such though. I didn’t come to creative writing properly until I was in my 20’s.
- How do you get through days when you just can’t write a single thing?
I try to focus on other things, I’ll plan if I can form the ideas in my mind. Or I’ll walk away completely, get out the flat, head out to a bar, rant at my poor husband! I try to make sure that the pressure and the stress is minimal, it quickly becomes a vicious cycle if I’m not careful. So if I can’t write, I don’t force it, I step away and do other things. If it extends past a day then I usually end up going on a big reading kick where I devour books until i feel I can write again.
- Tell me a little about your upcoming release.
I’ll be releasing the first three books in the Infernal Hunt series. It’s a paranormal thriller series that follows the twins Evelyn and Quin. They’re hunters, their role is to keep the supernal community of Prague in line. Usually that’s as simple as putting down rogue lycans, keeping the redcaps from killing too many tourists, nothing too difficult. Of course everything changes with the first book, Infernal Ties. Quin heads out to put down a rogue lycan, but he doesn’t come back. That leads to Evie doing whatever it takes to get him back, the end result is the beginning of a much larger story where their lives are never the same again. I can’t say too much more! It is a quick-paced, actiony story that gets quite dark.
- What are you most excited about with this upcoming release?
Is it bad if I say getting the cover art? I love art, especially cover art. Aside from the art, it’s sharing the characters with the world and dancing around while I hope people love them as much as I do. I’m all about my characters and I really want a Lysander for myself!
Here’s a spot to pimp one of your writer friends… GO! (Or to gush about a recent fave read)
This is where I get to gush about a writer friend. It has to be Jessica Wynn, she’s currently writing Within, which is a tense, atmospheric, paranormal thriller. She’s serialised it and is posting chapters as she writes them on Juke Pop. The premise is really fun and interesting, I’m really enjoying how tense she makes everything and as a reader I’m not quite sure what’s going on – in the best possible way. I look forward to reading more chapters and definitely recommend it to everyone.
Infernal Ties: Book 1 of the Infernal Hunt series.
Quin had gone out on a routine hunt. All he had to do was put down a rogue lycan. He didn’t come back.
Evie’s Quin’s twin. They’re hunters. They keep the supernal community of Prague in line, but this time they’ve failed, and someone (or something) has taken Quin. It’s down to Evie to turn the city upside down and do whatever it takes to get her twin back, before it’s too late.
Holly Evans is a bubbly, passionate writer of paranormal thrillers. She throws herself whole-heartedly into everything she does, whether that’s creating a delightfully evil elf or discovering new coffees to savour. When she isn’t writing she enjoys finding new bars, restaurants, and relaxing watching action movies with her husband.