About Holly

Novelist, writing teacher, on a mission to reprint my out-of-print books and self-publish my new ones.

Born from Fire: Permafree release of Episode 1 of Tales from the Longview

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When love is a crime, who will save the guilty? That’s the question at the heart of the first story in my Tales from THE LONGVIEW series. I’m releasing the story as permanently free. You can read the first chapter on the page, then download the complete story here. I’ll be adding all the other places where you can get … Continue reading →

Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Cultural Appropriation: A question for other writers

The objective of writing science fiction, fantasy, (and fiction in general) is to explore the world of what could be, what should be, what should never be — to challenge your own assumptions, to discover, uncover, or invent new ways of thinking about life and new ways of seeing the world, humanity, and life, to expand beyond what is. Standing … Continue reading →

Minerva Wakes re-release, and new revision freebie

The Story: Ahead of a coming storm, Minerva Kiakra is fighting her way through crowded grocery aisles, when the last box of cereal is yanked from her grasp… …by the impossible. She does not see a dragon. Does not. Does NOT. And when the same dragon cuts her off in traffic? No, no, no. But the thing she doesn’t want … Continue reading →

No Man’s Sky: A Science Fiction Novelist (And Grown-Up Nerdy Girl) Reviews the Game

Before I review No Man’s Sky, you need to know two things about me. Well, three, but if you’re reading my blog, I’m assuming you already know I’m a professional SF novelist. So, two. ONE: Back in 1970 when I was nine, we moved from Ohio — where I’d spent my entire life to that point — to Alaska, and … Continue reading →