About Holly

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

Head did roll . . .

That was fun. A mild comment, a couple of well-armed zealots, and the sick sound of a detached head hitting a stone floor. Blood-Spilled-for-Freedom is no more, and his compatriots are just disgusting. And our heroes are just shocked as hell by the whole thing. I feel so much better. Nothing like a nice bloody slaughter to perk up a … Continue reading →

Death to the long-named ones

You want to know how a minor secondary character gets picked to die? The son of a bitch with the longest name is the one that goes, dude. I had my choice of Hell-Devourer, Sword-of-Cowards, Blood-Spilled-for-Freedom, Mother-of-Terror, and My-Sword-Cleaves-Evil — and Blood-Spilled-for-Freedom won the toss, because I am NOT typing that name a million times in the next seven books. … Continue reading →


Oh, and lest I forget, BlogBuddy, the neat little “post straight from the desktop” add-in that lets me skip going to the Blogger homepage ever. Fast, convenient, and very easy to install. It’s definitely time to kill somebody. Writing should be much more fun than HTML. … Continue reading →

I’m such a tech-ho

I’m supposed to be working on the book, mind you. But I discovered BlogBack while stuck, a neat little Blogger add-in code that lets visitors comment on the weblog, and had a happy half-hour dicking around with that. Writing is frequently much more fun that doing the website. It just doesn’t happen to be right now. … Continue reading →

Back to work

Getting started late today, but I’m hoping that improved focus and a growing determination that today somebody has to die will keep me rolling, and that this won’t be another 2,400-words-in-eight-hours ordeal. I’ve also decided that this will be a lot more interesting to read if I include the story turning points and the surprises that I come up with … Continue reading →