Spotlight On Holly J Martin
Spotlight On Holly J. Martin
- How many different genres do you write?
I write mostly contemporary/erotica fiction.
- Tell us about the type of characters you love to write about?
I write about strong men who struggle when they fall in love. They’re usually overprotective, jealous, and crazy about the girl. The females are strong but sometimes quirky. They live life on their own terms. They too struggle when they fall in love with an alpha male.
- Do you have a new book or series?
The new boxset for the Johnson Family is now available. Book 1-10 is the story about a Maine family, a large Maine family. The first book is about the youngest and only female out of ten kids. Jack Elsie Johnson. The other nine books are standalone stories of each of her brothers.
- Favorite Quote?
“He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” Emily Bronte
- What do you do when you just don’t feel like writing?
I go for a long walk and the story begins to flow again.
- What do you like to read? Do you have a favorite genre?
I love all books. I find that because I’m surrounded by romance constantly, I enjoy a good thriller.
- What do you do to go beyond you comfort zone when it comes to writing and life?
In my writing, I find that when a character is going through a difficult time, I’m right there with them. I take their stress, fear, or grief with me in my everyday life. I haven’t found a way to separate myself from my characters pain. I don’t necessarily see this as a weakness or a flaw but how much my characters are real to me. So, I guess I haven’t found a way to go beyond it.
- What’s something about you – personality traits, habits, background, etc. that has been useful in your writing?
I’m an introvert so I love to be alone and write. My love of books has been lifelong. My grandmother always read romance as did my mother. My mother used to tell me that I was in love with love! I worked at the State House in Augusta Maine for many years before I took early retirement so I could write full-time. The only drawback is that I can go days without seeing another human besides my husband. But refer back to my first sentence – introverts love to be alone!
Holly J. Martin
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