Monday, 18 March 2013

Author Interview & Giveaway: Holly Hunt

About the Author:

An author living in Canberra, Australia, Holly Hunt writes a collection of works including Sci-fi, Fantasy, Horror and Romance. Currently undergoing an apprenticeship in Butchery, Holly spends her days off writing and watching superhero cartoons.

Holly lives with her partner, Matthew, in a two-bedroom unit crammed with comics and movie memorabilia. She dreams of one day owning a big garden, three dogs and a cat, and can’t wait until that day gets here.
  Do you plan everything or just let the story flow?

I used to let it flow, but that became hard. So now I just scribble down a basic storyline and let it go from there.

Do your characters ever want to take over the story?

All the ruddy time.

Are you a morning person or a night owl?

Definitely morning. I'm up too early and down just as early.

Where do you dream of travelling to and why?

Egypt, to see the wonders. When there's no more riots.

Do distant places feature in your books?

None of my stories are set in Australia – So I guess they do

Do you listen to music while writing?

Absolutely! But it's usually a diferent mood to the one I'm writing. So I don't get caught up and distracted.

Could you tell us a bit about your latest release?

Blood Moon is a book that challenges the current climate. Ferocious killing machines, werewolves can only be controlled by one thing: their goddess, who happens to hate humans. And when she arises, all hell breaks loose.

What have you learned about writing and publishing since you first started?

There's a lot more work in editing a book than in writing one – and that's saying something!

Is there anything you would do differently?

Submit to the accepting publisher first!

Anything you would say to those just starting out in the craft?

First to 50 rejections wins! (I'm at 32)

What are three words that describe you?

Bad for business.

What's your favourite book or who is your favourite writer?

Sabriel by Garth Nix. There's just something about it that makes it so easy to re-read it.

Blood Moon
by Holly Hunt
Damnation Books
Cover Art by Dawne Dominique
Available from amazon

About the Book:

Upon a dark and blood-filled hour, humanity's doom will rise to power.

Werewolves are real. They haunt the woods of North America, feeding on the bodies of humans stupid enough to blunder across their paths. Once rogue and uncoordinated, the rise of their goddess Alsvinth has brought them all together, with one goal: destroy as much of the species as necessary to enslave them within meat farms, to feed the werewolf army taking over the world.

Olivia, a werewolf from western Canada, and her brother Charlie set out to kill the goddess and save humanity. But can the werewolf and human destroy the goddess’s power, or will she prevail and turn the planet into a wasteland?

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