Theresa Kent is a wife, mom, and hardworking nurse living in rural Colorado. Life is good until her increasingly despondent, unemployed husband suddenly snaps—his vicious attack leaves Theresa fighting for her life as she tries to escape the insane version of the man she loves. Can two broken souls be repaired, or will the demons of the past and present come between the repressed love that grows between them?
Will these souls be able to move forward, or will they be stuck in the past? To find out, Holli Anderson, author of ‘Saved’, has kindly set aside a few minutes to share a taste of these journeys. Holli, as you reflect on Saved, what do you feel was the central idea you really wanted the readers to take from this tale?
One person can make all the difference in someone’s life.
When you were writing, was this idea at the forefront of your mind?
My characters tend to take over when I’m writing. It sometimes takes a few chapters for their personalities to fully develop, but once they do, the characters become real to me and they become the focus.
Do you find it extremely energizing to work with your characters once they’ve come into focus?
Writing usually energizes me, but, even though I love the revision and editing process, it can sometimes be exhausting.
I love to hear about a writer who loves it edit! I always think of editing and revisions as one of the greatest schools of life that you can use to become a better writer. How did you learn to become a better writer, by working on this book?
I’d never written a romance novel before, so I consulted my sisters (voracious romance readers) throughout the process to make sure I was doing it right!
Finding voracious readers for tips is a great way to learn quickly. Did you find that you used up all of their tips, or can your readers expect to see another romance book with the remaining tips?
I just started writing a second Romantic Thriller titled Under the Viaduct. I have a YA Superhero/Dystopian novel titled Myrikal, coming out in February.
That’s fantastic news! I’m so glad to hear that you’ve been caught by the writing bug, and have new stories on the horizon! And I’m so glad to see that you’ve dipped your toes into the young adult, sci-fi, romance and thriller categories! To me, that signals a great imagination. And since it would be poor form to leave a great imagination alone, I’d like to ask you a few funky questions to see what it can come up with today. Let’s start with if space is a vacuum, who changes the bags?
I like to think it’s a bagless vacuum.
Me too! Changing vacuum bags are never fun, so I would think that the manager of space would have upgraded to a bagless vacuum as soon as possible. Thinking about all of the possibilities, what happens if Batman gets bitten by a vampire?
He becomes a Vampire Bat?
Not a bad option for Batman. It may possibly be an upgrade for him! Holli, I’m aware you need to run, so I’ll let you return to your own fictional worlds of romantic thrills and young adult dystopias. Thank you for sharing a little of your worlds, and I hope that your upcoming releases are awesome!
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