Thursday, May 10, 2018

Author Spotlight: Kari Holloway

Meet Kari Holloway folks, an author that has released two series and a plethora of short stories.

Kari Holloway is an American writer who grew up in Leesburg, Georgia. She dabbles in southern romances filled with iconic components of sexy cowboys and firefighters, explored the unexplained in her paranormal series, found her way to the battlefields of the Civil War, and to love's first kiss under the weeping willow through various anthologies.

Unsure of what her future holds, Kari enjoys writing what captures her attention in the evenings. During the day, she chases her kids around, laughing at their sassy ways and the depths of their curiosity.

Her motto in life: Show the world the best version of you, for our actions of today make tomorrow.

I recently asked Kari, "What is your writing process - how do the ideas go from your mind to the page?" This is what she shared with me:

I'm "pants my works." For those unfamiliar with the term, I sit down and write without an outline. Sometimes I know the characters and sometimes I'm creating them on the fly. With my AlphaNeo2, I can write anywhere, and that makes taking the kids outside to play on the swing set enjoyable, or if we're going to visit family and friends, I can write in the car while worrying about editing when I upload it to the computer.

After I do the rough draft. I generally read through it one time, fixing inconsistencies and bringing the beginning of the story inline with how it ends. I let it rest and most of the time write the next book before revisiting it a final time before sending it to editors. The separation of when I finish it and when I revisit it helps me make sure that the idea I had translates well onto the page. After edits are back, I read through it one more time, adjusting anything that I thought of while doing the edits and pick a release date. 

Her Laughing P series currently has three books. Book one is Cracked, but Never Broken. This novel follows Damien and his return from war. He returns from duty as a Marine, thinking he would slip right back in on the Laughing P and fill the shoes that Granddaddy once did. His family and the small town he calls home have moved on without him though, and there's no easy position for him to fill, not even Granddaddy's. 

Lexi, the quiet girl next door, has held his heart since high school. Stepping in and taking the burden that was once Granddaddy's, she's now the ranch manager with rustlers and secrets of her own, leaving little time to entertain a high-school romance. 

When secrets Damien thought were safely buried rear up, he can no longer tell friend from foe. 
A stranger in a town that should be home, with no one on his side, can love save him, or will he be consumed by his demons? 

Her other series, Devil's Playground, delves into the supernatural.

For more about this talented author and her stories visit her website at: where she blogs, offers a new writer's guide (check this out!), and gives advice for formatting, editing, and proofing with suggestions for contacts. A writer supporting other writers!

Her books are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-a-Million, Kobo, Google Play, iBooks, and Nook.

Happy Reading folks! Cheers! 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing. This is how my sister spells her name (Kari) so I always love seeing it. I don't usually outline much for my own writing either. :)