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I'm Holly Jacobs, romance author. I am first, and foremost, the mother of four of the most fantastic kids you've ever met. They keep me busy, make me crazy and add more joy to my life than I could ever have imagined (and they're working on adding some grey hair). My husband is my strongest supporter, my best friend and, well, just a great guy! I've yet to write a hero who is half the man he is.
I absolutely love ice cream, seagulls and thunderstorms. Living on the shores of Lake Erie, I get quite a bit of all of them! Living in Erie means I'm on the shore of one of the great lakes...there's nothing like a summer sunset! My love of Lake Erie is probably why you'll find so many beaches in my books...it's also why I went with a beach theme for my website! There's just nothing better!
I've been in love with books, with words, ever since I can remember. I read JRR Tolkien's Hobbit in third grade. How much I understood, I don't know, but I fell in love with Middle Earth and visited often. Heinlein, Lewis and Bach all soon joined him on my list of must read authors. Trixie Belden, The Black Stallion, Little House on the Prairie . . . the list goes on and on. It was rare not to find me with a book in hand!
From that love of reading I seemed to naturally progress to writing. I've toyed with a little of everything, but I must confess, though I "found" romance a little later in life, I fell head over heels for the genre. When I began writing, it seemed like the right place for me to be.
Why? Because it's a genre about people, about relationships. I can add in the sci fi, the fantasy, the suspense, the mystery. I can add in any plot, but it all boils down to the people and that is why I fell for it. Watching two characters overcome the odds, overcome themselves . . . what could be more satisfying?
"What's new?" you ask.
2006 is yet another busy year. There are reprints of last years Perry Square Royalty books from Thorndike, then a new Avalon release, NIGHT CALLS in April. This one features an Old English Mastiff, modeled after our dog Winston. Winston passed away in January, but the book feels like a fitting eulogy for such a sweet (albeit slimy) dog. June brings the release of my first Single Title, CONFESSIONS OF A PARTY CRASHER!! To say I'm excited, well, that would be a vast understatement! (Note...I sold the party crashing book, along with the title, long before the Wedding Crasher movie was released. ) July sees the release of the last Perry Square romance, HERE WITH ME. It's sad to say goodbye to the Square, but I'm glad I got to give everyone their HEA! Finally, my last release of the year is a novella, DECK THE HALLS, in the DASHING THROUGH THE MALL anthology. I share the book with Sherryl Woods and Darlene Gardner. Two very nice ladies. I hope we can put some jingle in your holiday!
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