Author Q&A with Holly Sparks!
Holly Sparks is the Author of The Enrule Seires, the first book being Enrule #1, Holly is an excitable and dedicated reader. She loves young adult fiction. Romance with a twist. Holly enjoys reading books curled up next to the fire with a warm blanket thrown over her.
With the family's two cats (Socks and Slippers) constantly meowing between books it's hard to concentrate on one book at a time with Holly's busy schedule. She finds herself buried within ten books at a time!
Writing is one of Holly's pure enjoyments in life and she's so happy that she can share her work with the world now.
1) How were you able to publish your book? (From abookwithbea on Instagram)
HS: Well, there are many routes to go down with publishing such as publishing houses, agents but I chose to self-publish, then I had full rights to my work and I could choose what cover I wanted and how the book would look. I couldn't be happier and I had some help from some wonderful people along the way and have mentioned them in my acknowledgements section. It's a different story every time you publish and I would like to explore all the different ways in which to publish as I have lots more writing ahead of me.
2) Can you say that writing is hard in a way, but very fun to do? (From abookwithbea on Instagram)
HS: It is most certainly what my life revolves around. I love writing, developing characters, different worlds and completely setting myself inside different characters shoes. It's wonderful to make your own worlds and your own characters and when people fall in love with them just as much as you had fun writing them, it just makes it all the fun! I will admit, I do suffer from writers block but I smash through the wall and just carry on.
3) What is your favourite and least favourite thing about writing?
HS: Favourite thing would be creating the first chapter and the new characters. I love completely leaving reality and diving into a different world. Least favourite is looking back over my work and thinking "Wow, that's just terrible." Then it's the editing process that takes forever but so enjoyable!
4) Describe your book, Enrule, in 5 words.
HS: Fast paced, zombie killing, action packed. Whoops... That was six words ;)
5) If you had to pick one song to go along with Enrule, what song would you pick and why?
HS: The playlist that inspire the book was 'The Divergent Soundtrack' but if I could pick one song it would be: Human by Christina Perri or Demons by Imagine Dragons.
6) What was your inspiration for Enrule?
HS: I get my inspiration from songs, pictures, movies and other books! Mostly I can just be daydreaming and an idea will come to me! Also dreams! They make some of the best books ever.
7) Who are some of your favourite authors?
HS: I love Alyssa Rose Ivy, Amanda Hocking, Rachel Hawkins, Emma Pass, Jennifer Armentrout. Those are only some! I love loads of authors.
8) Had you always wanted to be an author?
HS: Yes, I've always wanted to be but never had the courage to start writing until a few years ago! Shows what can happen when you out in some very hard work!
9) Finally, why should people buy your book? (Apart from the fact that it sounds amazing and it's written by you!)
HS: Hehe, why thank you. I would just love to share my writing and book with the world and anyone who buys it is like family to me! I love all you guys, you're the reason I got the courage to publish my work!
Enrule (Enrule #1) by Holly Sparks
Synopsis - I remember waking to the scream.
I remember calling my sister's name.
I remember seeing the blood smeared along the staircase.
I remember the creature's green eyes.
They say there's a cure. They say there's a way to stop this madness, a way to stop the hunger.
I think they're lying.
My name is Ella, and this is my story.
In this exhilarating debut, Holly Sparks presents a horrifying dystopian world, a remarkable heroine, and an unforgettable adventure.
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28154979-enrule-1
AMAZON - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Enrule-1-Holly-Sparks/dp/1519542941/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1453491042&sr=1-1&keywords=enrule+holly+sparks
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