International prizewinning author, Holly Patrone, won her first fiction award in the fourth grade. Her first book, Death is a Relative Thing climbed to #1 on the Kindle Bestseller list and received rave reviews. Holly lives on the eastern end of Long Island with her husband, the two youngest of her five children and three Boston Terriers. Holly's convinced the dogs love her best because they jump up and down for ten minutes when she comes home. Everyone else just wants dinner. She eats dark chocolate and shrimp though usually not at the same time. Mostly she writes.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes! I remember it was a very long time ago! I wrote a short story for a competition in the fourth grade. It was titled "The Mannequin Mansion', and it was about a girl who fell under the earth and found room upon room of mannequins. They came to life and chased her, sort of like 'Alice in Wonderland' meets 'Chucky'. It was a pretty scary story for a fourth grader but I really enjoyed detailing what the mannequins were wearing. I did win a feather quill pen for my efforts.
How do you approach cover design?
Although I'm artistic and can probably create a decent cover, I feel its too important and time consuming for me to tackle. That is probably something I will always hire out.
April's husband, killed by way of birthday sex, is back for yet another hilarious adventure. 'Relative Identity' is the sequel to 'Death Is A Relative Thing' and the laughs just keep coming. Someone has stolen Sal's identity and it's causing big problems for all he left behind on earth. What ensues is a wacky madcap adventure as April tries to unravel the truth and catch the perpetrator!
What happens when a very talkative dead husband, a new love and a few bad guys collide? Poor April. She killed her husband by way of sex and now men leave tremendous yardage between her and them. She finally goes on a date but when her husband Sal starts talking to her from the beyond, a laugh out loud love triangle is created. Her story is an award winner you won't want to miss!