Interview with Holly Seath

What's the story behind your latest book?
Well the book I am writing at the moment is about twin brother and sister who lose each other at a young age but they never give up hope of being together again and I guess I just wrote this to show people that you can survive through even the toughest of times.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I'm not writing I spend my time reading new stories, listening to music and taking photo's and all of these help me to write new stories.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing when I was young and have loved to do so ever since, but I don't receive enough feedback on my books so I never really finish them off.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I go into recommendations and look up books that are either by the same author, have the same base line or have at least one idea in common (e.g. Werewolf, Teen Fiction, Vampire, Young Adult).
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I can't remember the first story I ever wrote although I do know that I still have it somewhere in my room underneath a pile of unfinished stories.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first story I ever read that had a true impact on me was The Recruit by Robert Muchamore (CHERUB Series). The impact the book had on me was probably to think more about what you have and appreciate things more, like family as you learn in the book the main character goes through a rough time involving his family.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
My five favourite books would probably have to be: United We Spy - Ally Carter, Heist Society - Ally Carter, Brigands M.C. - Robert Muchamore, The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins, and Inside Out - Maria V. Snyder. These books are my top 5 because of the way they were written (how the story line played out).
Describe your desk
My desk is messy and needs to be cleaned as it consists of papers, from unfinished stories, just lying there untouched.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in New Zealand (and still live here) and the beautiful scenery and the weather influenced how all my different settings got laid out and the way everyone acted, whether it be at home, at school or even in town.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans are what help me to write. They remind me that there are people out there who are willing to read my writing. Some fans also help me a lot when I have writers block by coming up with new ideas to keep the story going.
What are you working on next?
I'm working on a few stories right now that I'm going to try and finish so I want to focus on those before starting anymore.
Who are your favorite authors?
My favourite authors consist of Robert Muchamore, Ally Carter, Suzanne Collins, Maria V. Snyder, Veronica Roth and Michael Grant.
Published 2013-10-13.
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