Britt Holewinski


Born in Boston, Britt Holewinski lived in six different houses across the United States during her childhood, sparking her interest to write about characters who must continually adapt to new situations and locations.

Early on, she dreamed of becoming an astronaut; however, shortly after completing her graduate degree, she was offered a job with the CIA. Her years working for the Agency opened her eyes to the world we live in and gave her rare glimpses of what living in a crumbling, post-apocalyptic world might be like.

In her spare time, Britt loves to go hiking anywhere with a view, learn French, and visit historical Revolutionary and Civil War sites along the East Coast.

After residing in the Washington DC area for fourteen years, she is currently living and writing full-time in Michigan. Schism is her debut novel.

Smashwords Interview

Describe your desk
Ha! My desk changes everyday. Right now, it's currently a folding table in my bedroom in my parent's home in Michigan. As long as I have my laptop and a pair of headphones to plug into it for iTunes, I'm set. And a small notebook and pen for jotting down random ideas and notes.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in Boston, but moved to California when I was 10 months old. At age five, I moved to Omaha, Nebraska, then to the suburbs of Philadelphia when I was 8. In total, I lived in six houses from birth until I graduated high school. This definitely had an impact on writing "Schism," as my characters are constantly having to move throughout the country to survive and find a more secure location to live. I'm grateful for my childhood, as it taught me how to adapt quickly to new environments, like my characters.
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 95,000. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller & Suspense
"My name is Andrea Christensen. I'm one of the oldest oldest people in the world." In 2017, a global viral holocaust kills billions within weeks; only children are immune. In the aftermath, a tenacious group of teens searches for a safe place to live amidst the chaos. But nowhere, it seems, is capable of resurrection. SCHISM is the first book in a new YA, dystopian trilogy.

Britt Holewinski's tag cloud

adventure    apocalyptic    dystopian    female heroine    future    romance    survival    virus    ya    young adult