Holland C. Kirbo

Biography

Holland C. Kirbo retired (for the most part) from a successful legal career to focus on her family and her writing because she firmly believes words paint worlds in the mind. She's known to her family and friends as Holly, to her husband as Holls, and to her children as Mama, Mom, Moooooooooooooooom, and, on occasion, Mother (imagine exasperated eye roll and classic huff of testy adolescent). Today, she spends most of her time raising her twelve-year old triplets (two boys and a girl), assisting her husband in his law practice, and writing fiction. She's forever hauling her very active pre-teens all over creation. They keep her on her toes and on the go, but she wouldn't have it any other way. She's a Double Dawg, having received both her undergraduate business degree and her law degree from the University of Georgia, and she's convinced Athens, GA is the most fabulous place this side of heaven. She is the author of A Flame in the Night, the first book in her young adult epic fantasy series The Legends of Aewyr, and the memoir Triple Treasures: Our Journey From Infertility Through The First Year With Triplets. She lives in Southwest Georgia with her family, their three dogs, and their three cats (she's all about symmetry).

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I've been writing all my life. When I was eight, I wrote a monthly roundup of all the events happening in and affecting my family. I called it The Homestreet Journal. It wasn't a literary masterpiece, but it provided entertainment to my parents. Thankfully, as I got older, I ventured a bit further with my writing goals. In my professional life as a lawyer, I wrote legal briefs, memos, and contracts. Those were not nearly as fun as writing fiction, but they did require a lot of discipline and taught me wonderful researching skills. After my triplets were born, I wrote about my experiences with the pregnancy and surviving the first year. It started out as a journal for me to be able to remember everything, but I ended up publishing it in the event it helped others facing a pregnancy with higher order multiples. As for fiction, I'd always dreamed of writing a novel, but it wasn't until I retired from my legal career to focus on my kids that I actually had time to try it. I've been writing fiction now for about two years, and I haven't looked back. I love it.
What are you working on next?
Right now, I'm finishing a Christian YA speculative fiction book that's tentatively titled When Angels Fear: The Race for Heaven. It's all but done. I'm putting the finishing editorial touches on it. It's set in a heavenly realm and involves Lucifer, angels, an enigmatic lion, a prophecy, three young humans, and a race to save heaven and the world from Lucifer's attempt to jumpstart the Apocalypse. But while I'm polishing off that manuscript, I've also begun the second volume in The Legends of Aewyr Series, the sequel to A Flame in the Night. It's exciting stuff!
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