Kelly Holland


Who is Kelly Holland? That is a question that has puzzled me throughout my entire life. I still really have no idea who I am. I am still growing and becoming the person I am meant to be. I think about the things I have gone through throughout life and wonder what impact it has had on who I am and what I believe. I was a member of Upward Bound through University of Cincinnati Clermont College. I am a member of the National Technical Honor society. I wonder does this mean I am smart, or were the requirements not high enough. I have four parrots, two cats, two goats, and fish. I wonder does this make me an animal hoarder, or do I just love animals. I am writing a book titled Red River, I have been writing stories since I can remember. I wonder does this make me a good writer, or do I just enjoy it as a hobby. I am twenty years old, still live with my parents. I wonder does this make me too young to know what I want out of life, or does it not matter. It is not easy to know who I am; I’m continuously learning new things about myself. Does this mean I will never know who I am, or do I know but as I live and learn it adds onto what I already know? These questions have puzzled me my entire life.
"Don’t ever let them tell you that you’re too stupid to do something. I’m not saying it’s going to be easy for you. Maybe you’re going to have to work for it a little harder than other people, which I know isn’t fair. But that doesn’t mean you should just give up." This quote comes from the book Abandon by Meg Cabot. While reading this book this particular quote stuck with me due to the fact that it has been the story of my life since my first day of school. While growing up I had trouble with reading, writing, and math I never let that hold me back I figured out what helped me learn with help from the school system. By the time I got to junior high I no longer needed the extra help.
Education to me is more than just cramming before exams and forgetting what I learned later. I take everything I do very seriously and never give up no matter how difficult the classes may be I do my best and ask for help when needed. I am an independent learner I learn best when I can analyze what I am learning and figure out what it means. This is why online learning is the perfect fit for me. I have previous experience with online learning and I thrive in the environment. Continuing my education was never a hard decision I have had some trouble figuring out who I am and what I want to do with my life.
The struggle with deciding what I wanted to do with my life helped me learn who I am; it has also aided me in discovering my creativity. I want to make a difference and help people discover who they are. I am currently writing a book and it is an inspirational story about a teenager that struggles with being bullied it is somewhat based on what I went through in high school. I know it will be harder for me than it will be for most people, but I am willing to put in all the work to be able to achieve my dreams.
"In my stars I am above thee, but be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them." This quote from William Shakespeare has always been in the back of my mind. I plan on achieving greatness with the education I wish to receive. I do not have any favorite books I have favorite authors which include but are not limited to Shakespeare, Meg Cabot, Dr. Seuss, Dave Pelzer, H.M Ward, and many more. I love reading almost as much as I love writing it is a great escape from reality for even a few minutes it makes me forget about all the evil that goes on in the world.
One book that has drastically affected my view of the world is Night by Elie Weisel. This book affected me so much because during the book the main character struggles with his faith in God and humanity which also made me start to question it. This book is based on Elie Weisels experience during the Holocaust he tells his whole story. Night does not operate like a novel, using foreshadowing to hint at surprises to come. The pall of tragedy hangs over the entire story. This made me question everything I had ever been taught I wondered if there really was a God why would he let so many people suffer for any reason. At that juncture I came to the conclusion that although God walks the Earth it is the same with the devil which means evil is going to exist just as much as good.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I first started writing in fifth grade when I realized it gave me an escape from reality. I was really quiet as a child and because of that I did not have many friends so writing helped me keep myself company. I have always loved writing it is what makes me who I am. Without it I do not know where I would be today.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I became an indie author because I want to help people with my words. I want to be able to touch peoples lives with the short stories, poems, and books that I write like the authors that have influenced my life.
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