Thomas Hollyday

Biography

Thomas Hollyday (1942-present) was born in Easton, Maryland. His father was an acclaimed photographer and his mother a brilliant teacher.His father's family were active in the history of Maryland since its settlement while his mother's family were prominent in Democratic Party politics. His grandmother's family descended from a well known German industrial family of Baltimore. He grew up in the southern atmosphere of the Eastern Shore with its maritime and military heritage. He studied writing with Elliott Coleman at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars and with C.Michael Curtis of the Atlantic Monthly. He served with distinction in Vietnam and became a successful international businessman.He also drew illustrations for national magazines and published maritime and Civil War history. He currently edits popular video blogs on you tube for animal water rights and for book reviews. He draws the popular humorous Animal Viewpoint Cartoons for newspapers. He continues to please his fans with new novels in his River Sunday Romance Mysteries collection. In his fiction he describes his recurring theme that human settlers since prehistoric times in the Chesapeake region have left a mist of legend and history that permeates its modern stories with a certain compelling truth. At the same time he incorporates the stories of machines with those of their human owners. Each novel, located in the small town of River Sunday, Maryland, also records the continuing beautiful nature of the area. His writing portrays today's problems, conflicts, and memorable local characters with their loves and their combat with evil.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
Well, this one is about an experimental aircraft that was stolen by an enginer and both he and the plane were lost at sea. The man was accused of espionage and branded a traitor. Later his grandson asks a museum experienced in finding lost plans to investigate. When the museum agrees it becomes harassed by a large defense corporation. Murder and suspense follow and the museum director's life is threatened.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Years of work on my own idea of writing led me to this result. Most of the books on the market that are sold by main stream publishers do not approach my themes. I had to either give up or try the indie route. I'm glad I did.
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Where to find Thomas Hollyday online

Website: http://solarsippers.com
Twitter: @tomholly
Facebook: Facebook profile

Where to buy in print


Books

Slave Graves
Series: River Sunday Romance Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 101,960. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Adventure » Action
An archeology site uncovers a vicious crime and leads to new murders

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