Welcome to another installment of my series focusing on creative people and their inspiring projects.
Meet Holly Kerr! She’s a Canadian and the author of many books, including the romantic comedy I Saw Him Standing There, which is book one in the Oceanic Dreams series.
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Here’s our interview.
Holly (me): How long have I been a writer?
Holly Kerr: I’ve been a writer since I wrote my first story when I was about 7. It was about a bunny who met an untimely death. I moved on from bunnies into chick lit and romantic comedy, and I’ve been a published author since 2013.
Holly (me): What awards have your books won?
Holly Kerr: My first book, Unexpecting – or Baby! Baby? Baby?!, as it was called then – received an Honourable Mention in the LA Book Festival. Even with that nice little honour, I had to change the title because too many people thought it was a non-fiction book about getting pregnant!
Holly (me): What advice do you have for other writers, especially those just getting started?
Holly Kerr: Be patient because publishing is a marathon, not a sprint. In self-publishing, it’s easy to have a quick release schedule – as quick as you can write it, you can get it out there – but take the time to make sure it’s as ready as it can be.
Holly (me): Do you have a giveaway you’d like to share today?
Holly Kerr: Yes. I’m giving away a copy of my latest release, Perfectly Played, which includes the first chapter of my Oceanic Dreams book, I Saw Him Standing There.
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Here are peeks at both covers and Amazon blurbs of Holly’s new books for you. Just click the links or covers if you’d like to purchase either.
Can a runaway bride find love with someone else’s jilted groom?
Flower shop owner Flora has waited years to say “I do” but when she gets to the altar, all she can say is “I can’t.”
Ex-ballplayer Dean waits for his turn to find wedded bliss but has nothing to say when his bride-to-be texts that she’s not coming.
As Flora makes her escape from the chapel in Las Vegas, she barrels into Dean and it changes everything.
They never expect to spend the night together.
One perfect night where they share everything but names, numbers, or even Facebook pages. In the morning, Dean leaves without waking Flora, thinking the note he leaves will be enough.
Maybe it would have been if Flora had found it.
Once they get back to the real world, Flora can’t stop thinking about Dean. And Dean keeps dreaming of Flora. Could they be closer than they think?
When fate steps in with a bouquet of flowers, will Flora and Dean get a second chance at love? And will they be ready to take it?
With a hint of Runaway Bride and a bit of Serendipity, Flora and Dean discover some love stories are perfectly played.
This stowaway sets sail for love!
Small-time con artist Siggy needs to get out of town fast. When she’s offered tickets on the legendary Oceanic Aphrodite cruise, Siggy jumps at the chance. A week on a luxury cruise ship, with a suitcase full of clothes and all expenses paid? Yes, please! The only catch is that she has to pretend to be someone else.
No problem. Siggy has no intention of getting close enough anyone to discover her secrets.
But this is the Oceanic Aphrodite and love is in the air. When Siggy sees assistant cruise director Will taking tickets, Cupid’s arrow hits the target. Luckily, Will’s too busy smiling at her to check out her fake passport because he’ll toss Siggy off the ship if he finds out about the scam.
Onboard, dolphins and cameras and runaway ferrets bring Siggy and Will together. The more time they spend together, the more Siggy wants to tell him the truth. Cupid’s arrow has struck deep but is it worth it for Siggy to stop running?