What Reader Holly Wants

Reader Questionnaire: What Reader Holly Wants

(With a tip of the hat to the Inside the Actor’s Studio)



First Name: Holly

Age: 43

Occupation: writer, editor, printing/publishing account manager

What occupation (other than yours) would you like to try? milliner 

What sound or noise do you love? rain

What sound or noise do you hate? mouth noises

What is your favorite word? le bon mot, whatever that may be in a given moment.

Fiction or Nonfiction? Mostly nonfiction these days. Once I got fiction sufficiently deconstructed to where I could write it, it kind of lost its appeal.

Genre? What’s that?

Ebook, audio book, or physical book? Physical, always. For fiction I like paperbacks because they’re light and compact and I don’t have to worry about tearing them up. But for research/nonfiction books I like hardbacks because I want them to last. I will sometimes read short fiction or articles digitally but I find I don’t retain the content well.

What makes you choose a book to read? For fiction, the voice of the prose. I choose nonfic based on subject matter, but a more readable title is preferable over a dry flavorless title on the same subject. No need to suffer while I’m learning.

Recommendation? The Poisoner’s Handbook by Deborah Blum

What makes you put down a book? Clunky prose. Being talked down to. Gaffes in logic.

What are you reading now? White Trash: The 400‑Year Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Isenberg

Do you re-read books? Yes. Fiction-wise I mostly reread things I read years ago.

All time favorite book? Charmed Life by Diana Wynne Jones. 


I write gothic westerns, dark fantasy, and noir.

Literary representation by Jennifer Jackson at Donald Maass Literary Agency.


Hi, Lynette here. Thank you, Holly! Interesting that re-read books are ones you read years ago. Mine, too.

Readers, if you are into gothic westerns Holly’s prequel and book are sure to please. I love her main characters and their interactions. Click on one of the images below to check them out on Amazon. (No, these are not affiliate links)

Did you enjoy this reader interview? Have you read the previous ones? If not visit them now. Mine, Rob ChilsonSarah Worrell, Jess Witkins, and Cindy Baker.

This finishes up the reader interviews. I hope you found it fun and interesting.

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