Friday, July 19, 2013

Friends' Friday #2

All my friends know about my Monday Glee, so I thought I'd round out the week by talking about friends' books.  Now, I have a lot of friends, and they write a lot of books, so I can fill up a few Fridays here.  I put everyone's names in a hat, and picked out groups of five.  So here's your second batch.  Some I'm sure you've already read, and maybe a few are new-to-you!  That's good...I love introducing my friends to each other!  Plus, it's beach season and everyone needs a good beach read!  This week's draws range from steamy to sweet!  There's something for everyone!

Pam Hanson and I became friends because...she liked my singing.  Of course, she only heard me singing through a wall at a hotel.  It's good to note that my singing is so much better when heard through a wall!  That friendship was cemented when Harlequin asked us to work on the 100th Duet together.  We had so much fun with it!

Dee J. Adams has been a friend for a long time.  I was there cheering when she sold her first book.  I'll confess, having a friend who lives in L.A. was such a help when I started writing Steamed.  I bugged her with all kinds of questions.  And like I said in the book...any inaccuracies are my fault, not hers!

I was a fan of JoAnn Ross, for years and I was lucky when I first started writing that she supported me and my writing in so many ways!  A few years ago, I got to hang with her in Port Clinton, Ohio.  That's one of the problems with having writing friends that live all don't get to see them half enough in person!  But thank goodness for the internet.  The world's become so much smaller!

Cheryl St. John is another one of those very generous writer friends who took a brand new writer under her wing.  I can't tell you how much that support meant to me, and I learned so much from her.  For years we were online friends, but when I finally met her at a conference, it was like we'd always known each other in person.  She's a great lady!

Kate Walker is my "lovely" friend.  So is her husband.  Oh, many of her readers know him as The Babe Magnet, but to me, he's simply my lovely friend.  The theme of this week's picks seems to be friends I don't get to see half enough in person.  Well, Kate is definitely one of those.  She lives in England.  There's a nice model castle on my office shelf that she gave me.  It's near her home. We have a date to go visit it in person sometime soon!

 I hope you're enjoying my friends' works!  Watch out next week...five more authors on the way!



  1. Thank you for the honor of being your Friday friend, Holly! I appreciate you and your friendship. When I first read your work, I knew you were destined for great things, and you were so close to a breakthrough. It was a joy to encourage you on your journey and it has been rewarding through the years to watch your success and celebrate with you. You are one of the special friends--and a gifted writer. Much love to you.

  2. Cheryl, I was so lucky that you came into my life! You cheered me on whenever I needed it, and offered me a hand up in so many ways. All these years later, I still remember everything you did for me and it still means so much to me!
    Ditto...much love flying back your way!