If you missed the live event on Spilling Ink this Saturday, you can check it out below! I joined fellow author Dwayne Clayden (who you've heard on our own podcast!) my friend Jae, and the rest of the Spilling Ink crew. We covered witches, research, morally gray characters, and I touched on the ethics and complicated legality of digging on Native land.
Oh! And I also dropped some details about my brand new top-secret project!
"The Gold Award is bestowed on books that we found to be perfect in their delivery of original content, meticulous development of unique characters in an organic and striking setting, innovative plot that supports a fresh theme, and elegant prose that transforms words into beautifully written books." Check out their their thoughts on Smoke and Rain!
I'm so thankful for this incredible 5-star review of Smoke and Rain from Literary Titan!
"V.S. Holmes hits the mark with this incredible fantasy adventure that utilizes a unique writing style to tell a vivid story. We’re introduced to some rather complex, and rather bleak, characters that we get to see develop throughout the story from multiple perspectives. And with this I felt a lot more connected to these riveting characters. Having such lively characters makes the intense battle scenes all the more dramatic and theatrical...." read more
I spoke with Dom Brightmon of the Going North Podcast about how my day job as an archaeologist inspired my books, how “what if” can build your story, and why writing novels are inspired by emotions and the people around you the most!