My creative fiction class was made up of so many different people it’s a wonder we ever got anything done. There were about thirty people and no two of them wanted to write the same kind of fiction. We had people interested in everything from military stories based on fact to sweet romance to psychological stories. But we all had one thing in common—we wanted to learn how to write fiction.
We had some lively discussion in that class and I actually finished a short story. Yay for me! Of course, I have no idea where it is at this point. And this was long before computers (Yes, the Dark Ages!) so everything was done on a typewriter. What a pain in the butt when you had to make changes and corrections.
Okay, time out for a few years to handle life’s problems. My husband became ill with a chronic debilitating disease, my children were growing and needed guidance and support and we finally decided to leave Michigan and move to Florida. Still no writing but at least I was in a warmer climate. And I now had new stories running around in my head.
But again, not much time to write. My husband’s illness was progressing and it was up to me to run the chain of shoe kiosks we’d opened. To this day I think my kids break out in hives when they walk past a shoe store. But I met a lot of interesting characters and kept notes on all of them in one of my many spiral notebooks, where I jotted tings down. My dream of becoming a published author still percolated in my brain—and my heart—and I kept saying to myself Someday. Just hold on.
Then my life changed again.
Tomorrow: Desiree Holt Day Three
Desiree Holt’s writing is flavored with the rich experiences of her life, including a long stretch in the music business representing every kind of artist from country singer to heavy metal rock bands. For several years she also ran her own public relations agency handling any client that interested her, many of whom might recognize themselves in the pages of her stories. She is twice a finalist for an EPIC E-Book Award, a nominee for a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, winner of the first 5 Heart Sweetheart of the Year Award at The Romance Studio as well as twice a CAPA Award for best BDSM book of the year, winner of two Holt Medallion Awards of Merit, multiple winner of the Whipped Cream Book of the Week Award and is published by five different houses. Romance Junkies said of her work: “Desiree Holt is the most amazing erotica author of our time and each story is more fulfilling then the last.”