09 March, 2013

#GuestPost :: Jennifer Silverwood, Author of Silver Hollow

Valentine’s Day came another year without romantic entanglements for this authoress. I like standing by the fact that I have never had a boyfriend during this particular holiday. I’m not bitter about that fact. Rather I am thankful to not have a reason to throw hate parties like some of my fellow single gals. So what did I do this year instead of wallowing in a whirlpool of loveless self-pity? Besides being grateful for the familial loves of my life, I published a love story.

Stay is a new paranormal romance novel I started writing while trying to get over writers block last year. I was working hard on Silver Hollow at the time. And as often happens when writing consuming epics, I ran into a massive road block halfway through my second draft. Stay sprouted from that time, partly because of the advice from a fellow author and good friend of mine. She told me to keep writing, even if it’s fanfiction, or short stories. And I’m so glad I listened to her advice!

I’m not in a relationship, as was stated above, and honestly haven’t been in one, for a couple of years now. With good reason. Have you seen the men out there lately? (Know I need say no more ;) Some might think this disqualifies me from writing a love story, but I have been in love before. To gain better perspective, I decided to interview over two dozen women in my acquaintance on the subject of true love. These women range from all ages, teen to older adults, authors and readers/bloggers and differing backgrounds. I wanted to know for myself what true love looked like from a broader spectrum. And I wasn’t disappointed with the response.

Some popular answers I found, for the reasons these women fell in love with their men are as follows: deep conversations, listener, understanding without words, his intensity… You get the idea :) Other important factors included, knowing his heart and his selfless desire to make her happy. He was there when she needed him. He treated her how she deserved, was willing to give up the one thing he wanted most for her. They worked through their issues together.

And somewhere along this six month journey, I too learned how to put my own bitterness with love aside, with my main character, Rona. If you’d like to learn more about Stay and Rona’s story, you can find it at these links on Amazon and Smashwords.

About the Author

Jennifer Silverwood was raised deep in the heart of Texas and has been spinning yarns a mile high since childhood. In her spare time she reads and writes and tries to sustain her wanderlust, whether it's the Carpathian Mountains in Transylvania, the highlands of Ecuador or a road trip to the next town.
After attending three different universities without managing to square a degree, she decided to the next logical thing; become a writer. Always on the lookout for her next adventure, in print or reality, she dreams of one day proving to the masses that everything really is better in Texas.
She is the author of the Heaven's Edge series and Silver Hollow.

About Silver Hollow

Amie Wentworth writes paranormal romances, not because she is looking for a degree in ectoplasm, but because she’s got bills to pay. Ever since her parents’ car crash, she has been led a reclusive life and trusted books more than people. Not even a letter from her long-lost uncle, begging her to visit, gives Amie incentive for anything other than ire – until she is stabbed in an alley and brought back to life by a mysterious stranger. 
After crossing the Atlantic to her father’s homeland, Amie is dragged into the very sort of tale she is used to selling. Silver Hollow is a place of ancient traditions and supernatural dangers, where everything is the opposite of what it seems and few escape sane. 
To make matters worse, the man who saved her life keeps turning up and her would-be-murderer is still at large.
But when she comes face to face with the ugly truth, will she too be sucked into her father’s madness? Or will she discover that madness is just another name for honesty?

Stalk Her!