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H.P. Holo grew up in a family where it was dangerous to profess boredom. She’s also an incorrigible smart aleck. So when her parents told her to read a dictionary, she did. And then she began writing novels they needed that dictionary to understand.

Her first published ode to smart aleckery was YA fantasy The Wizard’s Way (with Jacob Holo), which readers have called everything from “quirky and fun” to “a veritable love letter to steampunk fans” to “2 stars. A book.”

Between those milestones, H.P. has practiced varying degrees of smart and aleck. She briefly taught 8th Grade English Language arts before realizing she didn’t care to aspire to that level of sainthood. She thus left to work for her local library system, where she spent a decade as, variously, Page, Clerk, Teen Assistant, and now that she writes full time, frequent haver-of-overdue-fees.

When not writing her latest novel, H.P. enjoys procrastinating, planning cosplays she’ll never finish, cooking weird meals out of random leftovers, saying nice things to her kitchen garden (especially the blueberries; they’re always a little sad), fangirling over terrible movies, and arguing that Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is, in fact, the most perfect movie ever made.

She lives in South Carolina with her husband, a bunch of plants, and a cat who thinks exactly as much of herself as she deserves.

  • Redline – Anime Review

    While watching Promare’s spectacular animation, I was reminded quite a bit of Redline, and then when writing my Promare review, I realized I’d never actually reviewed Redline. So I’m here to remedy that. Redline is a 2009 anime that follows… Read More ›

  • Promare – Anime Review

    Pssh. Right, like a Trigger movie would come to our local theatre and it NOT be a Mandatory Date Night. Promare starts with a literal bang, as half the world’s population spontaneously bursts into flames, thus marking the Great World… Read More ›

  • A Flash of Red – Book Review

    Jacob’s sister wrote a book, too, you guys! 😀 Psychological thrillers are a bit out of my wheelhouse, but thanks to this one, I may have found a new genre worth exploring. A Flash of Red by Sarah K. Stephens… Read More ›

  • The Messenger – Book Bomb

    Hey, mecha fans! We know some of you are still reeling from the end of the Seraphim Revival series, and though we’re giving its characters a much-needed rest, we totally understand your need to read more action-packed giant robot goodness…. Read More ›

  • The Epic Tale of Nova

    View this post on Instagram YOU GUYS, IT’S NOVA’S GOTCHA DAY! This is the first pic I took on that blessed day 4 years ago. ☺️ – hp #throwbackthursday Posted @withrepost • @hpholo I GOT A KITTY! 😀 A post… Read More ›

  • LibertyCon Panel Schedule!

    From one con, right to another! Here’s what we’ll be up to at LibertyCon in Chattanooga, TN! 😀 (Full schedule here.) PANEL SCHEDULE: CROSSING STEAMPUNK II FRIDAY, June 28th @ 10pm – Meeting Room 7 D. Alan Lewis moderates this… Read More ›

  • ConCarolinas 2019 Con Update!

    Sometimes you go to a con and have a fantabulous time, and then con crud sneaks up on you the moment you get home and knocks you on your butt. 😷 When that’s the worst you can say about a… Read More ›