Edmond 14-year-old has first novel published

Edmond girl is working on book two in a series of Western novels following the publication of her first book.
BY JOHN A. WILLIAMS jwilliams@opubco.com Modified: December 3, 2010 at 2:16 pm •  Published: December 3, 2010
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Holden has five more books planned in a series that will focus on Addy's daughter.

“I'm about 100 pages into book two,” she said.

Holden said she tries to write about eight hours a day, but she said inspiration for stories strike in unusual places.

“I get these spurts of inspiration and that's when I write,” the homeschool student said. “That's why I always carry a pen or pencil. If I'm at a restaurant I'll start writing on a napkin.”

Holden's father, Mike, said his daughter has tried several ways to express who she was or what she was feeling while growing up.

“The writing happened in a very nonstructural environment,” he said. “To sit down and just type and to just let her thoughts go onto the page was natural for her.”

Holden will sign copies of “Addy Love” at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at Full Circle Bookstore, 1900 Northwest Expressway in Oklahoma City.