Meet SciFi/Fantasy Author V.S. Holmes!

V. S. Holmes is an international bestselling author. They created the BLOOD OF TITANS series and the NEL BENTLY BOOKSSmoke and Rain, the first book in their fantasy quartet, won New Apple Literary’s Excellence in Independent Publishing Award in 2015 and a Literary Titan Gold in 2020. Travelers is also included in the Peregrine Moon Lander mission as part of the Writers on the Moon Time Capsule. In addition, they have published short fiction in several anthologies. Read on to learn more about them!

  1. Congratulations on the recent release of Heretics, #4 in
    your Stars Edge; Nel Bently series. How does Nel compare
    to Alea, the protagonist in your Blood of Titans series?

    Thanks so much! It’s been a really incredible launch so far!
    Surficially, Nel and Alea, are incredibly different. Nel is foul-
    mouthed, loud, and crass, while Alea is naive, calculated,
    and reserved. However, both of them have a secret at their
    core, one that they aren’t even fully aware of or understand.
    For Nel, it’s fear and anger rooted in her childhood and loss.
    Whereas Alea’s experience with loss lent her this incredible
    darkness and determination. Both have been really eye-
    opening to write.
  2. How much do you rely on your knowledge of archaeology
    when writing your novels?

    In the beginning of Stars Edge, it’s much more present, as
    the entire book revolves around Nel’s amazing site. A lot of
    my experience with the culture of archaeology and the
    people who love it comes into play, as well as their
    backgrounds. I’ve found a wide variety of people are drawn
    to archaeology as a career, for just as many different
    reasons, and that’s something I like to reflect in my writing.
    Plus on the sci-fi end, I get to dream up all the new tech that
    would make our jobs a bit easier!
  3. How would describe your writing style?
    My style certainly varied between my fantasy and science
    fiction–I lean into the conversational, inner voice of Nel with
    my science fiction, and tend to a bit more formal and rich
    language with my fantasy. For both, though, I love language
    and alliteration. I enjoy delving into psychological facets of
    the characters and atmosphere, whether through the vast,
    trippy visions of my fantasy characters or Nel’s snarky,
    sweary inner monologue. Overall, many of my projects have
    a dramatic, gothic undertone, regardless of genre. I lean into

lush atmosphere, as well as the intense feelings that come
with isolation, fury, and complex relationships.

  1. What can we expect from V.S. Holmes in the future?
    I’ve got several projects currently underway! Fugitives, the
    fifth and penultimate book of Stars Edge: Nel Bently, is in
    revisions, and I am returning to the Blood of Titans world
    with a new series, with brand new characters, new
    technology, and, of course, a few fan-favorite character
    cameos! I’m also working on an entirely new gothic fantasy
    novel, which is shaping up to be darkly sexy, rich, and
    stylistically very different.
    V. S. HOLMES
    V. S. Holmes is an international bestselling author. They
    created the BLOOD OF TITANS series and the NEL
    BENTLY BOOKS. Smoke and Rain, the first book in their
    fantasy quartet, won New Apple Literary’s Excellence in
    Independent Publishing Award in 2015 and a Literary Titan
    Gold in 2020. Travelers is also included in the Peregrine
    Moon Lander mission as part of the Writers on the Moon
    Time Capsule. In addition, they have published short fiction
    in several anthologies.
    As a disabled and non-binary human, they work as an
    advocate and educator for representation in SFF worlds.
    When not writing, they work as a contract archaeologist
    throughout the northeastern U.S. They live in a Tiny House
    with their spouse, a fellow archaeologist, their not-so-tiny
    dog, and own too many books for such a small abode.
    LINKS:
    Site: www.vsholmes.com
    Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/V-S-
    Holmes/e/B014B55FJ0/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/VS_Holmes
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vsholmesofficial/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vs_holmes/
    Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/vs_holmes

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/v-s-holmes
Podcast: https://podcast.amphibianpress.online

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