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Holly Schindler

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Holly Schindler’s work has received starred reviews in Booklist and Publishers Weekly, has won silver and gold medals in ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year and the IPPY Awards, respectively, has been featured on Booklist’s Best First Novels for Youth and School Library Journal’s What’s Hot in YA, and has been a PW Pick of the Week. She is owned by a Pekingese named Jake, and can be found working on her next book in her hometown of Springfield, Missouri. She can also be found at hollyschindler.com.

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I'm so thrilled to hear your students enjoyed THE JUNCTION! I love those characters, too--Auggie may very well by my favorite of all my main…more
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I'm so thrilled to hear your students enjoyed THE JUNCTION! I love those characters, too--Auggie may very well by my favorite of all my main characters. I would love to hang out with them all again, but no sequel is in the works as of now. If you guys are interested in a Skype, shoot me a message: hollyschindlerbooks (at) gmail (dot) com.

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Holly Schindler When I first drafted PLAYING HURT, I wanted to write a story about learning the difference between loving someone and being IN love with someone. That…moreWhen I first drafted PLAYING HURT, I wanted to write a story about learning the difference between loving someone and being IN love with someone. That aspect is absolutely still there in the final version, as Chelsea struggles to untangle her feelings for Gabe vs. her feelings for Clint. But as I was working on the book, I felt like something was missing--I felt like there needed to be another driving force, another thread. Trolling through the manuscript, I was surprised at how athletic Chelsea seemed. I started to play with a backstory for Chelsea that involved playing a sport...then I felt like Clint needed a backstory as well, and I thought being a fellow athlete would only draw him and Chelsea closer (they'd have that in common). The sports / recovery thread didn't exist until that last rewrite.

Thanks so much for asking about PH, Genni--and for being my first Q&A on Goodreads! I loved writing that book.

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I’ve been blogging here ever since signing my first publishing contract in 2009. I really do feel like I’m turning a new page, beginning a new chapter in my career. It seems the perfect time to begin again with a new (very clean) slate.

I'll keep this blog live in order to preserve the story of my publishing journey so far. But you should head on over to hollyschindler.wordpress.com to keep up... Read more of this blog post »
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“They say it's the woman's prerogative to change her mind. But that's wrong. Guys are the one who get to say, "You know what? I don't want to be with you after all." They get to say it after they've sucked all the sweetness out of you, just like those cheap, liquid filled wax candy things we used to get for Halloween. They leave you dried up, empty piece of wax, and head off to find somebody else who still has some sweetness inside.”
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message 42: by N.T.

N.T. Embe Thank you very much for the friendship, Holly! <3 ^__^


message 41: by Tamara

Tamara Rose Blodgett Thanks for the friendship, Holly~! :D


message 40: by Becca

Becca Thanks for your friend request! Your books look really heart warming...will have to check them out =D


message 39: by Cheryl

Cheryl Landmark Thanks for the friend request, Holly.


message 38: by William

William O'Brien Hi- Just to let you know...
Peter: a Darkened Fairytale
AVAILABLE TO ORDER NOW!!! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER
http://www.authorhouse.co.uk/Bookstor...
Best wishes, William


Natalie Thanks for the add! Love the cover of your book. I entered the giveaway, crossing my fingers :0)
Natalie


message 36: by Karen

Karen Gammons Hey Holly, thanks for the friend request. Have a great night.
Karen


message 35: by Vicki

Vicki Keire Hi Holly!
I'm looking forward to checking out your books. I joke that I'm just a reader who runs out of books sometimes and has to write my own, so thanks for helping me feed the monkey :) ! Good luck with your Playing Hurt pre-launch operations,
Vicki Keire


message 34: by Rita

Rita Jett Thanks for the goodreads add, Holly!

Your site is great. Watched the vid, and now I MUST read your books. I think I'll be able to conact to 'A Blue So Dark' on a personal level because I deal with almost the exact issues the heroine does. And playing hurt seems like an equally interesting read. I don't usually read YA's, I mostly read and review historical romances for my blog, but I'll have to give your books a shot one day.

Looking forward to your feeds, and best of luck with everything!

-Rita


Harlequin Books Hello Holly, it is a pleasure to meet you.


message 32: by Raíla

Raíla Soares OH! Holly Schindler! Thank you so much for adding me as a friend! Playing Hurt is already on my TBR list. :)


Tarra (Twilight Book Junkie) Thanks 4 The Add =)


Tarra (Twilight Book Junkie) Thanks 4 The Add =)


message 29: by Bradley

Bradley Thank you for adding me as a friend. =)

Dreamsbane of Tamalor


message 28: by Cheryl

Cheryl Thanks for the friend request!


message 27: by Donald

Donald Parker Thanks for the friend invitation. I'd be honored if you would check out my work at http://DonaldJamesParker.com . It would be an even bigger honor if you added one of my books to Schindler's list. :)
Take care and best of luck in your writing!
Donald


message 26: by P.Q.

P.Q. Glisson Hi Holly!
Thanks for accepting my friendship. :)
Please feel free to peruse my profile and check out my work.
Oh, you might also be interested in my debut novel, Her Sanctuary. It's getting great reviews.

Thanks again! Her Sanctuary by P.Q. Glisson


message 25: by Holly

Holly Schindler Katherine wrote: "thanks for the friend request :)"

Thanks for accepting, Katherine...happy holidays!


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Holly Schindler KIKA wrote: "LOL loved the "shameless plug" ;) It worked! I'm on my way to search for it now. :D Happy HOlidays!"

Fantastic, Kika! Enjoy...and best wishes for 2011...


Katherine thanks for the friend request :)


message 22: by KIKA

KIKA LOL loved the "shameless plug" ;) It worked! I'm on my way to search for it now. :D Happy HOlidays!


message 21: by William

William O'Brien Hi Holly - Thank you for your friendship.
Please visit my website http://www.peteradarkenedfairytale.co.uk
to view a sample page and many other snippets about the book.
Expected release date mid-late Jan.
Best wishes, William


message 20: by Holly

Holly Schindler Chelleyreads wrote: "hi holly! thanks for being my friend here on GR. i'm so excited for playing hurt :)"

I can't wait to get PLAYING HURT out there!


message 19: by Holly

Holly Schindler Leah wrote: "Hey Holly! Thanks for finding me on here! I read and loved A Blue So Dark and am looking forward to Playing Hurt!

L."


Thanks so much, Leah! Thrilled to hear you loved BLUE!


Michelle (Undeniably Book Nerdy) hi holly! thanks for being my friend here on GR. i'm so excited for playing hurt :)


message 17: by Leah

Leah Clifford Hey Holly! Thanks for finding me on here! I read and loved A Blue So Dark and am looking forward to Playing Hurt!

L.


message 16: by Holly

Holly Schindler Lost_for_words wrote: "Thanks for the friend request! :) Can't wait to read "A Blue So Dark". :)"

Hope you love it...


message 15: by Holly

Holly Schindler Kelly/yllektra wrote: "Thanks for adding me!!
I have "A Blue So Dark" in my TBR list already! :)"


Yay!


message 14: by Holly

Holly Schindler Sarah wrote: "Thanks for the add! C: I can't wait to read Playing Hurt and A Blue So Dark, they sound really good."

Can't wait for you to read 'em!


CorLostForWords Thanks for the friend request! :) Can't wait to read "A Blue So Dark". :)


Kelly/yllektra Thanks for adding me!!
I have "A Blue So Dark" in my TBR list already! :)


message 11: by Sarah

Sarah Thanks for the add! C: I can't wait to read Playing Hurt and A Blue So Dark, they sound really good.


message 10: by Holly

Holly Schindler Book Sp(l)ot wrote: "Thanks for the friends request, Holly--I loved, loved, loved A Blue So Dark (my review should be up soon) and I really cannot wait to read Playing Hurt!"

Can't wait to read the review of BLUE!


message 9: by Holly

Holly Schindler Kai (Amaterasu Reads) wrote: "thanks so much for the friend request, Holly! I feel so honored :) And I wish its March already... can't wait to read Playing Hurt!"

...I feel the same way, Kai! March can't get here fast enough!


message 8: by Holly

Holly Schindler Romy wrote: "Hey Holly, thanks for the friend request! I can't wait until Playing Hurt is released it sounds great as does A Blue So Dark :)"

Romy wrote: "Hey Holly, thanks for the friend request! I can't wait until Playing Hurt is released it sounds great as does A Blue So Dark :)"

Thanks back 'atcha, Romy!


Book Sp(l)ot Thanks for the friends request, Holly--I loved, loved, loved A Blue So Dark (my review should be up soon) and I really cannot wait to read Playing Hurt!


message 6: by Kai

Kai thanks so much for the friend request, Holly! I feel so honored :) And I wish its March already... can't wait to read Playing Hurt!


message 5: by Romy

Romy Hey Holly, thanks for the friend request! I can't wait until Playing Hurt is released it sounds great as does A Blue So Dark :)


message 4: by Holly

Holly Schindler Nic wrote: "Thanks for friends request. I can't wait to read A Blue So Dark, it is on my must have list :)"

Fantastic, Nic!


message 3: by Nic

Nic Thanks for friends request. I can't wait to read A Blue So Dark, it is on my must have list :)


message 2: by Holly

Holly Schindler Princess Bookie wrote: "Thanks for the add!!! I am so excited for Playing Hurt!!! March can't come fast enough!

Cindy
Princess Bookie
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princessbookiearctours.blogspot.com"


I feel the same way, Cindy!


Princess Bookie Thanks for the add!!! I am so excited for Playing Hurt!!! March can't come fast enough!

Cindy
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