Author, Dreamer, Storyteller

Laura McHale Holland

Whether penning stories long or short, true or untrue, I strive to stir people’s emotions and find hope in unlikely places. I thrive on following my imagination and encouraging others to do the same. Inspired by the freedom and power found in today’s independent publishing community, I formed a tiny company through which I’ve released several award-winning books. An avid fan of story performance, I also enjoy freeing stories from the printed (or digital) page.

Interviews with Laura

Interview with Charlene Jones on SoundCloud

Charlene and I talk about my first book.

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Interview with Leigh Anne Lindsey at KGUA Public Radio

Leigh Anne got me talking about my evolution as a creative artist.

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My Story

As a child, I loved the musicality of language and often recalled, verbatim, conversations I heard. A lost soul in my teens and early twenties, I finally righted myself in my mid-twenties and discovered a deep love of the creative process. I’ve been hooked on that ever since.

Significant mentors for me have been surrealist poet Nanos Valaoritis, who kept groups of students spellbound during office hours at San Francisco State University, and Ruth Stotter, a master storyteller who taught me the importance of getting out of the way of tales I am meant to tell.

My newest work, a novel titled The Kiminee Dream, incorporates fantastic elements but is grounded in reality—a place I like to straddle in fiction. My published books have received recognition in the indie publishing sphere, including the National Indie Excellence Awards, Next Generation Indie Book Awards, and Indie Fab Book Awards, among others. In addition, four of my short plays have been produced recently in Northern California, where I live with my husband and two goofy little mutts. Thank you for stopping by. I hope you stay a while and send me your thoughts via the Contact page.

Laura McHale Holland

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