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Holly Lisle
Holly Lisle has been writing fiction professionally since 1991, when she sold FIRE IN THE MIST, the novel that won the Compton Crook Award for best first novel. She has to date published more than thirty novels and several comprehensive writing courses. She is currently working on the second... show more

Holly Lisle has been writing fiction professionally since 1991, when she sold FIRE IN THE MIST, the novel that won the Compton Crook Award for best first novel. She has to date published more than thirty novels and several comprehensive writing courses. She is currently working on the second book in her Cadence Drake series. Holly had an ideal childhood for a writer...which is to say, it was filled with foreign countries and exotic terrains, alien cultures, new languages, the occasional earthquake, flood, or civil war, and one story about a bear, which follows:"So. Back when I was ten years old, my father and I had finished hunting ducks for our dinner and were walking across the tundra in Alaska toward the spot on the river where we'd tied our boat. We had a couple miles to go by boat to get back to the Moravian Children's Home, where we lived. "My father was carrying the big bag of decoys and the shotgun; I was carrying the small bag of ducks."It was getting dark, we could hear the thud, thud, thud of the generator across the tundra, and suddenly he stopped, pointed down to a pie-pan sized indentation in the tundra that was rapidly filling with water, and said, in a calm and steady voice, "That's a bear footprint. From the size of it, it's a grizzly. The fact that the track is filling with water right now means the bear's still around.""Which got my attention, but not as much as what he said next. " 'I don't have the gun with me that will kill a bear,' he told me. 'I just have the one that will make him angry. So if we see the bear, I'm going to shoot him so he'll attack me. I want you to run to the river, follow it to the boat, get the boat back home, and tell everyone what happened.'"The rest of our walk was very quiet. He was, I'm sure, listening for the bear. I was doing my damnedest to make sure that I remembered where the boat was, how to get to it, how to start the pull-cord engine, and how to drive it back home, because I did not want to let him down."We were not eaten by a bear that night...but neither is that walk back from our hunt for supper a part of my life I'll ever forget."I keep that story in mind as I write. If what I'm putting on paper isn't at least as memorable as having a grizzly stalking my father and me across the tundra while I was carrying a bag of delicious-smelling ducks, it doesn't make my cut."Cheerfully,Holly Lisle
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isanythingopen rated it 5 years ago
Much better than the fist book, Glenraven, but maybe I was in the wrong mood at the time. Kate should go back to Peters and kick some self righteous ass and sue those bigots for vandalism and arson. And assault and battery. And expose their little hate cult for what it is. Since I don't own a si...
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Elentarri's Book Blog rated it 6 years ago
This is a light, fluffy 80/90s type of fantasy (i.e. a bit old fashioned) but still enjoyable provided you aren't looking for anything serious or dark. This story has humour; some serious bits; a quest; a pissed off mommy; a Wheaties chomping, beer-swilling dragon; magic rings; someone called the U...
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YouKneeK rated it 9 years ago
This is the third book in the Devil’s Point series. The premise of this series is that God has authorized a certain number of demons to live in North Carolina, interacting freely with the humans who live there, with various stipulations to keep things from getting too out of hand. In this book Averi...
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YouKneeK rated it 9 years ago
I’d had mixed feelings about the previous book in this series, Sympathy for the Devil. It was well-written and funny, but much more romance-y than I normally like to read. As a quick re-cap, the main premise of this series is that God has authorized a certain number of demons to roam free in North...
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YouKneeK rated it 9 years ago
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