Putting Myself Out There

My website is officially out there for the world to see. It was a long process of self-discovery, even with a minimalistic site like mine. Putting myself out there, to be perfectly honest, is terrifying. I’m an introvert. I’m much happier behind the scenes. Sure, I’ve done my share of readings and book signings, but that’s not my natural setting. I know it’s good for me to be out in the world face to face. (At least before the pandemic). Moments leading up to events were nerve-racking. Afterward, there was a sense of unimaginable excitement. A rush of adrenaline and pride in myself for doing something so against the grain of who I am.

It, the website, and my sense of who I am as a writer are still a work in progress. I often wonder if we ever really land in one place. After twenty-three years of writing, I’ve shifted and morphed several times. Not just in genres, but also in my style, in my characters, and my ideas. If we do stay in one place, is there even a point to writing? Shouldn’t we all be striving for something different in each piece we write? A different perspective, a different way of looking at the world around us.

I hope you enjoy my website and learn a bit more about me from my various posts. I’ll be behind the scenes where I am the most comfortable. From the other side of this screen, I’ll continue to blend genres, genders, and identities in horror and urban fantasy. I will continue to work to give my unique characters and perspectives a place in the larger world.

Until next time, be well and be safe.


Author: William Holden

Thank you for spending time with me. My writing spans more than two decade, with over 100 published short stories in the genres of horror, urban fantasy, supernatural, and erotica. I’m an award-winning author of such titles as, A Twist of Grimm by Lethe Press (Lambda Literary Finalist), and by Bold Stroke Books, Words to Die By (2nd place in the Rainbow Book Awards for best horror and a finalist for the Foreword Reviews' INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award for Best Horror), Secret Societies, and The Thief Taker were also Lambda Literary Finalists. Besides writing, I’m a home chef, an avid reader, and contribute time and money to environmental and wildlife organizations.

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