Easter's Lilly

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

‘Becoming Mona Lisa,’ by Holden Robinson is a true piece of art

What is the title of your latest release and what is it about?
'Becoming Mona Lisa,' follows the journey of Mona Lisa Siggs.  Mona has barely spoken to her husband in five years; she looks like a train wreck, and is basically dying of monotony.  Mona gets a makeover, books a romantic getaway, and recommits to her landfill of a marriage.  Cue the mayhem.  What happens next is reserved only for the most ridiculously hilarious, romantic comedies.
What inspired you to write this book? Do you have a muse?
I was inspired by my best friend's experience, being surrounded by black birds.  I set out to combine a hilarious story line with a poignant message, and if early reviews are any indication, it seems to have worked.

Tell us a little about yourself. Is there any truth to any of your novels?
My first novel, which remains unpublished, is the agonizing story of a mother who loses her young son.  I created the storyline to help myself heal from the loss of my father.  I knew if I could guide my protagonist through unimaginable grief, I would be better equipped to cope with my own loss.

Sometimes the best works come from pain and heartbreak. What is your favorite genre and who are your favorite authors?
I love a good romance, crime novel, or comedy.  I adore James Patterson, Patricia Cornwell and Janet Evanovich.

Sounds like some pretty great authors there. Are you working on another project right now? Tell us about it.
 I have several projects in the works.  My favorite project at present is a poignant story of animal rescue titled, ‘And Her Name Shall be Beloved.’

Just for fun, tell us some non-related book “stuff.” What do you like to do when you’re not writing? Any favorite hobbies?
I am a drama queen. I adore the moments I spend on stage with my fellow thespians, and it is there, on the stage, where I have met some of the finest people with whom I share my life.  I am also an avid animal lover and activist, and my ultimate dream is to reach enough readers to fund a rescue for senior cats, which I plan to call Tenth Life Sanctuary.

Your heart is certainly as big as your stories. What a wonderful plan. Tell our readers where we can find more information on you and your books
Readers can visit my website at www.holdenrobinsonproductions.com and find my books online at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Black Rose Writing.