They say write what you know. So I did.
After practically a decade as a journalist I’ve racked up some pretty valuable life experience. Traveled the world and back, mostly all on my own, but there’s one place that holds quite a special place in my heart. Some might even call it novel-worthy 😉 That’s a little town called Sleepy Hollow, NY.
Yep, THE headless horseman Sleepy Hollow. I never knew it really existed either until I got my first magazine job in a town nearby. I moved in with a co-worker into a big, charming old apartment complex in what we lovingly dubbed “The Hollow.”
And then we discovered the cemetery.
The true definition of AWE-some, this place is simply breathtaking, with mausoleums built into the rolling hills, surprises around every twist and turn like graves that date back as far as the Revolutionary War and those of quite a few “celebrities.” Including this guy…
As I started to experience night terrors that involved spiders and even once a man (who looked over at me while I slept on our couch one evening), I began to wonder where these things were stemming from. I knew I needed to get down on paper some of the answers that I was coming up with.
That’s how my first book was born—inspired by this amazing little town along the Hudson River and some very strange dreams. It’s the story of two young magazine editors, one of which experiences some of the same visions I was having. But I pumped all that full of steroids and voile! You have a novel my friends! Is it autobiographical? Yea sure, maybe some of it. The rest is only in my crazy 12-second fantasies…
I don’t want to give too much away, so I will say no more. But if you want to win a free copy, signed by yours truly, be sure to get in on the Goodreads Giveaway going on until Sept. 8.
You can contact me and follow along with all things AnnMarie at my blog, www.authorannmariemartin.com.
Thanks so much to James and the Toast Pop team for allowing me to do this little guest spot!
About The Author: AnnMarie Martin is the author of the book The Hollow, she has traveled the world as a reporter and continues to share her writing talents with the world in her writing.