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Ian Anthony Hollis Author Interview

In A Small, Quiet Village follows Adam, a stranger that arrives in a village before a disastrous storm is set to hit. What were some driving ideals behind your character’s development?

“A stranger is just a friend you haven’t met yet.” is what I was going for with Adam. While it’s only briefly alluded to in the book, Adam is trying to escape a sordid past, fearful that it may catch up to him eventually. The village seems like the perfect place for him to leave all of his troubles behind and start life anew.

What were some themes that were important for you to explore in this book?

The inactive, the mundane and the boring. An exploration of daily life, and doing my best to keep it engaging. Coming of age also plays its part in this book, particularly with Sabrina dealing with the permanent loss of her best friend, and learning how to carry on without him there.

What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?

I’m working on Village’s sequel. I mean, given the post-epilogue ending, I kind have to write one, don’t I? 😉 It should be available … um … several months after a few heavy edits. So probably sometime around late 2023, but no promises!

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