Dale Hollis

I’m so glad you’re here to learn more about me. I hope to have a long lasting friendship with you and engage in plenty of interesting topics for years to come. I’ll do my best to enthrall you with my page turning thrillers that will keep you up all hours of the night. 

Let me start by saying:

I always try to be a funny person. If it works or not you’ll have to ask the people that I hang around. I like to joke around with other people and try to keep smiles on their faces and a chuckle behind them. Seeing people smiling and laughing brings happiness to my heart. With that being said, you’d think I’d write a comedy. Well, I guess that’s where my dark side comes in. Instead, I chose to write a crime-thriller for my first book. 

Now this stuff:

As we carry-on through life, we all go through changes. For me, I’ve worked in the manufacturing industry for most of my life and I’ve liked most of the opportunities to do so. I’m not afraid to get my hands dirty so I’ll pretty much try anything, once! I’ve found in myself that I like to learn why things don’t work or don’t work correctly. With that curiosity, I’ve gained a great amount of knowledge and the ability to find and solve problems with almost anything. Throughout my life I’ve worked in many fields, some professional, and others not. I pride myself on the knowledge that I’ve gained and now I’m able to fix or repair anything I get my hands on. I’ve fixed homes, cars, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and I do custom work if needed. When I help others with their projects they usually offer to pay me; although I feel my time is precious…I find it hard to accept money from family and friends so I let them buy me lunch instead. Lol

One job that I had gave me the opportunity to travel abroad. I was a Service Engineer and travelled to Israel and Brazil. I’ve swam in the Mediterranean Sea, Snorkeled in the Red Sea, and tried to sink in the Dead Sea. Back home in the states I covered the east coast and Canada. I’ve worked in the electronics industry building circuit boards, and building and repairing electronics. I was a Manufacturing Engineer Technician and then an Engineer. I’ve done CNC machining, programming, and limited CAD work. My journey all started when I was fifteen and worked as a dishwasher in a Chinese restaurant. We all have to start somewhere, right?

When I’m not daydreaming about a new book to write you can find me trying to stay busy listening to music, watching a movie, taking a walk down the street, a walk through a park, or on a trail up a mountain. I like to try to swim—because I still haven’t perfected it—relax in a hot tub, snowboard, eat junk food, have a home cooked meal with my parents (no I don’t live with them), and go out to eat at my favorite restaurant; Tilley’s Pizza in Beloit, Wisconsin. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the little things too like eating a box of macaroni and cheese or having my favorite home cooked meal; meatloaf with mashed potatoes with a side of corn. Mmm. I like old cars and have a few of my own. I own two 1967 Camaro’s that I’m slowly restoring myself and I have a 1963 Austin Healey that I’m converting in to a Q-car. I also like motorcycles—although I don’t currently own one—but I fancy the Pro Street Choppers.

I like to read a good book while taking a break from writing my own. Since I started my debut novel—You Broke My Promise—I’ve found myself reading more often to help me tune up my own craft of being a wordsmith. I like to read books from new writers along with the seasoned authors. I think there are a lot of good writers out there that have yet to make their mark in the wonderful world of authoring a best-selling novel.

I never read much when I was younger but have grown to love it. I find reading fun and relaxing and have read some pretty interesting stories from many upcoming new authors. There’s nothing like winding down at the end of the day with good book. Every new writer we read, helps them move a little closer to their dream of becoming a great author and we give them hope that all that hard work is worth it. Since I started writing—You Broke My Promise—I’ve relearned a lot about the English language. When I finished my manuscript and sent it off to the editor and it comes back with more red and white then black and white, that was a good sign that I’ve forgotten a few things from high school or college. Even if your mind isn’t as fresh as it once was, there are a lot of good people and great websites out there that are willing to help you or offer free help to get you back up to speed.

My schooling background was not like many writers and authors who have degrees in English or in journalism. I’ve never wrote for any company, newspaper or magazine, but writing is something anyone can excel at over time. I have an Associate’s degree in Computer Electronics and a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering. Nevertheless, I refer back to what I said at the beginning of all this, “as we carry-on through life, we all go through changes.” I’m now changing my career goal. I hope someday to become one of your next favorite best-selling authors. I’m learning more and more about writing every day; as I’m sure every writer and author does, and look forward to expressing that knowledge in books for you to enjoy.

The freedom of writing is something I aspire for instead of the mundane nine-to-five that I’ve done all my life (minus the millions of hours of overtime I’ve done). There’s nothing like the enjoyment of writing something that you’ve brought to life inside your mind and put it on paper for others to lose many hours of sleep reading. Putting a smile on your face after you’ve read one of my books is what I’m aiming for.

I’ve really enjoyed writing You Broke My Promise and I hope you’ve enjoyed reading it or will be taking the time to read it. It is available in both paperback and Kindle versions at Amazon.com. I value your feedback, so be sure to comment at your retailer or if you have constructive criticism, please use my contact page. Also, if you notice any problems with my website I would appreciate your feedback.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Dale