Paul Hollis is an American author of fictional terrorism and espionage. His bestselling trilogy, The Hollow Man Series, follows a U.S. government analyst and his partner in an odyssey of suspense across Europe.

Paul Hollis always had wanderlust, living in twelve states and eventually working in all fifty, luring him with the idea of touring the world at someone else’s expense. He has lived and worked in forty-eight countries across five continents while teaching companies about growing global implications.

Paul’s travel experiences inspire the novels in “The Hollow Man” series, bringing the streets and villages of Europe to life and offering a unique viewpoint to his mesmerizing thrillers.

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21 Things You Should Know About This Author

 

What book have you gifted the most? Why?

The series is named for The Hollow Man. It’s the first in the series, the most advertised, and the place the reader should begin for the full impact of the trilogy.

What is the one productivity tool you use every day? Why?

My laptop with spellcheck turned on.

What word do you misspell most often?

Anything with an “ie” or “ei” sequence.

What three things do you do to be a successful writer?

Market, market, market.

What are the titles of the last two books you have read?

Notes from the Underground (Dostoyevsky) and The Black Box (Michael Connelly)

What is your favorite word?

Really?

What do you use more often – a dictionary or a thesaurus?

Thesaurus

What would you name the autobiography of your life?

The Hollow Man

What is your ‘go to’ munchie or drink while writing?

Iced tea and Cheetos

Is a picture worth a thousand words? Elaborate.

A picture can be worth a thousand words to a creative mind, one whose imagination can take a flat image to another realm, another existence, and see images, words, relationships, laughter and sorrow that others cannot.

What animal are you most similar to and why?

Raccoon. Those little bandits are smart, stealthy, ferocious when cornered, and they wash their hands and food before eating.

How would your best friend describe you?

He is gregarious, adventurous, more than a little impulsive, certainly headstrong, and probably reckless as well. He doesn’t know enough to know what he doesn’t know on most subjects. But his big heart usually carries the day.

What keeps you up at night? (and don’t say howling dogs)

Somehow I ended up with owl DNA . As long as I can remember, I’ve been a night person. My circadian clock is about 6 hours slower than everyone else’s.

What is one thing you will never do again? 

Skydiving.

If we came to your house for dinner, what would you prepare? 

Some variation of pasta and a Caesar salad.

What is the best compliment you have received – or would like to receive?

Someone once told me I was the best time they ever had.

What question do you hate to answer?

Why do you have that knife in your hand?

Crowds, small groups or ‘go away’?

All, just not at the same time J

What would you sing at Karaoke night?

All Along the Watchtower

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?

Wrinkles are fine, don’t try to iron.

What is the one question you wished I would have asked you? Why?

What was the best money you ever spent as a writer? I can’t emphasize this enough. As a writer, when you are done and satisfied with your work, hire a professional editor. She will take your book to a whole new level. Never underestimate the effect of a great editor.