Daily Dish

Musings, ramblings, and miscellaneous writer neuroses of RITA award-winning comedy and New York Times bestselling author Alesia Holliday.

Monday, June 20

American Idle is live!!!

You can buy it for you Kindle HERE and for your other e-reader HERE ! And soon for your Nook, as soon as the B&N customer service folks get back to me. Whee!!

This was my first novel and I have a special place in my heart for it. When I sold this book (at auction! publishers fighting over it!), my dream of becoming a published novelist came true. I hope you laugh as hard reading it as I did writing it.

Thursday, June 9

Yay! I'm back!!

Ah, the wonder of the Internet!! I'm delighted to announce that I will be republishing my comedies and tween books and even writing more!! First, I needed new covers and thanks to writer and cover artist Kimberly Van Meter, I have gorgeous new covers to show off!! Next, I will be doing some electronic file conversion and making the books available for Kindle, Nook, and other e-readers.

So, drum roll, please! Unveiling new cover art:

Stay tuned for deets!!


Monday, November 24


Hi all! It was costing me a fortune to park a bloated website filled with not-so-recent books in cyberspace, so until the release schedule for Alesia Holliday comedies is back in the pipeline, you'll be able to find me here.


Email: alesiaholliday@gmail.com
Mailing address: PO Box 600024, Jacksonville, FL 32260


Lori Antonson
Foreign Rights Director
The Axelrod Agency
55 Main Street, PO Box 357
Chatham, NY 12037 USA
(518) 392-2100 - phone
(518) 392-2944 - fax

And please be sure to check out my new personality at AlyssaDay.com. Thanks!


Monday, March 19

Blog hiatus

I'm suddenly on a moved-up deadline and will be going no-post on this blog. You can catch up to me at my Warriors of Poseidon blog or over at Literary chicks. happy March and April!

Wednesday, March 7

National Bestseller!!!

Wow! I just heard that ATLANTIS RISING hit the Bookscan bestseller list for the week ending March 4th, before it was even officially released!! Woohoo!! Thank you to every single person who bought a copy!
Alyssa, happy dancing!

Tuesday, March 6


ATLANTIS RISING is the featured March romance novel for the Borders/Waldenbooks group!! They say:

For her first paranormal romance—and the first in a series—Alyssa Day (aka Alesia Holliday) plumbs the depths of the sea and her fertile imagination to create the lost world of Atlantis, where powerful, profoundly sexy warriors have taken an oath to protect humankind should its end be near. Conlan, the High Prince of Atlantis, has been sent above to retrieve Poseidon's trident. He surfaces on an Earth populated with vampires, witches, and shapeshifters: some fighting to save mankind, some plotting its destruction. As a Warrior of Poseidon, he is forbidden to desire a human, but when he meets a woman with an uncanny psychic connection to him, his desire is strong enough to break any rule.

In stores now!! Woo hoo, happy release day!

Thursday, February 22

Day 2 of 14 days of December

Yesterday was exploration - what works? what doesn't? what should I keep, but maybe rearrange? Today is back into the work. The trick with a funny mystery is to walk the fine line of balance between the serious main plot and the humorous secondary plots. I ask myself on every page: is this advancing the plot or deepening character? Or, in the best cases, doing both? When the answer is no, the scene has got to be cut, no matter how clever or witty I think the dialogue is. Story is all, and readers deserve the best.

Oh, if you're interested in reading an interview with me, go here. See you tomorrow!