Holby, Cindy 1956- (Colby Hodge, Kassy Taylor)

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Holby, Cindy 1956- (Colby Hodge, Kassy Taylor)

PERSONAL:

Born December 18, 1956, in Montgomery, WV; daughter of M.E. and Freda Hudnall; married Rob Holby (a sales engineer), June 24, 1978; children: Joshua Edward, Andrew Rober. Ethnicity: "White." Education: Anderson University, B.S., 1979. Politics: Republican. Religion: Christian.

ADDRESSES:

Home—King, NC. Agent—Meredith Bernstein, The Bernstein Agency, 2112 Broadway, Ste. 503A, New York, NY 10024.

CAREER:

Novelist.

WRITINGS:

NOVELS

Chase the Wind, Dorchester Publishing (New York, NY), 2002.

Wind of the Wolf, Dorchester Publishing (New York, NY), 2003.

Crosswinds, Dorchester Publishing (New York, NY), 2004.

Windfall, Dorchester Publishing (New York, NY), 2004.

(Under pseudonym Colby Hodge) Stargazer, Dorchester Publishing (New York, NY), 2005.

Forgive the Wind, Dorchester Publishing (New York, NY), 2005.

Obsessing Orlando (young adult), Dorchester Publishing (New York, NY), 2005.

(Under pseudonym Colby Hodge) Shooting Star, Dorchester Publishing (New York, NY), 2006.

(Under pseudonym Colby Hodge) Star Shadows, Dorchester Publishing (New York, NY), 2007.

Some writings also appear under the pseudonym Kassy Taylor.

SIDELIGHTS:

Cindy Holby told CA: "My primary motivation for writing is to create characters that are truly unforgettable and will stay with the reader long after the book is finished. I was greatly influenced by Diana Galbadon and Madeline Pollard."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Booklist, February 1, 2004, Lynne Welch, review of Crosswinds, p. 954.

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