Ray Holland is a writer who pays the bills by working as a video editor. He lives in Louisville, KY, with his wife and three kids.
His mother was from Earth. His father was from another planet. He doesn't fit in anywhere. But he knows a woman of similar origin is out there, somewhere. She's his soul mate, and he's determined to find her. And so it is that Dwight Arnold Toshman, also known as The Hookie-Pookie Man, wanders the country in search of love, occasionally performing wacky stunts like walking on his hands across a construction site or painting lines on downtown sidewalks to divide them into lanes—and at other times becoming so frustrated he has to stop and scream himself sick. Join Dwight in his quest to find the Hookie-Pookie Woman. Follow Dr. Herman Schnauzer's adventures as he tries to help. The Hookie-Pookie Man is an interplanetary story of hope, love and outsider-ness.
Q: What will e-readers like about your book?
Readers prepared for something offbeat will find an amusing, entertaining story with engaging characters. And maybe, just maybe, readers looking for something more will find a little bit to think about in regard to certain aspects of human behavior.
Q: Why did you go indie?
My work is, shall we say, very quirky and doesn't fit neatly into any genre, which is a huge disadvantage in the marketplace. But I believe what I do is good. I have faith in it, and I have no doubt that there's an audience for it. This may be the best way to reach them.
Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?
As already noted, I don't think I actually have a genre. Some of my favorite authors and most notable influences would include Richard Brautigan, Franz Kafka, Philip K. Dick, Donald Barthelme, Albert Camus—and, of course, Kurt Vonnegut.
Link to web site or blog or Amazon/Smashwords
Amazon (for print and Kindle editions): http://www.amazon.com/Ray-Holland/e/B003CCN1VS/