You can't judge a book by its cover. That's the message behind Holly Laffin's new novel.
'Unmasked by Love' is the Carbon author's 16th published book.
"I started writing novels when I was seven; my sister couldn't fall asleep and I used to tell her stories," she explained. "I've been writing since then animal stories and in high school, started jotting down notes. In college I spent a lot of time doing novels when I was supposed to be learning and my first book came out after my first son was born."
That was 2006 and Laffin hasn't slowed down one bit, often working on several projects at once.
"I started drafting Unmasked by Love in 2015 and I outlined the general story," she recalled. "Then I started working on many different series and I really wanted to get my fairy tale realism story of Beauty and the Beast done, so I jumped back on and said this is the year she's getting out."
So, what made Laffin choose such a subject?
"I was tortured as a kid too and I've seen many people who were judged just based on looks, so I really wanted to get out there that beauty is within and the exterior of a person is just that, the exterior. It takes more to get to know them."
Laffin has had trouble finding a Canadian publisher for her novels so she goes through Southern Owl out of the US. Her books are available through Amazon, I-tunes and Chapters under the name H.L. Laffin.