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New Orleans is dirty, dangerous, and fraught with corruption--I can't imagine writing about or living anywhere else.


Background Information

I am a former New Orleans prosecutor and a current appellate public defender. My novel, Gumbo Justice, features a prosecutor, and my experience at the D.A.'s Office is primarily what I drew upon for the novel.

I am also a former CanCan girl, having worked my way through undergrad as a Drama major at the now defunct Can Can Cabaret on Bourbon Street in the Royal Sonesta Hotel. It's not as bad as it sounds- it was a fun family show with no nudity.

The publication of Gumbo Justice by Oak Tree Press was set back a year because I was in a near fatal head-on collision with a drunk driver and was immobile for seven months.  Fortunately, my publisher was willing to wait, and Gumbo Justice was released in 2009.  the second in the series, Jambalaya Justice, was published July of 2011, and I am working on the third, Chocolate City Justice, which should be published by Oak Tree by the end of the year.

My favorite writer of all time is Hemingway, although I have to include John Kennedy Toole and Tennessee Williams near the top of the list.

 

 

Birth Place
New Orleans, LA USA
Accomplishments

Best Published Novel, 2011 PSWA Writing Competition, Gumbo Justice
Best Unpublished Nove, 2011 PSWA Writing Competition, Jambalaya Justice
Third Place Biz of Screenwriting 2 Screenwriting Competition;
Screenplay Awards- Angel Trap - First Runner Up Acclaim, 2009, Nevada Film Festival Silver Screen Award, Finalist in Page, 2009, Exposurama 2009, Script Showcase 2009, Wildsound Spring '09 Screenplay Contest, Semi-finalist Shriekfest 2009
JD 1996 Loyola University

Additional Information

I am currently finishing up Chocolate City Justice, the third in the Crescent City Mystery Series.

Contact Information
Holli Castillo
P. O. Box 2333 
Marrero LA 70073   USA
Contact Author: Holli Castillo
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Holli Castillo Facebook
My Facebook page, gives the most current information about me and is updated frequently.

Holli Castillo personal website
My personal website, shows my current websites and has links to additional websites about me.

Gumbo Justice website
Website for my first novel, Gumbo Justice. The first chapter is posted.

My blog, Holli's works in progress
This is my blog, mostly about what I'm working on as well as challenges in my personal life.




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