Opp author releases second book this year

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 18, 2012



Opp’s Sheila Hollinghead is once again proving that one can accomplish anything you set your mind to.

Earlier this year, the retired Fleeta teacher published “Thundersnow,” the first in a series, and has now published the second in the series “Clothed in Thunder,” thanks to overwhelming response to her book.

“This past year has been a whirlwind,” Hollinghead said. “The response to ‘Thundersnow’ has been overwhelming. I would like to thank everyone in the surrounding area for their help and encouragement – things every writer needs since we work in near isolation.”

Hollinghead has battled rheumatoid arthritis since she was 22, and was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in the 1990s.

“Thundersnow” has received a five-star rating on Amazon, Hollinghead said.

While “Thundersnow” was loosely based on her mother’s life growing up in Covington County during the Great Depression, “Clothed in Thunder” briefly touches on her mother’s life, though most is fictional.

The newest title follows Sarah Jane, a teen now living with her aunt and uncle, as she clashes with her new teacher and the popular girl in school threatens her happiness.

In the book, Sarah Jane has moved to the fictional town of Plainsville, near Auburn.

Dan also comes back into her life, a different man.

Hollinghead said that Pauline Creeden, one of Amazon’s top reviewers called the book. “great, not good, but great, and I’m already looking forward to the third book of the series.”

Hollinghead is married to her husband of 32 years, Carl, and has two grown sons, Ray and Lee, a daughter-in-law, the former Leigh Ann Meadows, and three grandchildren.

Hollinghead will hold a book signing this Sat., Dec. 22 at the Opp Public Library from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.

Both of her books will be available for purchase.