Today we have another installment for my advice series celebrating the launch of 101 Success Secrets for Gifted Kids: The Ultimate Guide.

Today’s guest – Tell Me A Secret and Don’t Breathe a Word Author, Holly Cupala: 

Holly Cupala wrote teen romance novels before she ever actually experienced teen romance. When she did, it became all about tragic poetry and slightly less tragic novels. She has worked with the Western Washington chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, been a readergirlz diva, and now serves on the board of the University of Washington Writing Program. When she isn’t writing and making art, she spends time with her husband and daughter in Seattle, Washington. These days, her writing is less about tragedy and more about hope.

TELL ME A SECRET is her first novel, and her second, DON’T BREATHE A WORD, is coming October 2011 from HarperCollins. Ten percent of the author’s proceeds go toward World Vision’s Hope for Sexually Exploited Girls.

Take it away Holly:

If I could give a child one piece of advice for life, it would be this:
I believe that we as humans have been made with purpose wired into us, into our very DNA. Not a thing is wasted in the continuum of our lives, neither hurts nor joys. Every one of those experiences weaves into our reasons for being.
How do you find your purpose? Live. Hope. Look. It takes time, but meaningful things often do.

I just love the profound nature of this advice – we DO all have a purpose! THANK YOU Holly. I sincerely hope we get a chance to meet in person one day.

Be sure to leave a comment and be entered into the EPIC BLOG TOUR contest going on throughout the tour. And be sure to visit today’s tour stop  on Ali Cross’s blog. She talks specifically about the impact the book has had on her and her family here. Thanks Ali!

See you there!


7 thoughts on “Wherein Author Holly Cupala Shares Her Advice…

  1. We definitely all have purpose and sometimes it can seem like we don’t, but I love how she reminds us to ‘”hope” and “look”. It takes time and we need that hope while we wait, but the hope is useless if we stop looking. Life takes a lot of patience, but the best things are always worth the wait. Love this advice!

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