Holly Brough did not love to read until after she gave birth to her first child. Her mother was an avid reader, from self-help books to romance to historical to religious. Their family library was extensive. At a young age, Holly found it difficult to grasp the importance of sitting down in a quiet room with a book in hand. Not until she became a parent did she value the way books could be helpful, providing adventure, hope, solutions, and insight through the eyes of someone else. Writing The Name I Choose has been a rewarding challenge. She has loved sharing Amalia’s story with her husband, three children, and close friends and family.