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Hello! My name’s Holly and for the past couple of years I’ve been writing mystery-adventure stories for children, with the hope of someday being traditionally published.

I’m deliriously delighted to say that, having come to the end of a wonderful year honing my craft with the Golden Egg Academy, I’ve signed with brilliant literary agent Kate Shaw at The Viney Shaw Agency (insert screechy sounds / foot stomping / celtic jigging).

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I’m even more deliriously delighted to reveal that I’ve also recently bagged myself a publishing deal for my debut middle-grade novel. My dream of being a real-life author is finally going to become a reality (insert even wilder screechy sounds / foot stomping / celtic jigging)).

_20181004_193846Me signing my first ever publishing deal and looking pretty smug

I can’t reveal any more details until the deal has been officially announced by my publishers, but needless to say I’m absolutely over the moon! I can’t believe that I get to write stories about mysteries and ghosts and inventions and feisty red-headed girls as a job. Who’d have thought that you could actually forge a career through hanging out in your own little head whilst drinking tea?

I can’t wait to share every part of my onward adventure with you all – the good, the bad and the literary (sorry)!

So watch this space for more bookish news and writerly scribblings.

You can also follow me on twitter at @HollyRivers_Lit