Holly grew up in Wales where she spent hours at my little desk, drawing and writing stories in jumpers hand-knitted by my Grandma. A lot of this time was also spent reading stories by Roald Dahl and wishing that she was Pippi Longstocking (she still does!)
As a teenager Holly spent her time acting, and was lucky enough to play the role of meany Drusilla Paddock in the CITV adaptation of Jill Murphy’s The Worst Witch. It was a life-changing experience and she got to spend three months of every year filming in London and Canada with a gang of equally precocious teenage girls. Quite naturally, mischief ensued…
After that, and adamant that she wasn’t going to spend her days in an office wearing a beige suit, she tried her hand at many things including acting, selling soap, juicing, film-making and even managing a posh delicatessen. Nothing ever quite felt right.
Having eventually found a passion working as a children’s drama facilitator and storyteller, she decided to have a go at writing for children. She started penning a story about a tenacious young inventor named Demelza, and soon realised that she never wanted to stop. With a rough draft of Demelza Clock & The Spectre Detectors in hand, she was accepted onto Golden Egg Academy’s Foundation Year in 2017, and have never looked back.
In her spare time she loves traveling, drawing, eating sushi, listening to twinkly folk music, playing ukulele, cooking roast dinners, trawling through charity shops, watching Labyrinth (again) and spending time with her girlfriend, family and chums.