I live in a little white cottage overlooking the sea. I studied media at university which led to a very glitzy career as a hotel receptionist followed by an even more glamorous two years working in a bank. The moment that one of my colleagues received the much coveted carriage clock for fifteen years’ service was the moment when I knew I had to escape. I quit my job and returned to university to train to be a teacher. Three years later, I emerged wide eyed and terrified that I now had responsibility for the development of thirty young minds. I taught for four years and then escaped the classroom to teach history workshops, dressing up as a Viking one day and an Egyptian High Priestess the next. But the long journeys around the UK and many hours sat on the M25 gave me a lot of time to plan out my stories and I now write full time, doing what I love.
I have been writing for 8 years. I was shortlisted for the New Talent Award at the Festival of Romance. My first brush with being a published author was winning the Sunlouger short story competition. My short story was published in the Sunlounger anthology alongside some of my favourite romance authors. I won the Carina Valentine’s competition at the Festival of Romance with my novel The Guestbook at Willow Cottage. I was shortlisted for Best Romantic Read, Best eBook and Innovation in Romantic Fiction at the Festival of Romance. I’m the bestselling author of 26 books selling over a million books worldwide. My books have been translated into French, German, Italian, Dutch, Bulgarian, Estonian, Turkish and Russian.
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow me on Twitter @HollyMAuthor