Hey there, I’m Holly! I’m a self-published author and a Digital Marketing Coach for Romance Writers based in the theatre city of Stratford, Ontario. I’m so happy you’re here! To date, I’ve self-published six contemporary romance novels and am in the final stages of writing the seventh. In addition, for over six years I’ve helped nearly 1,000 entrepreneurs grow their businesses with proven marketing strategies in my online courses. And it all began with my passion for writing!
After penning my first piece on Cleopatra’s many lovers in a high school Ancient Egyptian History class, my teacher immediately asked if I had any interest in writing soap operas. Lo and behold, my dreams of being a romance writer were born! Despite graduating from Fanshawe College with a Music Business degree, I have always loved story-telling. Even as I worked in the entertainment industry, for years I filled countless journals with romantic short stories, dreamy heroes, and exciting plot twists. Little did I know my favourite hobby would turn into a business one day!
Following my exit from the music industry, I owned a brick and mortar children’s store, where I gained valuable entrepreneurial experience I still teach my students today. However in YEAR, I returned to my love of story-telling full-force and began writing the Murphy series. What makes my stories unique is that they are the perfect mixture of amorous moments, nail-biting suspense, and quirky characters. I love composing a page-turner that allows the reader to unwind, immersing them in a realistic love story of pain, humour, and promise.
Combining my love of writing and marketing, I have also put together multiple courses and own and operate a digital marketing coaching business. My mission is to teach romance writers how to use social media to increase their sales and cultivate loyal fan bases. My signature course, The Romance Writer’s Marketing Academy, is five and a half modules of marketing goodness based on the results (and income) I’ve generated for my clients. Whether you’re a brand new author or an experienced writer trying to cut through the noise, I’d love to work with you to turn your readers into raving fans!
When I’m not coaching or writing, you can find me curled up with a hot cup of coffee (that I’m still most likely desperately trying to quit), my husband Mike, our two daughters, and our yellow lab, Starz.