I currently work as an outpatient physical therapist in Chicago and write whenever I can. I'm biracial, a twin (my sister also writes!), a self-proclaimed 'cool' nerd, and a fur mom to a pitty and two kitties. When I'm not reading or writing, I love to watch anime, Netflix and chill, play the In The Groove dance arcade game, and pretend to be healthy (we all know you eat peanut butter and chocolate every day, Holly).
I started writing from a very young age, though I'd often draw the book cover and only write a couple of chapters! In high school, I wrote fanfiction for the video game, Kingdom Hearts. Eventually, I wanted to write a story of a world and characters all my own! I started my YA fantasy, Ranokori Realm, in 2007, but my time and writing fell to the wayside once I started physical therapy school in 2009 and started working in 2012. I discovered NaNoWriMo in 2015 and picked Ranokori Realm back up, determined to finish the story I'd started so long ago. I completed RR's first draft in December 2015 which set me on the path towards the writer life...and I've never looked back since!
I've written three manuscripts since then and am currently editing my fourth novel, nicknamed Project Diamond. I hope to start querying soon with the goal of traditional publication.
Now, I've immersed myself in the writing community by helping others write and edit their novels as well as navigate the ups and downs of the writing life through my AuthorTube channel! I love interacting with both readers and writers alike. Subscribe to my newsletter below to stay up-to-date on all of the above plus you'll gain access to my Member's Page filled with tons of free exclusive content!
I'm the host of the Diversity is Lit Book Club, creator of the Happy Balanced Writer Workbook, co-creator of #WriterTipTues on Twitter, and judge for the 2021 Page Turner Awards Young Writer Award, a writing contest for writers aged between 18 and 25.
Authors Who Inspire Me: Victoria Schwab, Angie Thomas, Marissa Meyer, Marie Lu, J. Elle, Jason Reynolds, and Tiffany D. Jackson.