Holly Spofford was born and raised outside Philadelphia. As a young girl, she set up classrooms at home and played school with her collection of stuffed animals as students.
It was no surprise, then, that she chose teaching as a career and taught middle school English for seventeen years. As well, she coached boys and girls sports for 25 years. Students most enjoyed the mystery unit she developed and refreshed every year. This unit served as the inspiration for her first novel, A Letter for Hoot.
Holly made the difficult decision to leave the world of teaching and the students she loved to pursue her lifelong goal of becoming an author. That goal became reality in 2017 with the release of her first novel, A Letter for Hoot. She followed that with her riveting, award winning sequel, Hot Ice, Cold Blood in 2020. Her second book was a finalist for Thriller of the Year by Killer Nashville and The Independent Author Network. It also was recognized by Indie Brag as a finalist in the same category. Her third novel, The Even Game, is a heart-stopping rollercoaster ride of a thriller. It is the last chapter of the Daisy Taylor and NIck Tyson story. Holly's secret to developing her characters? She's a people-watcher, and she sees characters and invents story lines just by observing.
Reading, writing, swimming, playing golf with her father and playing with her grandchildren are among Holly's loves. As an avid golfer, she believes golf and writing have many similarities. Both require patience, respect and practice. She believes that one must choose and execute the shots just like one must choose the words and write the story. Both carry risks. Both demand focus. Her third novel, The Even Game was published in March of 2022. Holly and her husband John reside outside of Philadelphia.
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