Holly the Teacher


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 dolls and stuffed animals as students.

It was no surprise, then, that she chose teaching as a career and taught middle school English for seventeen 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 the Writer


After much introspection, Holly made the difficult decision to leave the world of teaching and the students and school she loved to pursue her lifelong goal of becoming an author. That goal became reality in 2017 with the release of her first novel. Holly's secret to developing her characters? She's a people-watcher, and she sees characters and invents story lines just by observing people wherever she goes. Holly's father's 1937 Cadillac LaSalle convertible also made its way into the pages of Holly's first book.       

Holly's Other Loves


Holly is an athlete. She coached boys and girls sports for 25 years while also perfecting her golf game. She is a self-proclaimed golf nut and plays at every opportunity. She is an active member of Women Golfers Give Back, a volunteer group that promotes the game of golf for girls who would
not otherwise have the chance to play. Holly's true love, however, belongs to her husband John, also a teacher and equally avid golfer. The couple resides in Wayne, Pennsylvania.