Pull back the curtain and see how a suspense writer puts the thrills and chills together.


This is a very big day for me!

Welcome to my new website. I am so happy with it, and I have to give my dear friend Kyla Roma tons of props for doing such an amazing job. I was really concerned about communicating my vision to a designer, especially since I wasn’t entirely sure what my vision was.

Thankfully, Kyla is very skilled at reading between the lines, and from the very first version, I was thrilled. She totally nailed it! I hope you love it as much as I do.

But that’s not everything that’s new. If you click here, you will see my awesome book trailer! Created by Jarrod Tully and Drew Kozub of Storm the Castle Media, it’s a spooky sneak peek at my new novella, The Bear Who Wouldn’t Leave, which Samhain Horror will release as an eBook on May 5, 2015. In October, you’ll be able to purchase the full Childhood Fears Anthology as a trade paperback.

I had so much fun shooting the trailer. Working with Jarrod and Drew is always a blast, and it’s a thrill to introduce you to a very promising young actor, Ian Argue. Ian was a true professional who made our lives a lot easier. And he loves horror, which is a bonus! I’d like to thank everyone who was involved in the project, with a special shout out to Kim Sheldon, who lent us her home and her son for hours upon hours.

If you sign up for my newsletter, you’ll be able to read my novel Lost for free. I’m planning to publish the newsletter quarterly, unless there is really big news that requires a special edition. You can sign up without fear, because I’m never going to inundate you with crap or spam you with constant appeals to buy my book. I promise.

Thanks so much for all of your support and encouragement. Please let me know what you think of the site and trailer in a comment, and if you like what you see, please share, share, share!

Love you guys. xoxo

1 part newsletter, 1 part unnerving updates,
2 parts sneak peeks of new projects.


  1. Donna Wills

    Holli, I am so proud of you for reaching for your dreams! This great website is another step in that direction. Looking forward to reading the novella and continuing to follow your journey.

    • holli

      Thanks so much for the kind words, Donna! You’re the first comment on the new site…can’t think of a better person to leave it.

      I appreciate all your love and support.

  2. Elle

    Holli, this is gorgeous, incredible, awesome, creepy in a good way. Shoot, I’d need to be a writer to come up with enough adjectives. Congrats on your site launch, and on the trailer. It is all incredble.

    • JH

      Thank you so much! Your opinion and support mean the world to me, Elle. I hope you know that.

      As for the website and trailer, I’m surrounded by multitalented friends.

  3. Javier

    Fantastic new website, Holli! Congratulations.

    • JH

      Thanks very much, Javier! Glad you found your way over here.

      The website, trailer, and photos are what you’d call a long-term investment. 😉

  4. Ev Bishop

    Congratulations, Holli! Your new website is GORGEOUS, gave me chills actually. I love its simplicity–and all the creepy things that the cracks suggest. 🙂

    I’m so excited about what the future has in store for you–and your readers–in 2015 and beyond.

    • JH

      Thanks so much, Ev! I really love what Kyla did with the design. She got me right away. A lot of horror sites are scary, and not in a good way.

      It was awesome to see that Joel’s bio photos meshed with the new design so perfectly. Apparently cracks are a thing!

      I appreciate your kind words and support.

  5. Christine

    Your new page looks amazing and the trailer is super creepy! I can’t wait to read it. Congratulations <3

    • JH

      Thanks so much, Christine! Today has been so nerve-wracking, waiting for people’s reactions…or even worse, lack thereof! 🙂

  6. Kyla Roma

    Happy launch day! I’m so glad you’re happy with the design, and your book trailer is so creepy!! Congratulations! 🙂

    • JH

      Thanks, Kyla! I really appreciate everything you’ve done for me.

      Creepy is good. 🙂

  7. Stephanie Faris

    Awesome book trailer. The growl at the end was particularly spooky. They did such a good job!

    • JH

      Thanks, Stephanie! I think so too…I really love it.

      I also liked the growl…part bear, part monster, which is absolutely perfect for my book.


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