Holly Smale

Discover how bestselling author, Holly Smale, compares writing a story to building a house out of lego and much more!
Collecting Ideas with Holly Smale

About The Author:

Holly Smale is the internationally bestselling, award-winning author of the ‘Geek Girl’ series. She was unexpectedly spotted by a top London modelling agency at the age of fifteen and spent the following two years falling over on catwalks, going bright red and breaking things she couldn’t afford to replace. By the time Holly had graduated from Bristol University with a BA in English Literature and an MA in Shakespeare she had given up modelling and set herself on the path to becoming a writer. ‘Geek Girl’ was the no. 1 bestselling young adult fiction title in the UK in 2013. It was shortlisted for several major awards including the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and the Branford Boase award, nominated for the Queen of Teen award and won the teen and young adult category of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and the 11-14 category of the Leeds Book Award.

About The Book:

Sisters Hope, Faith and Mercy have everything: fame, success, money and beauty. But what Hope wants most of all is love, and it doesn’t matter how far she has to go to find it. Except real-life isn’t like the movies. Even if you’re a Valentine… Happy Girl Lucky is the first hilarious, heart-warming book in The Valentines series.

Praise for Holly’s books:

‘A feel-good satisfying gem that will have teens smiling from cover to cover, and walking a little taller after reading” – Books for Keeps
‘A smart, sassy and very funny debut.” – The Bookseller

'The Valentines' Videos and Resources

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