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Holly Seddon

Holly Seddon - Editor

Holly is an international bestselling author with three published novels to date.

Holly Seddon is the international bestselling author of Try Not to Breathe, which has been translated into nearly 20 languages and has sold around 300,000 copies in all formats across the world. Her follow up thriller Don’t Close Your Eyes was released in 2017 and became a number one audiobook. Love Will Tear Us Apart, Holly’s first women’s fiction novel, was published in 2018 and shortlisted for the Hearst Big Books Award, 2019.

Her fourth novel, thriller After Dark, will be published in early 2021 by Trapeze (Orion). Holly has particular interest in crime, thriller and literary women’s fiction. Alongside fellow author Gillian McAllister, Holly co-hosts the popular Honest Authors Podcast and has recently started her first solo podcast, The Second Act with Holly Seddon. She was previously a journalist and editor, specialising in feature writing with particular interest in parenting, fitness and lifestyle. Holly lives in Amsterdam with her husband, four children and two dogs.

From us


Holly is endlessly supportive and encouraging of every writer we send her way. We love her concise and on-point editorial style. Holly is also on the Jericho Writers core team as our Community Manager and we can confirm she is an absolute star to work with!

From them


I understand that sometimes the difference between a good book and a great book is getting the right advice. My own writing has benefited enormously from professional and peer insights, which have helped turn my promising manuscripts into bestsellers. Now I would like to share what I’ve learned to help other aspiring writers find their voice, polish their plots and achieve success.

Throughout my years as a feature writer, I have learned to get to the heart of the story and shape it in a way that keeps people reading. And as an editor, I have a critical eye and attention to detail. I promise to be encouraging and kind in my feedback, as I know how hard you will have worked on it. I particularly love novels with shades of grey, where villains have a back-story and heroes have their secrets. And I love to see women portrayed in all our messy, funny, glory. I am happy to take on line editing and development editing work.

Genres Holly specialises in

Literary (Including ‘bookclub’)
Crime / Thriller / Action
Short Stories & novellas
Plays and screen scripts

Holly's published books

Love Will Tear Us Apart

Love Will Tear Us Apart

Don’t Close Your Eyes

Don’t Close Your Eyes

Try Not to Breathe

Try Not to Breathe


“Holly Seddon came back to me with a great and extensive report, much more detailed than I expected. So, great value for money!” <br />

- Emma

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