Holly Seddon – Jericho Writers
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Holly Seddon

Holly Seddon - Editor

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


Holly is the international bestselling author of ‘Try Not to Breathe,’ ‘Don’t Close Your Eyes,’, ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’,  (Corvus) ‘The Hit List’ and ‘The Woman on the Bridge’ (Orion).


After growing up in the English countryside obsessed with music and books, Holly worked in London as a journalist and editor. She now lives in South East England with her family. Alongside fellow author Gillian McAllister, Holly co-hosts the popular Honest Authors Podcast.

Find her on Twitter here: @hollyseddon



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

- Emma

“Holly’s feedback on my MSS was amazing, positive, entirely constructive and so helpful. Best of all, she liked it which was such an encouragement.”

- Rosie R.


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

Members can take a look at Holly in action as she chats about Finding the Time to Finish Your Book, or catch a live episode of Honest Authors here.


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

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