Holly Seddon – Jericho Writers
Jericho Writers
167-169 Great Portland street, 5th Floor, London, W1W 5PF
UK: +44 (0)330 043 0150
US: +1 (646) 974 9060

Your Writing Mentor Holly Seddon

Get one-to-one feedback on your crime, suspense or thriller novel

Holly Seddon

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

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.

Specialises in: Thriller, suspense, crime.

Holly provides tuition for our Mentoring Service.

Why we love Holly

Holly is an integral part of the Jericho Writers team and we can all personally attest to how wonderful she is to work with. Holly is endlessly supportive and champions all writers she works with. She has a fundamental understanding of how brilliant books are written and can demystify the process in a way that is clear and helpful.

What Holly says about Mentoring

Nurturing talent and encouraging writers to develop their voices and create the best work they can is a passion. Whether through manuscript critiquing, answering listener questions on the Honest Authors podcast or acting as an early reader to peers, it’s a real joy to help a writer pinpoint their goals, identify their challenges and recognise the steps they need to take to achieve the results they deserve.

I will be patient and encouraging, gentle but honest. This is about you, your voice and your story. I cannot do the work for you but I can help you dig deep and find your own path to writing a novel you’re proud to submit to agents or publishers.

I am best placed to help those who seek the traditional publishing route (not self-publishing), and specialise in adult fiction – there are other mentors better suited to helping YA/children’s writers and those working on non-fiction.

Mentoring sessions would be conducted over Skype or Zoom, or even email if this is the format you’re most comfortable with. We would arrange mutually convenient times and establish your expectations and priorities early on. Depending on your needs, I may read a sample of your work (or several samples) during the course of our mentoring relationship.

Before anything else though, we would have an informal chat and make sure we’re a good fit.


There is no way, no way, I would be where I am now without your insights, support and guidance.

John S

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