Wisdom from the Publishing World with Holly Tierney
Welcome to the August installment of the 2021 Author Series, where a published author takes the stage and tells us what they wish they had known before they published their first book.
Holly Tierney, our August author, writes women's fiction, thrillers, mysteries, romantic comedies, and more. One of her books has even achieved Kindle Unlimited All-Star status! If you’ve been following me for a while, you may remember that I’ve gushed about her stories in the past. You can read those reviews here and here.
The image below shows less than half of the books she's written!!
Holly Tierney is the author of over twenty novels and novellas including Kindle Unlimited All-Star winner Sweet Hollow Women. Her books feature quirky, flawed characters and the kind of crazy scenarios that could only happen to someone you probably know. Count on her stories to have unexpected twists and turns, dark secrets, and lots of laughs.
Holly is also an artist and miniaturist, creator of the mid-century dollhouse restoration blog flipthisminihouse.com, and the author of several non-fiction books about creating miniatures. (See below.)
She lives in Madison, Wisconsin. When she's not writing or decorating her real house or mini houses, she's traveling.
What do I wish I would have known before publishing my first book?
I'd tell my pre-published self not to get hung up on finding a traditional publisher. For years I sent out queries and pitched to agents at writing seminars but couldn't get a deal. I felt helpless and like my career was in everyone else's hands. Once I finally let go of that plan and published on my own, I was in control of my writing and publishing journey and so much happier. If other people can't help you get where you want to go, find your own way.
Learn more Holly’s books and follow her on these platforms:
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Holly-Tierney-Bedord/e/B00M3C9W3E
And you should really check out her fun books that detail her miniaturist hobby! (Click on the book cover image for purchase link.)