A book is a dream you hold in your hand.
— Neil Gaiman

Holly Smale

Holly Smale is a British internationally bestselling author.

She wanted to write from the age of five, when she realised that books didn't grow on trees like apples.  Her journey took her to over thirty-two countries, and included: modelling, journalism, teaching English in Japan, cocktail waitressing, PR and packing courgettes in Australia.

Holly has a BA in English Literature and an MA in Shakespeare from Bristol University, specialising in feminism and gender studies.

GEEK GIRL was her first novel, and was the number one selling teen fiction in the UK in 2013. So far, the series has sold over a million copies, extends to nine books and has been published in thirty languages.

She was an official World Book Day author in 2015, and her debut was named by Booktrust as one of the "Fifty Books That Will Change Your Life".

When she's not travelling, Holly lives beside the seaside in Hove, England.






- Waterstones Teen Prize, Winner, 2014

- Leeds Award, Winner, 2014

- Teen Book of the Year, LoveReading4Kids, 2013

- Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Shortlist, 2013

- Queen of Teen Award, Shortlist, 2014

- Branford Boase Award, Shortlist, 2014