Who I am and what I do
Children’s Book Author
I’m a best-selling author of seven children’s books, with almost half a million copies sold. I’ve been a guest on numerous television talk shows, have appeared in more than 300 classrooms and bookstores and been featured in magazine and newspaper articles nationwide.
I create unique rhyming stories for children (and their parents) that focus on permanent exhibits at your museum. It’s a valuable way to delight families and connect them to your museum in a more personal way.
I’m also a freelance advertising copywriter with 20+ years of experience. In 2018, one of my freelance clients, a major Science and Nature Museum, asked if I could write a children’s book about specific dinosaurs, specimens and artifacts in their exhibit. This book will be available in late 2019. I’m now available to write children’s books for aquariums, wildlife parks and art, history, science, technology and children’s museums.
I live in Boulder, Colorado and spend weekends in a cabin near Rocky Mountain National Park with our funny, fierce and fearless French Bulldog named Hula Girl.
Why should a museum publish its own children’s book?
+ It’s a great way to build your museum brand.
+ You can create meaningful connections with your target audience.
+ You can drive new revenue for your museum.
+ You can create and sell product extensions like plush toys and coloring books!
Employee of The Month
Meet Hula Girl. She’s the best office assistant a gal could have. She joined our family in November, 2018 and we’ve been laughing ever since.
How your book comes to life
A children’s book about your museum is powerful in so many ways. It will build your museum brand. It creates meaningful connections with your visitors and members. It can drive new revenue for your museum. You can even create and sell product extensions like plush toys and coloring books!
A VISIT TO YOUR SITE
Holly will travel to your museum, meet with your team and learn about the exhibits you want to feature in your children’s book
I’ll submit an outline for your children’s book
Upon approval, the manuscript for the book will be written
I can help you find an illustrator or work with one you choose
As a copywriter/creative director, I can help brainstorm marketing efforts
HELP WITH PROMOTION
I’m available for press interviews, book signings, school appearances and promotional efforts
Book Under Construction
In 2018, a major Nature and Science museum commissioned me to write a 32-page children’s book featuring “Dino Dave,” a character based on a museum curator of paleontology. He visits schools on behalf of the museum and is well known by the media, making him an ideal main character.
The book follows Dino Dave on an adventure through the museum’s Hall of Paleontology as he provides information about specific significant exhibits.
“Holly took hours of interviews and hundreds of facts, and distilled them into a fun, informative narrative that will inspire our little paleontologists-in-training.”
“Working with Holly is always a joy. Her creative approach and fresh perspective is necessary to bring clarity to sometimes challenging projects. With a mind for detail and one who always has the client’s best interest at heart she is the consummate professional. There is no project that isn’t attacked with enthusiasm and positive energy. Her self proclaimed Pollyanna perspective on life is refreshing and always welcome.”
This book is still in production, so I am unable to share artwork or content yet. However, I can provide more details to you over the phone, and connect you with my museum client, as well.
Holly has sold more than 480,000 children’s books and has appeared at 300+ bookstores and classrooms.
My first six books are non-denominational books about God that introduced children to basic concepts about spirituality, including gratitude, joy and trusting one’s inner voice.
My seventh book, Lucy Goose Goes To Texas, is about a Canada Goose named Lucy who learns importance lessons about teamwork and cooperation during a journey to Texas. The book blends facts about Canada geese and their migration, behaviors and science.
Let’s talk about a children’s book for your museum!
My location – Boulder, Colorado
Business hours – Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. MST