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Indie Support Sunday: Holly Whitworth

I feel like Holly and I have been following each other on social media since the beginning of our respective author journeys. So it’s always exciting to have an author I’ve connected with early on featured in the series. While I haven’t read Holly’s books yet (don’t worry, they’re on my Kindle waiting to be devoured), I’ve always loved her covers and promotions. Because as much as we indie authors struggle and stress about marketing, it does the job of getting people interested in our books.

Holly has dabbled in closed door romances, but now writes open door, so don’t be surprised when you pick up one of her older books! The Offer is Holly’s latest release, but all of her books can be found in Kindle Unlimited!


Who or what inspired you to write?

My love for reading inspired me to want to write books. But then again, I think I inspired myself to step out of my comfort zone and do something I never thought I'd do.

What’s the best and worst part about being an indie author? 

The best is most definitely the readers. The worst part is the criticism for sure. 

Why did you choose to self-publish instead of going the traditional route?

So that I can and do whatever and whenever I want. I love being able to choose my own schedule. 

When you’re not writing, what do you do to get the creative juices flowing?

Listen to music or watch romantic comedy movies

If you were to recommend books to me (in any genre), what would they be?

I always recommend The Idea of You by Robinne Lee or anything by Meghan Quinn

What are your top 5 tips or pieces of advice for aspiring authors?

  1. Take your time

  2. Breaks are a must

  3. Don't read negative reviews

  4. You are never alone

  5. And your work and story matters 


Why did you choose romance as the genre to write in? What is your favorite thing about the genre?

It's my favorite to read and I love a good romance movie. 

If not romance/subgenres of romance, what genre would you like to write in?


What are your most and least favorite tropes?

Accidental pregnancy is my least and billionaire is my favorite 

What are some tropes you want to write in the future?

Marriage of Convenience 

If you write open door romance, why did you choose that and what inspires your sex scenes?

I've written both and I think open door just better shows the connection between characters. 


Can you briefly tell me about your books?

My books are fun, sweet, and feel-good stories. They also include a lot of friendship too. 

Do you already have a favorite character from the stories you’ve written?

This is tough because I love them all. I think there's a piece of me in each one

If you were to cast your book for a movie/television show, who would you cast in the lead roles?

I would love to see James Lafferty play Jansen in my book Over the Fence. He's the only character I've always had actor chosen for 

How much of yourself do you put into these characters?

Probably more than I should. Lol

What is a story/stories that you really want to tell?

Relatable stories

Is there one common element that readers can find in all your stories?

That my FMCs love to eat 

What’s next on the bookshelf for you? Anything you can tell us about a future project?

I'm currently writing a billionaire romance 

When you write these stories, what are you hoping your readers will feel?

I'm hoping readers will feel the love between the characters. And that my stories come from the heart. 


  • Paperbacks, hardbacks, ebooks or audiobooks

  • Single or Dual POV

  • Standalones, series and standalones in a series

  • Open door, ajar door or closed door romances

  • Music or silence when writing 

  • Plotter, pantser or plantser

  • Water, tea, coffee or….wine?

  • Cold and warm weather

  • Write better in the morning, afternoon or night?

  • Illustrated or photo cover?

Give Holly a follow over on Instagram and Threads. And you can buy signed paperbacks directly from her as well!


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