HOLLY KENNEDY was born in Alberta, Canada and because she grew up with three brothers and a sister, she was rarely ever alone. She was a happy tomboy, forever fishing or climbing trees or riding her bike down a staircase (no joke), but when she wasn't doing those things, she was reading.
Holly always wanted to be a writer, but it wasn't until after she'd married and had kids that she finally decided to chase her dream. In 2002 she attended Francis Ford Coppola's Zoetrope Writers Workshop with her short story The Tin Box, which became her first novel.
Her second novel, The Penny Tree, was published not long after that, and the third, The Silver Compass, followed a year later. Today she lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with her family, where she's busy writing her next novel, Keeper of the Pond.