What sights to wake up to, from my Australian team: first glimpses of my novel in book form. As in, a real book. That people can, like, hold. With their hands. That has paper pages. Printed with sentences I made up, in permanent ink. That can be flicked through. And sniffed. Really a book.
I need a lie down.
Monday, wildflowers. Here's to going for our dreams. With everything we've got. Step by step.
HOLLY RINGLAND grew up barefoot and wild in her mother's tropical garden on the east coast of Australia. Her interest in cultures and stories was sparked by a two-year journey her family took in North America when she was nine years old, living in a camper van and travelling from one national park to another. In her twenties, Holly worked for four years in a remote Indigenous community in the central Australian desert. Moving to England in 2009, Holly obtained her MA in Creative Writing from the University of Manchester. Her essays and short fiction have been published in various anthologies and literary journals. She now lives between the UK and Australia. To any question ever asked of Holly about growing up, writing has always been the answer.