Holly has a graduate diploma in Psychology, Secondary teaching and a B.A. in English.
She has written stories that have been published as children's educational readers, written children's school plays, and has worked as a professional storyteller. Since studying psychology and teaching, Holly has taught gifted children, continues writing for the stage and has a passion for theatre generally.
In 2019 her play Cassie won the Playwrights Association of New Zealand Short Play Competition.