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Holly Goldberg Sloan

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in Michigan, The United States



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September 2011


Holly Goldberg Sloan was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and spent her childhood living in California, the Netherlands, Istanbul, Washington, DC, and Oregon (where she graduated from high school). She wrote the screenplay for Angels in the Outfield and directed The Big Green, as well as a number of other successful family feature films.

The mother of two sons, Holly lives with her husband (the writer/illustrator Gary Rosen) in Santa Monica, California. I'll Be There was her debut novel. Her next book, Counting By 7s, was Amazon's best novel of the year for middle grade. Her book Just Call My Name is a follow up to I'll Be There and takes place several months after the ending of the first novel.

Appleblossom the Possum was written by Sloan and

Average rating: 4.11 · 84,917 ratings · 12,153 reviews · 9 distinct worksSimilar authors
Counting by 7s

4.16 avg rating — 63,248 ratings — published 2013 — 50 editions
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I'll Be There

4.01 avg rating — 7,977 ratings — published 2011 — 37 editions
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To Night Owl from Dogfish

4.11 avg rating — 5,936 ratings — published 2019 — 20 editions
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3.80 avg rating — 5,136 ratings — published 2017 — 18 editions
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Just Call My Name (I'll Be ...

3.86 avg rating — 1,356 ratings — published 2014 — 13 editions
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Appleblossom the Possum

3.81 avg rating — 1,308 ratings — published 2015 — 8 editions
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The Elephant in the Room

4.34 avg rating — 32 ratings — expected publication 2021 — 5 editions
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3.69 avg rating — 45 ratings — published 2002 — 6 editions
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School Dazed (Been There, D...

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“The ability to keep your mouth shut is usually a sign of intelligence”
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“When you care about other people, it takes the spotlight off your own drama.”
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“For someone grieving, moving forward is the challenge. Because after extreme loss, you want to go back.”
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message 2: by Angie

Angie Hi Holly, i really like your books! I hope we can be following up on each other, i like your books so much i want to read any new ones, please send a message to me for new books, and just well a message anyway. Goodnight from where i am have a great day or sleep, whichever comes first, -Angie

message 1: by Angie (last edited Sep 12, 2016 05:48PM)

Angie Hi Holly,
Thanks for friend me! Love your books have a good night!

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