S. J. I. Holliday
S. J. I. (Susi) Holliday grew up in Haddington, East Lothian. She spent many years working in her family’s newsagent and pub before escaping to St Andrews, Dundee and Edinburgh to study microbiology and statistics. She has worked as a statistician in the pharmaceutical industry for over sixteen years, but it was on a six-month round-the-world-trip that she took with her husband in 2006 that she rediscovered her passion for writing.
After abandoning her first attempt at a paranormal thriller, she wrote hundreds of crime and horror short stories before finally sitting down to write the book she was always meant to write. Based on a true-life creepy event, Black Wood was the first of a loosely-linked series set in the fictional town of Banktoun. Her novel Violet is currently being developed as a feature film. Her most recent standalones, written as Susi Holliday combine high-concept plots with classic crime and a hint of a speculative, technological edge.
She lives in London, except with the magnetic pull of Scotland attracts her back, and she can usually be found in cafes, pubs, hanging around at book festivals and on Facebook and Twitter.
Facebook - SJIHolliday
Twitter - @SJIHolliday
Represented by: Philip Patterson
Substitute (Thomas & Mercer, 2021)
The Last Resort (Thomas & Mercer, 2020)
Violet (Orenda Books, 2019)
The Lingering (Orenda Books, 2018)
The Deaths of December (Mulholland Books, 2017)
Black Wood (2015, Black and White)