I'm an author, entrepreneur and athlete.
I develop the writing potential of successful professionals.
Holly Lynn Payne is the CEO and founder of Booxby and an internationally published novelist in eleven countries whose work has been translated into nine languages. In 2008, she founded Skywriter Books, an award-winning small press, publishing consultancy and writing coaching service. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her daughter and has served the literary community as a producer for Litquake.
When she’s not leading a tech startup, writing or coaching other writers, she enjoys getting dirty on a mountain bike and studying integrative and holistic medicine. In 2013, she earned a master’s certification in intuition medicine and is licensed to practice Intuition Medicine in California.
The Virgin's Knot, Penguin, Skywriter Books
The Sound of Blue, Penguin, Skywriter Books
Kingdom of Simplicity, Skywriter Books
Damascena, Skywriter Books
Graven Image, writer, producer USC, 20 minute short
Fung Kai, writer, producer 5 minute short
Academy of Art University, Screenwriting & Story Development
San Francisco State University, Screenwriting
California College of the Arts, MFA Writing Program
Stanford, Online Writers Studio
Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers - The Virgin's Knot
First Place Benjamin Franklin Award - Kingdom of Simplicity
Marin Arts Council Grant - Kingdom of Simplicity
National Book Award Nomination, Belgium - Kingdom of Simplicity
Grand Prize Winner, Writers Digest - Kingdom of Simplicity
Distinguished Alumni Award - University of Richmond
MFA, University of Southern California, Profressional Writing
BA, University of Richmond - magna cum laude Journalism
MIM, Academy of Intuition Medicine
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Photography by Joe Burull