Countdown To Christmas: Days 10,11,12 and 13!

Hi everyone! Sorry – I know I’m terrible at keeping these up to date, but I have exhaustion so it’s a bit hard to stay awake to do anything!

For days 10 – 13 you get an ANNOUNCEMENT (ooh!):

I am glad to announce that I will be re-writing THE SNOW KILLER in order to make it bigger and better!

This makes any copies of THE SNOW KILLER out there now Limited Edition (and probably signed) so lucky you if you have one!

The Snow Killer by Melissa Holden

I plan to have the work done by Spring 2015 but maybe don’t hold me to that. Lorna Holland (co-author of AFTER US) is helping me out for this one, so big shout out to her!


I will still be using the same cover that Mark Looker designed, just because I love it so much, and the current version will be available right up and till release day! I will also be adding a print edition of the book for all those paperback lovers out there.

I hope this was exciting news for you all – I know it’s got me feeling excited and festive!

Announcement: Searching For Katherine Postponed

I’m reluctant to announce this so late in the game, but I’ve decided that Searching for Katherine is not ready for public release.

After the wonderful feedback from my beta readers, editors, friends and lecturers, I have realized that the book just isn’t the best it could be.

There was just so much work to be done, but it took a conversation with a writer/lecturer to realize what I was doing. I was rushing the book because I was so excited about it, but in truth it just isn’t ready!

But not to worry, Searching for Katherine will be available one day in the future, but not yet. There is still a lot to fix, reconsider and perhaps remove. And rather than rush this for the release date in two weeks, I have decided to hold off for a few months until I have time to reflect on the story.

Artwork by Deborah Bretherton. Book by Melissa Holden

Artwork by Deborah Bretherton. Book by Melissa Holden

I’m a little sad that I’ve had to postpone the book release, but I think it’s for the best. Searching for Katherine needs a lot more work that I just can’t do right now.

But in the coming months, I will be working on it and it is still a priority. it just needs to step back for a little while so I can forget about it, and come back to it with fresh eyes and a new perspective.

I would like to thank everyone who helped me develop the book, and those who helped me review and promote it. (Also, thank you to Debbie for her beautiful artwork – I’m sorry I’ll have to hide it from the world for a few years.) I sincerely appreciate your help and the time you took out of your lives to support a budding writer. It is because of all this that I realized I couldn’t possibly publish now – I want to produce an amazing book,  not a good one.

Thank you to everyone for your support and help. I’m going to dedicate my near future to other projects, and let Searching for Katherine develop in silence in a virtual drawer.

Could anyone with related posts upcoming please not publish them – sorry for any inconvenience. Obviously, if they have already published – that’s not an issue.