Holly Goldberg Sloan
Author of Short, Appleblossom the Possum, I'll Be There, Counting by 7s and Just Call My Name
Bio: Holly Goldberg Sloan was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan and spent a peripatetic childhood (following her Professor father and architect mother) living in California, The Netherlands, Istanbul, Turkey (where she went to high school), Washington D.C. and Oregon. She attended college at Wellesley in Massachusetts. After graduating, Holly went to New York City and took a job at Grey Advertising answering phones and writing at night and on weekends. A year later she had moved to Los Angeles where she sold her first screenplay at the age of twenty-four to Paramount Pictures. Holly has written eight successful family feature films, three for the Walt Disney Company, including the baseball classic Angels in the Outfield, and the soccer movie, The Big Green. She also wrote the Universal Pictures comedy Made in America. The mother of two sons, Holly lives in Santa Monica, California with her husband, writer Gary Rosen. She is a sports fan, loves to cook, and she has never met a dog she didn’t find captivating. Holly considers her book I'll Be There to be the most rewarding thing she's ever done in her work life.