Nikki Terpilowski

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After achieving a B.A. in English and Marketing, with a minor in creative writing and a graduate degree in international relations, Nikki who has been a bookworm from way back decided she wanted to learn more about the publishing industry.

She interned in the industry while working in marketing communications and then established Holloway Literary in 2011. You can find her @AWomanReading on Twitter and Instagram discussing her favorite topics: books, wine, beer & whiskey, history, travel and southern living.

Watch Nikki on a  Sisters In Crime webinar

Some of Nikki’s career highlights include:

RITA Nominated Titles

  • The Smuggler Wore Silk, Alyssa Alexander, Berkley

RT Book Reviews Top Picks

  • The Smuggler Wore Silk, Alyssa Alexander, Berkley
  • In Bed With A Spy, Alyssa Alexander, Berkley
  • The Happy Hour Choir, Sally Kilpatrick, Kensington

Starred Publishers Weekly Review

  • The Smuggler Wore Silk, Alyssa Alexander, Berkley
  • In Bed With A Spy, Alyssa Alexander, Berkley

Goodreads Choice Awards Nominee 2017 – Best Mystery/Thriller

  • The Marriage Lie, Kimberly Belle, MIRA/HarperCollins

Bestsellers

  • Penne Dreadful, Catherine Bruns, Sourcebooks
  • The Marriage Lie, Kimberly Belle
  • Prada And Prejudice, Katie Oliver, HQ Digital/HarperCollins UK
  • The Happy Hour Choir, Sally Kilpatrick, Kensington

Submissions

Nikki is currently open to submissions. She is looking for:

Fiction

  • Historical Romance, especially Regency and Highlander
  • Contemporary Romance, especially diverse, small-town and or southern settings
  • Women’s Fiction, especially with magical realism and or southern settings
  • Mystery (Cozy, traditional, historical)
  • Domestic suspense/thrillers
  • Historical fiction
  • Southern fiction
  • MG (fantasy or science fiction)
  • YA (fantasy or science fiction)

Non-fiction

  • Lifestyle
  • Travel
  • Culinary
  • History
  • Yoga/Mindfulness
  • New Age

Find our submission guidelines here.

Nikki is available for speaking engagements on topics related to writing and publishing. Contact us for more information.

Additionally, Nikki is on reedsy.com providing query reviews, editorial assessments and developmental edits for full-length novels, on Stage32.com for career consultations and on WritersRoadmap.com for small-group novel writing mentorships.

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