New Book (due out winter 2016)
Classes, Workshops, Events and Appearances
November 12–13 — Screenwriting Workshop, Write Your Script in a Weekend!
December 10–11 — Atlanta WINTER Writers Retreat 3 spots left!
Beginning Jan. 3, 2017 — 15-Day “Kick in the Ass” Writers Challenge! sold out!
January 22, 2017 — Atlanta’s Most Popular Blogging Class
By Appointment — ONE-ON-ONE 3-Day Creative Writing with Hollis Gillespie
“Meet April … one of my FAVORITE young adult main characters to date. Simply unforgettable, and the laughable-but-believable way the climax of this story takes place will keep you on the edge of your seat … .Pick this up for a great read.” — YA Books Central
“Gillespie managed comedy on top of a story that . . . worked in so many ways. I thought I’d find the book a decent way to pass a few hours, and instead I found myself rapt.” — YoungAdultBooks.About.com
Confessions of a Recovering Slut (and Other Love Stories) (HarperCollins)
“A very trippy trip through Gillespie’s head, rendered in glittery, jangly, spectacularly vulgar prose.” — Atlanta Journal Constitution
“Candid. Wise. Funny.” — Marie Claire
“A bleakly comic masterpiece.” — Dallas Morning News
“Riotous, raunchy and surprisingly touching.” — Miami Herald
“A Second Helping of self-consciously quirky, bite-sized anecdotes . . . Fans of the Atlanta writer’s potty-mouthed humor and frank observations will find plenty of both here.” — Washington Post
“If you judge a book by its title, you might think Gillespie’s latest collection of autobiographical essays features torrid tales of bed-hopping and boozing. You’d be half-right…” — New York Post (4 star review)
“If Hollis Gillespie was a character in one of my books, I’m sure she’d be the feisty, headstrong best friend who says something really, really funny before getting whacked in the head with a machete.” — Karin Slaughter, #1 NYT international best-selling author of Fractured