Polly Holyoke is the author of the award-winning Neptune Trilogy and the acclaimed Skyriders series. She grew up hiking, skiing and camping in the Colorado mountains. A former social studies teacher, she has LOVED books and reading. She even wrote her first book, 2 Days at Eagle Pass Ranch, with her best friend when she was in fifth grade. This remarkable tale about two girls outwitting horse thieves was never published, but it did get her hooked on writing stories.
Polly has always adored horses and been fascinated by the Pegasus myth. Her favorite picture book when she was little was a beautifully illustrated story of the Greek hero Bellerophon who tamed Pegasus, and together they defeated the terrible three-headed chimera terrorizing Lycea. She’s also been intrigued by the brave young riders of the American Pony Express, and she combined elements of both to create her Skyriders series.
Her husband introduced her to scuba diving, and she’s been fortunate enough to dive all over the world. Like her heroine Nere in her Neptune Trilogy, she is mildly claustrophobic, so she doesn’t dive in wrecks or lava tubes anymore.
She currently lives in the mountains of Colorado with two rescue Chihuahuas and a nice husband who puts up with piles of books all over their house. She enjoys going to work in her pajamas and getting paid for daydreaming.
Five Cool Factoids About Polly
Until recently her family had SIX pets: two spoiled rescue Chihuahuas, a sweet beagle mutt, two lazy cats and two parakeets. Now, they just have Coco and Jeremy (wearing their Halloween costumes), and they are very good company when she is writing.
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