Holly Ringland | Hard Cover | October 2023
The beautiful & inspiring new book about creativity & overcoming our fears from the bestselling author of The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart & The Seven Skins of Esther Wilding
An uplifting, positive and powerful book about breaking through fear and finding joy through creativity, from bestselling author, Holly Ringland.
The House that Joy Built is about the transformative power of finding joy through creativity, and offers a jump-start for anyone whose desire to create is flattened by fear. Fear of feeling vulnerable, of criticism and judgement from others, of not being good enough, of having 'bad' ideas, of being 'too much'. This book is for everyone who has ever felt stuck creatively. It is for those yearning to write, and also for anyone who longs to create but doesn't know how to find a way into, or back to their imagination.
Uplifting, powerful and inspiring, The House That Joy Built is an exhilarating, openhearted clarion call to experience the joy and freedom of creativity.
'A joyous gift from the heart, practical and wise. Blasts those I-can't-do-this terrors with both barrels.' Susan Johnson, Aphrodite's Breath
'I adored The House That Joy Built - it's readable, relatable and raw. A gentle call to action for creatives. This book is my new talisman for a creative life - it will hold my hand when I'm drowning in self-doubt and fear. Holly lays her heart on the page and encourages readers to do the same.' Amy Lovat, Mistakes and Other Lovers
Holly Ringland is the author of the international bestseller The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart, which has been translated into thirty languages and adapted into a global seven-part TV series starring Sigourney Weaver and produced by Amazon Prime Video and Made Up Stories. In 2019, The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart won the Australian Book Industry Award General Fiction Book of the Year. In 2021, Holly co-hosted an eight-episode ABC TV series, Back to Nature, with Aaron Pedersen. After living between Australia and the UK for ten years, Holly has been based in the Yugambeh region of southeast Queensland since 2020, where she wrote The Seven Skins of Esther Wilding in her 'office', a vintage caravan named Frenchie. Upon publication, The Seven Skins of Esther Wilding became an instant national bestseller, and it was named 2022 Book of the Year by Booktopia.