Freelance writer and comic Holly Robinson is the author of the novels Sleeping Tigers and The Wishing Hill (being published by Penguin in July 2013) and The Gerbil Farmer’s Daughter: A Memoir. She holds a B.A. in biology from Clark University and an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and lives with her husband and their five children in Massachusetts.
Holly Robinson was successfully treated for breast cancer when her youngest child was still in kindergarten. Her mother was treated for breast cancer two years later. Those experiences led her to write Sleeping Tigers, an inspirational, often comic novel about a woman’s decision to radically alter her life after breast cancer.
Jordan O’Malley has everything she ever wanted: a job she loves, a beautiful home, and a dependable boyfriend. When her life unravels after a breast cancer scare, Jordan decides to join her wildest childhood friend in San Francisco and track down her drifter brother, Cam, who harbors secrets of his own.
When Cam suddenly flees the country, Jordan follows, determined to bring him home. Her journey takes her to the farthest reaches of majestic Nepal, where she encounters tests—and truths—about love and family that she never could have imagined.
Funny, heartbreaking, and suspenseful, Sleeping Tigers reminds us all that sometimes it’s better to follow your heart instead of a plan.
Holly donated some copies of Sleeping Tigers for the complimentary gifts for guests at the WUFC Arizona Centennial Cancer Research Fundraiser held on February 2nd, 2010 from 6:30 pm until 9:30 pm at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix Arizona 85016.