Hey, I'm Rebecca Holland at Velvet Opus and this is my story

When I was 15, I knew I wanted to be a writer.

I dreamt of penning the next bestselling novel, and crammed two folders full of stories.

But as a girl from a working class background in North West England, I didn’t believe I could.

Instead, I studied law at University. Trading novels for textbooks, I learned the language of law and wrote compelling legal arguments.

For 7 years, I helped SME’s to Fortune 500 companies protect their brands with contracts and IP.

In 2020, I launched Velvet Opus as a book blog to celebrate female writers and something changed.

I began to believe that I could.

That I could use my passion for compelling storytelling to write.

So, I quit my job.

I quit my job to pursue my childhood dream of being a writer.

Now, a few years later, I write for brands and individuals that want to level up their writing with words that inspire, empower and entertain.

Velvet Opus embodies my blossoming body of writing services: from content to copy, and of course, the book blog that started it all.

Be a part of my next chapter.

Hey, I'm Rebecca Holland at Velvet Opus and this is my story

Book blog

My book blog is where I share my passion for all things books! πŸ“š

It’s got reviews, articles, and even an interview or two.

A few of my favourite blog posts:

  • 5 Beach Reads That Aren’t Set On A Beach
    We all love a good beach read. A feel-good book that entertains you on your break from work. And contrary to the name, they don’t have to be set on or at a beach! If, like me, you’re looking for some alternative summery reads, here’s a list of 5 Beach Reads That Aren’t Set On A Beach.
  • 5 Spooky Reads That Aren’t Too Scary
    It’s October – the perfect time to pick up a book, settle in by candlelight and listen to the rain. Or was that noise – footsteps? If you’re like me and find horror terrifying, but want to read something a little spookier I’ve got you covered.
  • Mexican Gothic | Book Review
    I adore tense stories. I loved Daphne du Maurier’s, “Rebecca”, so I jumped at the chance to read and review an advance copy of gothic horror Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia provided by the publisher, Jo Fletcher Books, via book review site Netgalley. It promised tension, and let me tell you, it delivered.