Heidi Yribar lives in Tucson, Arizona, with her husband, Dan, and their three children, Maxwell, Griffin, and Kennedy. Yribar graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in English literature and works in marketing and business development for a national mortgage bank. Building Holmes is her first novel.
Hailey Holmes is already struggling to balance her demanding work schedule with some semblance of a family life when disaster strikes: her mentor resigns to work for a competing home builder and the other senior managers follow him. With a skeleton crew and no clear leadership, Hailey steps in to keep the marketing department operational.
Proving herself capable of managing the workload and the team, Hailey is promoted to director of marketing — but her momentum grinds to a halt when the CEO brings on Natalie Kumar, a woman whose incompetence is rivaled only by her ambition. As executive vice president (and the CEO’s latest infatuation), Natalie systematically undermines everything Hailey’s been working for. Should Hailey keep killing herself to save a company that seems hellbent on its own destruction, or is it time for her to strike out on her own and hopefully find that balance she is lacking?