Marianne Holmes

Marianne Holmes


Marianne Holmes was born in Cyprus to RAF parents and bounced between the UK, Germany, Kuwait and Belgium until firmly basing herself in London – well, apart from those years in the Peak District.

A love of language led to degrees in Classics and Linguistics from the University of London but her desire to pay the mortgage steered her to a career in Marketing. After distracting herself in all sorts of ways over the years – sailing, flying, volunteering and running away to India – she is now definitely, absolutely concentrating on her writing. Well, that and making sure her children get fed, clothed and entertained. Obviously.

A Little Bird Told Me is Marianne’s first novel.


Marianne Holmes @MarianneHAuthor

Wow. #Lowborn by @ThatKerryHudson is both heartbreaking and inspiring and I can't recommend it enough. Pretty sure I'll be thinking about it for a long time.

It is a shameful indictment of our health services that black women in the UK are five times more likely to die of complications from #childbirth than white women. Please sign this petition to demand an urgent review into #maternal care.

Blown away by this powerful book.

Check out my recommendation: via @Bookbub

Sending a big thank you to our wonderful NHS ambulance crews and A&E staff. We've used both twice in the last month and it's hard to see how Alexa could show the same expertise, compassion and reassurance. Thanks also to the GPs and others who pick up afterwards. #thankful #nhs

My lovely publishers have created a new prize for writers with 'Work in Progress'. Do go for it, details 🔽🔽

Hey #writingcommunity, I'm running an interview series on my blog for debut authors (those with a book out in 2019) and I'm looking for people who would like to feature. Can you help me spread the word?

Extra! Extra! Read all about it.

We have a new writers' prize 🖋️😏

We'd love to get the new LGBTQ+ anthology, Proud into as many schools as possible.

So, as a #buyastrangerabook special, if you buy a copy for a school today, @StripesBooks will match your offer, so TWO schools will get copies!


A great slow burn romance, full of emotion and characters you’ll love . . . read my new book, Lessons in Love today!


@HQDigitalUK @ReadingIsOurPas

Wow, this means so much coming from the author of the fantastic #thestarsinthenight💕. Thank you @ClareER

An outdoor swim in the rain, a few hours work and, now everyone else has gone camping, an evening with the clever Mr Mitchell.

Happy Friday everyone!

#amreading #amwriting

Lovely review!🙏 Go, Laura! #dreamteam #alittlebirdtoldme

This is a moving and poignant story about resilience and love and the human experience of WW1.

I reviewed The Stars in the Night by @ClareER @OdysseyBooks

LAST DAY TO ENTER The Bath Novel Award 2019 #BNA2019
£2,500 prize for unpublished and self-published novelists
First 5k words & synopsis of novels for adults
International writers welcome
Deadline: 23:59 BST

One for you @LCMLive?

FRIDAY GIVEAWAY! 1 person who RTs this will get a signed copy of my new novel #TheIceHouse. If it hits 100 RTs I'll throw in a signed #TheHonours.
'Lovecraft done with the eye & sensitivity of a poet' (Guardian)
'A strangely beautiful, beautifully strange Fantasy' (SFX)

Last Bus to Everland is published in the US in June & obviously it’s Pride Month so I thought I'd do a gay giveaway (a… giveagay?)
🌈 RT by June 13 to win a preorder of LBTE and of 2 more upcoming LGBTQ+ YA books of your choice. Int’l where BD ships 🌈
Here’s some suggestions!

Ah, thank goodness for the first day of half-term and the time to finish the wonderful Himself by @JessKiddHerself #amreading #lovedthisbook