Marianne Holmes

Marianne Holmes


Marianne Holmes is the author of A Little Bird Told Me and All Your Little Lies. She was born in Cyprus and bounced around the UK, Germany, Kuwait and Belgium with her RAF parents as a child but is now firmly based in London with her own family. She has degrees in Classics (RHUL) and Linguistics (UCL), neither of which got much use while she worked in marketing.

Marianne Holmes @MarianneHAuthor


Surely we can all agree there aren't nearly enough octopuses on book covers. You should have one.

And who doesn't want a 56-yr-old executioner anti-hero, a cat-sized dragon, & an octopus in a fantastical horror?


Tried to help my kid with an English Literature GCSE assignment and we (me, I did it!) got 3/20.

It's a good thing books are not my thing.

Oh, wait...

Ooh, great cover for a fab book @WindwalkerWrite!


Thread. The #Curae, my new prize for writer & would-be writer-carers, opens to first submissions in 2 categories on 1/01/2023. Everything you need is on the site; if you get stuck, use its contact form. This prize has amazing prizes from across our industry & 2 generous bursaries

This is awful @BTP @Se_Railway @MPSShortlands A child, entitled to free travel, forgets his pass and you do this to his brother (who has his own ticket)?

Racism and assault?

📚 GIVEAWAY! It's Dec 6th 1952, the second day of the Great Smog of London, and a few people are still struggling to get home. Others have crime on their minds...To win a copy of #SheCameToStay for you and a friend, RT and tag them (UK only, results Saturday) #amreading

I've dropped the price of both my books for December because, well, it's cold outside😘

#AmazonKindle #BookDeal #BookOffer


I've dropped the price of both my books for December because, well, it's cold outside😘

#AmazonKindle #BookDeal #BookOffer



Hello, would anyone with police or legal expertise be able to give me some advice please?

I've a scenario where victim of assault has given a video statement but case not yet presented to CPS. Victim wants to speak out about it. Can they? Would it affect case?

The @Soc_of_Authors AGM is this evening and have been thinking about how thoroughly depressing this whole thing has been. I feel like two issues have been at play that seem to have come to a head for this vote. Firstly, the literary establishment have had their views challenged

So many children at the door & they won't let me eat a single one!

#DogsOfTwitter #Halloween

Feeling like you want to staty your week by placing a cheeky bid?

Lots of lots still on £1 so do get the ball rolling my people #BooksForPakistan

Where is this energy for the homeless

Owami Davies has been missing for over a month, last seen in Croydon. We pray for her safe return. Media; why is there no coverage of her case? Institutional racism puts black women at higher risk of gendered violence, and the state doesn’t even pretend to care. #FindOwamiDavies

So today I made the Times. The article is paywalled, but from what I can see, it is felt that as Chair of the @Soc_of_Authors, I am not offering enough aid to gender-critical women who feel threatened for their beliefs. I can't believe I have to say this again, but here goes.

Enough is enough. It's time to turn anger into action.

Join the campaign to fight the cost-of-living crisis.

#writers A thread on giving up if you get a #book published & it's not going anywhere. Bravehearts, welcome to what is most writers' experience of publishing. You might hit the jackpot first time, but even that's no guarantee so here are thoughts, from my experience. Dive in