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

I've heard so many good things about this one🤞

My artist sister Christiane passed in April. She leaves a legacy of precious paintings and artifacts. These little oil paintings tell a story and deserve to be seen, so I'm showing all you good Twitter folk, please retweet even.
Enjoy! @k_j_turner @JackieMorrisArt

3 years ago today, the lovely @AgoraBooksLdn published my first novel #ALittleBirdToldMe & I find myself wondering what all my characters would be up to now.

Does anyone else do this?

10 yr-old just asked me why Twitter calls them 'threads' and not 'nests'🤷

Thank you @AgoraBooksLDN for this stunning review copy of #GirlInTheMaze by @CathyHayward7

Can't wait to dive in!😍

Apparently, 10 yr-old is too engrossed in Ice Shock to get dressed @RealMGHarris


A gripping thriller steeped in secrets, lies, and a tragedy that won't be forgotten.

Read #AllYourLittleLies, the second novel from @MarianneHAuthor, here:

1. The recent publishing debacle has left us sickened but not surprised, and we refuse to let this put a damper on our mission to find and nurture emerging Black-British children's writers. In fact, this aim is more important now than ever before. 1/4

Only 14 and we have barely heard about her. South London friends - please share.

Looking for something to keep the children busy in the holidays?

Our Stand Up, Speak Out, Stay Safe session is running this Wednesday online and is free for all children to attend.

All attendees receive one of our badges.

Sign up via the link below:

In fact, to celebrate this I'm going to run a Writing Competition! Okay, this is for over forties, unpublished writers. No more than 500 words of lyrical non-fiction, e.g. an essay, life writing, nature etc, any Non-fiction genre you like. #competition #writing #WritingCommunity

Here’s the link to add your name to the open letter in support of @monisha_rajesh @chimenesuleyman and @ProfSunnySingh. Thank you

Fabulous story @ReadEasyEaling!

It is never too late to learn to read😍

Happy Publication Day!

The deadline for state schools to apply for 30 free copies each of #EmpireLand, and a load of other free #litincolour titles from @PenguinUKBooks is July 30. Do RT/bring to attention of teachers.

An immersive saga about family, courage, and the role of women in a changing world, In the Mirror, a Peacock Danced is the story of one women's journey back to herself.

Thanks for loving #APeacockDanced, @MarianneHAuthor!

Read @Bothwick_Cro's debut here:

A gripping thriller full of secrets and lies for only 99p/¢, you say?

Sign. Us. Up.

Today is the LAST DAY to snag @MarianneHAuthor's #AllYourLittleLies ON OFFER!



The #WatsonLittlePrize is officially open for entries! 🎉 If you're aged 50 and over, and writing upmarket fiction then we'd love to hear from you. T&C's, as well as more about what we mean by 'upmarket fiction', can be found here:

👀Ooh, & it looks like #AllYourLittleLies is currently on offer for only 99 of your shiny pennies!

#PsychLit @ThePSAA

Still open to applications for this until the end of next week. If you write fiction for 8-12 year olds and you're NOT a cis able bodied white middle class person, my dms are open. Details in thread below.