Literary Agent: Luigi Bonomi at LBA.
Jane Holland is an award-winning poet and #1 bestselling novelist with several dozen published novels since 1999, plus even more novellas and short stories, under this name and others. ‘There’s no such thing as writer’s block,’ is her motto.
The middle child of romance legend Charlotte Lamb, Jane grew up in Essex and later the Isle of Man before returning to the British mainland. She read English at Oxford as a mature undergraduate, but left early to concentrate on her developing career as a writer.
Jane has published six collections of poetry, winning a major Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors. A former Warwick Poet Laureate, she was the editor of poetry magazine Blade from 1995-99, and arts journal Horizon Review 2008-10. For an overview of her work FLASH BANG: NEW & SELECTED POEMS is available from Amazon.
Since her debut novel, KISSING THE PINK (Sceptre, 1999), her commercial fiction has been published variously under the names Jane Holland, Victoria Lamb, Elizabeth Moss and Beth Good, and translated into numerous languages. Her novel WITCHSTRUCK won the RNA Young Adult Romantic Novel of the Year in 2013, and she is also the author of 21 WAYS TO WRITE A COMMERCIAL NOVEL.
GIRL NUMBER ONE is her bestselling debut thriller. It reached No. 1 in the UK Kindle chart in December 2015, and was subsequently acquired by Thomas & Mercer, an imprint of Amazon Publishing. A new paperback edition will be published in September 2016. Her second thriller with Thomas & Mercer is LOCK THE DOOR (Jan 2017).
A brand-new pseudonym, Hannah Coates, launches in autumn 2016 with the publication of BERTIE’S GIFT (Hodder, Oct 20th).
Jane has attended numerous screenwriting courses, including courses tutored by Lee Hall (Billy Elliot) and Simon Beaufoy (The Full Monty, Slumdog Millionaire), and Robert McKee’s 3-day STORY seminar. She has a number of screenplays in progress, mainly for television.
For enquiries about these, or to option any of her books, please contact her agent Luigi Bonomi at LBA.
Nomadic by nature, Jane Holland currently resides in Devon with her husband and young family, and is a keen home schooler.
In a previous incarnation, she was a professional snooker player and reached No. 24 in the women’s world rankings – before being banned for life, for bringing the game into disrepute. Wacky, but true.