About Jane Holland

Jane Holland celebrating the publication of THE QUEEN'S SECRET, written as Victoria Lamb.
Jane Holland is a poet and novelist with nearly thirty published novels, plus dozens of novellas and short stories under this name and others.

The middle child of romance legend Charlotte Lamb, she grew up in Essex and later the Isle of Man before returning to the British mainland as an adult. She read English at Oxford as a mature undergraduate, but left early to concentrate on her developing career as a writer.

Her earliest publications were in poetry; since 1994, she has both edited poetry magazines and appeared within their pages, and has published six collections of poetry, winning a major Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors. For an overview, FLASH BANG: NEW & SELECTED POEMS is available from Amazon, and she sometimes blogs on poetry at Raw Light.

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 first thriller. Other novels under the name Jane Holland include LAST BIRD SINGING and MIRANDA.

Nomadic by nature, Jane Holland currently resides in Devon with her husband and young family, and is a keen home schooler. When not writing, she also works as a freelance editor. In a previous incarnation, she was a semi-professional snooker player and reached No. 24 in the women’s world rankings.

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Many thanks, Jane Holland