Wendy Holden is
the internationally bestselling author of five books, including her
newest novel, AZUR LIKE IT, which was an immediate #1 bestseller in
the U.K. Holden's debut novel, SIMPLY DIVINE, was inspired by her
experiences on glossy magazines. An instant top ten bestseller in
Great Britain, the film rights were bought by Warner Bros., where
it is currently under development.
After the publication of BAD HEIR DAY, a romantic comedy about
pushy parents and children from hell, which was also a top ten
bestseller, Holden gave up full-time journalism to become full-time
writer. Her third novel, FARM FATALE, the story of two couples who
trade city living for a more bucolic country lifestyle with
hilarious results, was an immediate hit in both the U.K. and the
U.S. GOSSIP HOUND, a glitzy romp about celebrity and the egomaniac
authors in the book business, shot straight to #1 on the British
charts in both hardback and trade paperback.
A journalist for more than ten years, Wendy Holden initially worked
at Harpers & Queen and The Sunday Telegraph. She
also held positions as the deputy editor of the Style section at
The Sunday Times and the senior editor of YOU
magazine at The Mail on Sunday. It was during a stint as
deputy editor on the upmarket glossy magazine, Tatler, that
she learnt how to hold conversations with the Queen and discovered
the difference between upper-and lower-class legs.
Born in Yorkshire, in the north of England, Holden read English
Literature at Cambridge University. While there, in addition to
obtaining a degree, she met her husband, worked on university
newspapers, and learned how to ride a bicycle in a ball gown.
Wendy Holden divides her time between a small flat in central
London and a 17th century cottage in Derbyshire, where she lives
with her husband, Jonathan McLeod, a political consultant, and
their son, Andrew.