Biography

Wendy Holden

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.

Wendy Holden

Books by Wendy Holden