Get to know me
My name is Ellie Holmes and I write commercial
women’s fiction and romantic suspense. If you like
your tales with heart and soul and a dash of danger
then you’ve come to the right place.
I take my inspiration from the beautiful Essex
countryside and the sublime Cornish coast.
Away from writing I love nothing better than losing
myself in a good book, film or TV series, spending
time in my garden or with family and friends.
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Some of My favourite things
Writing stories is something I have done for as long as I can remember. Originally, I wanted to be a children’s writer because they were the only books I knew (I was eight at the time!). By my teens my best friend and I were writing sci fi soap operas set in space. Eventually, I settled on what I write today, commercial women’s fiction concentrating on relationships with a touch of romantic suspense.
For years I struggled to find my voice. I wasn’t even sure what people meant when they talked about the need to find it and then one day it all seemed to fall into place. The writing didn’t become easier – writing is never easy – but it became more natural. I was no longer a square peg in a round hole. I had found my voice.
Now I write both full length novels and novellas in the romantic suspense genre.
If you’d like to know more about how I create my books or for tips on writing please read on.
I know what it’s like to care for someone at the end of their life. I know too what it feels like to be critically ill and have someone care for you.
I was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma some years ago. The day after I received the news my Dad died (he didn’t know about my diagnosis. We had kept it from him). Life as I had known it imploded. Cancer batters you emotionally, physically and mentally. On the good days it’s one of those things, on the bad days it’s all three.
Cancer also forces you to re-evaluate. I carried out a life audit and as a result I am a different person today than I was then.
My philosophy is simple. Life gets shorter every day so:-
Be kind to yourself
To read more about the books I have enjoyed please click on the relevant link or take a look at my Goodreads review page.
What I'm up to this month
I’m hoping for lots of days to enjoy the garden and indulge in a spot of alfresco dining.
On TV I will be catching up with season 3 of 12 Monkeys.
And as a tennis fan, I am excited about the French Open at Roland Garros
I’m also going on my first ever Writers’ Retreat – a lovely setting with great company, plenty of wine and time to write (#heaven)
Currently reading London Under by Peter Ackroyd
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