Wendy Holden, also known as Taylor Holden, is an experienced author and novelist with more than twenty books already published including a novel plus two screenplays. She has had numerous works transferred to radio and television.
A journalist for eighteen years, ten on the Daily Telegraph, her first novel THE SENSE OF PAPER was published by Random House New York in 2006 to widespread critical acclaim. Her non-fiction titles have chiefly chronicled the lives of remarkable subjects, such as her latest collaboration with Barbara Sinatra, widow of Frank, in LADY BLUE EYES to be published in March 2011, and Pauline Prescott wife of the Deputy Prime Minister in SMILE THOUGH YOUR HEART IS BREAKING. She also wrote the memoir of the only woman in the French Foreign Legion in TOMORROW TO BE BRAVE and chronicled the life of the mother of a woman killed after marrying a Sudanese warlord in TILL THE SUN GROWS COLD. She co-wrote A LOTUS GROWS IN THE MUD, the memoir of actress Goldie Hawn, a New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller, and HEAVEN AND HELL, the life story of guitarist Don Felder of The Eagles.
In BEHIND ENEMY LINES she wrote about a young Jewish spy who repeatedly crossed German lines and in MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS she chronicled a biography of Dean Martin as seen through his daughter's eyes. She worked with Billy Connolly on JOURNEY TO THE EDGE OF THE WORLD, his TV-companion travel guide to the Northwest Passage, and co-wrote American male supermodel Bruce Hulse's explosive memoir SEX, LOVE AND FASHION. Other works have included CENTRAL 822, the autobiography of a pioneering policewoman at Scotland Yard and serialised on BBC Radio 4, BITING THE BULLET charting the remarkable life of an SAS wife, and FOOTPRINTS IN THE SNOW the story of a paraplegic made into a TV drama starring Caroline Quentin. Wendy was also responsible for the bestselling novelisations of the films THE FULL MONTY and WAKING NED. Her first book UNLAWFUL CARNAL KNOWLEDGE, the true story of the controversial Irish abortion case was banned in Ireland. SHELL SHOCK charting the history of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder went with an award-winning Channel 4 television documentary series. She lives in Suffolk, England, with her husband, chickens and dogs. Learn more at www.wendyholden.com