Short Biography (for the media - 50 words or less)

Jeannie Holmes is a native of southwest Mississippi. A total caffeine junkie, she currently lives in Mobile, Alabama with her husband and four neurotic cats, and is hard to find during hurricane season. Her debut novel, BLOOD LAW, will be published by Dell Publishing in July 2010.


Slightly Longer Biography (for the media - 100 words or less)

Jeannie Holmes is a native of southwest Mississippi. Before receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of South Alabama, she worked in a variety of interesting fields, including medical records, independent auction houses, and owned a small handcrafted jewelry business. In addition to working on the sequel to BLOOD LAW, she received her Master of Arts degree in English in December 2008 and lives in Mobile, AL with her husband and four neurotic cats. 


Detailed Biography (For those who simply must know more.)

I grew up in rural southwest Mississippi with my five older siblings, and they were the first introduced me to science fiction and horror movies, much to the chagrin of our parents. Blessed with an over-active imagination, I spent countless hours creating entire worlds within my mind and "play acting" within the wondrous rural acres surrounding my home.

In the summer of 1994, I was awarded an Associate of Arts degree in history from Southwest Mississippi Community College, but my true passions were fiction writing and art. My love of literature and art continued to be a driving force in my life, even though my pursuit of a writing and art career would take a "backseat" to my work in various medical fields for many years.

I moved from rural Mississippi to the big city of Aurora, Colorado in August 1998. While living and working in the Denver metro area, I met my future husband, Mark. We became inseparable in November 1998, and eventually returned to Mississippi, where we wed in the summer of 2002.

We are currently living in Mobile, Alabama. Mark works and I write. I graduated summa cum laude in December 2006 and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a concentration in creative writing. In December 2008, I received my Master of Arts degree, also in English with a creative writing emphasis.

Aside from a large collection of vampire and horror film memorabilia, we happily share our humble home with four neurotic cats: Chaos, Panic, Disorder, and Nugget.