As an author, I draw on many real life experiences to provide background for my books. After completing studies in Literature and History at Occidental College, I became a staff writer on a travel magazine, and throughout my career I have traveled extensively all over the world.
Because I love horses, I owned and trained them. I support horse rescue and wild mustang preservation. Based on my experience with horses and my research on abuse issues, I wrote “Pegasus”. As a descendant of James Monroe, I did research at the James Monroe Museum in Virginia about him and his wife Elizabeth Kortright Monroe. I also visited their home, Ashlawn/Highland in Albemarle County. This resulted in my novel, “The Beautiful American”. My women’s fiction book “Making Wishes” was based partly on my experiences as creator, owner and operator of a greeting card company.
My books are published by Author House and sold worldwide by Amazon, Barnes & Noble and major bookstores as hardcover, paperback or ebooks.
You can learn about the books written by Marilyn Holdsworth on this website, read reviews and find where to buy them, or click here to check out my blog.
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