Writing, Editing, & Publishing Contemporary Romance


Yo! I’m Marla Holt and I write and edit books. I like to park at the intersection of romance and feminism to create strong heroines and flawed heroes. The result is a series of modern fairy tales where the heroine slays her own dragons and still gets her happily ever after.

My first book, The Other Lane debuts July 10, 2018 and will be available on Amazon, Nook, Kobo, and iBooks in eBook format. Paperback copies will also be available!

The prequel novella, When Abe Met Lane, is available now through
iBooks, and
Nook/Barnes and Noble.
Or you can grab it for free when you sign up for my mailing list.

If you’re a writer as well as a reader, check out my Marla Holt, Author on YouTube for writing tips, romance talk, and some fun extras.

If you’re a fiction author looking for feedback from a published author with a degree in creative writing, I also offer editing and manuscript critique services.

If you’re a knitter looking for my free knitting patterns from yesteryear, you can find them above in the knitting patterns, etc. link. But please feel free to check out my newer work while you’re at it.

5 thoughts on “About”

  • Hi,

    I was referred to you by Robin who is my teacher in a crocheting class at Hobby Lobby.

    I am going to be taking a spinning class at the Yarn Barn on April 14th. I am trying to find a group that meets regularly to help me spin and maybe weave down the road. Robin told me to contact you for info.

    I am looking for people to encourage me and help me learn spinning .past the one class. Plus I just want to meet people interested in the same things and friendship.

    I I can join your group or know of a group in Topeka that would be awesome.

    I hope to hear from you soon!!!

  • Your blog is so wonderful and I really enjoy reading it. I wanted to let you know that I have nominated your blog for a Kreativ Blogger Award because of the great, beautiful, amazing content you create.

  • Marla,
    I am so excited to be working with you at KHF. I just heard in the staff mtg. this morning that you had the Tinydino studio on Etsy, and then I was looking up the Potwin Fiber guild mtg for tonight to figure out what time…I saw Tinydino and had to check it out. So thrilled to have you on board. When I read your info page, I thought WOW, we should get along great. My dream is to have a farm….and I am just learning to spin and taught myself to knit a couple of years ago. See you on Monday. Again….welcome aboard. Sherry

  • Do you have plans to teach knitting classes in the near future? I am interested in learning to knit and am looking for a class in Topeka

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