My name is Holly Bell and I have always loved to write.

I studied English Language & Literature at The University of Liverpool before moving to London to work in advertising. 

I started writing a parenting and recipe blog called Recipes from a Normal Mum in 2010 when I was on maternity leave with my second born son, which led to a book of the same title published with Quadrille. The blog won a Good House Keeping Award in 2016 for best food blog. I don't tend to update it much anymore as I'm too busy with other stuff but you can have a look at the recipes on it here. Or buy a signed copy of the book here

Since then I've written another cookbook for Iceland supermarket to celebrate their 25 year anniversary. I am currently working on a non fiction book without any recipes. It will be published in Spring of 2021. 

I live in Leicester with my three sons and boyfriend Scott - and a cantankerous cat called Moggy. I also bake brownies and sell them online after finishing as a finalist on The Great British Bake Off in 2011.