Polly Holmes

Polly Holmes is the award-winning cheeky alter ego of Amazon best-selling author, P.L. Harris. When she's not writing her next romantic suspense novel as P.L. Harris, she’s planning the next murder in one of Polly's mysteries. She is a proud member of Romance Writers of Australia, Peter Cowan Writers Centre, Making Magic Happen Academy and has a Certificate in Romance Writing.

Polly’s award-winning cozy mysteries are rich in storyline and location with characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. She pens food-themed and paranormal cozy mysteries and publishes her books solely with Gumnut Press.

Cupcakes and Corpses was a finalist in the Oklahoma RWA’s 2019 IDA International Digital Awards, short suspense category. Cupcakes and Curses claimed second place and Cupcakes and Cyanide gained third place making it a clean sweep in the category.

Pumpkin Pies & Potions received a 2021 Silver Titian Literary Award. She also won silver in the 2020 ROAR! National Business Awards in the Writer/Blogger/Author category following it up with bronze in the Writer/Author/Blogger category and gold in the Hustle and Heart category in the 2021 ROAR! National Business Awards.

​Polly lives not far from the beach in the northern suburbs of Perth, Western Australia with her Bishion Frise, Bella. When she's not writing you can find her sipping coffee in her favourite cafe, watching reruns of Murder, She Wrote or taking long walks along the beach soaking up the fresh salty air.