About

The short version

Vin­cent Hol­land lives with his wife and three chil­dren in the land that has given the world ABBA, Volvo, Ikea, Skype, and the cre­ator of Dyna­mite, Alfred Nobel. He is cur­rently writ­ing a novel, short sto­ries, and weekly drab­bles. When he is not mak­ing things up that aren’t true he works as an IT con­sul­tant. Read some of his work at vin​cen​thol​land​.com

The slightly longer version

Vin­cent Hol­land was born at the end of the swing­ing six­ties, the decade of peace, love and free­dom. The height of the hip­pie rev­o­lu­tion where men and women wore frayed bell-​bottomed jeans, ban­dan­nas and san­dals. The Kray twins were con­victed of mur­der­ing Jack “the hat” McVi­tie and Neil Arm­strong was still twelve days from tak­ing the first step for “man” on the sur­face of the moon.

Vin­cent grew up to the funky sounds of the sev­en­ties from Par­lia­ment Funkadelic to the Isley Broth­ers, bell-​bottoms remained frayed and hot pants made their break­through. He left school in the eight­ies when power suits and shoul­der pads were in fash­ion, Madonna was singing “like a vir­gin” and Stephen Spiel­berg gave the world ET.

At the start of the nineties Vin­cent was a free­lance pho­tog­ra­pher work­ing his own stu­dio and churn­ing out shots for ad agen­cies and the press. Ten years later he had changed career and com­pleted a com­puter degree, cut his hair, and started wear­ing suits. This is at a time when, Tony Blair took “Cool Bri­tan­nia” into the bub­ble of the noughties: the dot-​com boom and bust and boom, and the finan­cial crisis.

By 2009, Vin­cent had been work­ing in the IT indus­try for a decade and just started writ­ing his first novel called “Gen­tle­man Jack”. The first draft was com­pleted and tucked away in the drawer when the Black Eyed Peas were at num­ber one with “The Time (Dirty Bit)” and Wik­iLeaks had just dumped 250,000 con­fi­den­tial diplo­matic cables onto their website.

Today, Vin­cent lives with his wife and three chil­dren in the land that has given the world ABBA, Volvo, Ikea, Skype, and the cre­ator of Dyna­mite, Alfred Nobel. He is cur­rently writ­ing a novel, short sto­ries, and weekly drab­bles. When he is not mak­ing things up that aren’t true he works as an IT con­sul­tant. Read some of his work at vin​cen​thol​land​.com

The short version

Vincent Holland lives with his wife and three children in the land that has given the world ABBA, Volvo, Ikea, Skype, and the creator of Dynamite, Alfred Nobel. He is currently writing a novel, short stories, and weekly drabbles. When he is not making things up that aren’t true he works as an IT consultant. Read some of his work at vincentholland.com

The slightly longer version

Vincent Holland was born at the end of the swinging sixties, the decade of peace, love and freedom. The height of the hippie revolution where men and women wore frayed bell-bottomed jeans, bandannas and sandals. The Kray twins were convicted of murdering Jack “the hat” McVitie and Neil Armstrong was still twelve days from taking the first step for “man” on the surface of the moon.

Vincent grew up to the funky sounds of the seventies from Parliament Funkadelic to the Isley Brothers, bell-bottoms remained frayed and hot pants made their breakthrough. He left school in the eighties when power suits and shoulder pads were in fashion, Madonna was singing “like a virgin” and Stephen Spielberg gave the world ET.

At the start of the nineties Vincent was a freelance photographer working his own studio and churning out shots for ad agencies and the press. Ten years later he had changed career and completed a computer degree, cut his hair, and started wearing suits. This is at a time when, Tony Blair took “Cool Britannia” into the bubble of the noughties: the dot-com boom and bust and boom, and the financial crisis.

By 2009, Vincent had been working in the IT industry for a decade and just started writing his first novel called “Gentleman Jack”. The first draft was completed and tucked away in the drawer when the Black Eyed Peas were at number one with “The Time (Dirty Bit)” and WikiLeaks had just dumped 250,000 confidential diplomatic cables onto their website.

Today, Vincent lives with his wife and three children in the land that has given the world ABBA, Volvo, Ikea, Skype, and the creator of Dynamite, Alfred Nobel. He is currently writing a novel, short stories, and weekly drabbles. When he is not making things up that aren’t true he works as an IT consultant. Read some of his work at vincentholland.com