Meet The Author
John Holt spends as much time as possible fishing and hanging out in sparsely-populated country with his wife, photographer Ginny Holt, mainly the remoteness found on northern high plains east of the continental divide in Montana and connected country that runs north into the Yukon and Northwest Territories. They've done numerous articles for a variety of magazines including The Flyfish Journal, Crossroads, Men's Journal, Big Sky Journal, American Cowboy and The Art of Angling Journal on their experiences on the road. Acquiring vintage reels and bamboo fly rods is another interest. He and Ginny recently completed the book Fly Fishing Montana. They live in Livingston, Montana.
1. What do you like best about writing?
I’m captain of my own ship. I can do anything I want within wherever and whatever I’m capable of imagining.
2. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
When I was five or six. For some reason I realized I had no interest in a day-to-day job very early in life, and I loved to read. Writing made sense to me way back then. Sometimes it still does.
(Examinations of Paradise #1)
by John Holt,
$3.99 ebook, $14.95 paperback
Natalie and the valley’s derelicts live in a wilderness paradise, but a gold mining company is about to savage a local mountain known as Jane’s Hill. Can they stop it? Probably not. But Natalie -- a woman whose attitude was sizably influenced by the life and writings of Gertrude Stein -- continues to work on the problem as she throws “sedate salons” at her Joint, a two-story lodge of rough-hewn logs, and fishes the clear streams for brookies. She knows the mine will kill the river. Sarah, the shrink from Missoula, is always reminding her of those issues. And meanwhile Painter Bob is stirring up local folk, saying they should bomb the mine. My God, what if they did?
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