Featured Interview With J. Edwards Holt
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I’m J. Edwards Holt. I was born and raised in Henderson, North Carolina. I currently live in North Carolina as a full-time author, illustrator, and blogger.
I have a dog named Mia that I’ve had for two years now. She’s a German Shepherd/Boxer mix, and she is a handful. She’s an outgoing dog with lots of energy and a great personality. She brings joy and laughter to my family, as all dogs do!
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I remember learning to read when I was a very young child. From the moment I started reading, I loved it. In elementary school, I became fascinated with the yearly writing tests that we were given. I was one of the few who enjoyed the test, and I even looked forward to it every year.
Elementary school was when I began most of my writing, continuing through middle and high school, and even college. I published my first book, “Little Men, Big Treasures”, in 2017.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
Some of my favorite authors are C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, J.K. Rowling, Jude Watson, and James Luceno. My favorite genres to read and write are Science Fiction and Fantasy.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
My latest book is called “The Summoner’s Gem”. It is the sequel to “Little Men, Big Treasures” and the synopsis goes as follows:
Three decades after returning home from the adventure that made him famous, the legendary dwarf treasure hunter O’balin Undur has gone missing. Many have presumed O’balin to be dead, including his old friend Bindle, the aged and worn mayor of Mountainside Village. After receiving an urgent letter addressed specifically to him, Bindle sneaks out of town to visit the home of an old friend; There he is greeted by a surprising guest who claims to have seen O’balin alive, searching for a mysterious stone called the Summoner’s Gem. Middle-aged and tired, but still craving adventure, Bindle leaves behind his home and family and embarks on a quest to find his long-lost friend.
Along the way Bindle forms lasting friendships, travels to new and strange places, and finds himself face to face with a wizard in an encounter that will forever change his life. Experience adventure, suspense, and even laughs in the epic follow-up to J. Edwards Holt’s “Little Men, Big Treasures”.
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