About the Author
Born in North Carolina, United States, J. Edwards Holt always always knew that he wanted to be a writer. After graduating high school, he attended college and pursued a degree in education, but later decided to change course and follow his dream to become a novelist and children’s author.
Now a full-time writer, editor, and blogger, Holt spends his free time dreaming up stories and reading. He is passionate about spreading Christian messages through his writing, watching science fiction and super hero movies, and collecting comic books.
Question 1: Pitch your books to use (maximum of 100 words).
O’balin, son of Blorn is an eager young dwarf and a native to the mysterious Mountain Realm. Having been a treasure hunter for most of his life, O’balin is overjoyed when he hears that the king of the Mountain Realm is offering a vast reward to the one who finds The Lost Treasure of Undur, a long-lost treasure that has been missing for generations. Despite warnings from his neurotic brother and others around his home, O’balin is unable to pass up such a grand opportunity and thus gathers a handful of his family and friends to accompany him on the journey of a lifetime. Along the way O’balin and his comrades experience grand adventures, incredible battles, fun and laughs, sacrifice, and even loss in the first to come in a series of epic tales by Author J. Edwards Holt.
Question 2: What inspired you to write your book?
I’ve wanted to be a writer for a long time. It’s always been a dream of mine and in 2016
Question 3: Who is your book for?
My books are written mostly in the young adult category but I have books for the whole family. My book “The Jealous Little Ogre” is written for young children and my novels are for kids, teens, and adults.
Question 4: What do you hope the book will achieve?
All of my books are meant to entertain. But they are also meant to teach and instill values in the reader. We all need an escape in these times and my books provide just that.
Question 5: Where can potential readers buy or download your book?
All my books can be found by going to my website and clicking on “Books”. They can also be found on Amazon, as well as wherever books are sold.
Question 6: Are you a first time author or have you written other books you want to tell us about?
I currently have seven books on the market and I’m working on my eighth. All of my books are fantasy themed, set in a fictional world I’ve created called The Seven Branches. My books are known around the globe and my first book, “Little Men, Big Treasures”, has even been nominated for an award.
Question 7: Who is/are your favourite authors of all time?
I’ve always loved C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. The Hobbit and the Narnia series have always been (one) of my favorites. They really take the reader on an adventure and that’s what I appreciate.
Question 8: Writing a book is a significant achievement. Do you have any tips for people who may want to write a book?
My advice is go for it! Stop putting it off and just start writing. You can’t finish anything unless you start it.
Question 9: Are you working on another project people should look out for in the future?
Yes I am! I just finished the first draft for my next book which is the sequel to “Barrenworld: Curse of the Warlord’s Chalice”.
Question 10: How can a fan of your work connect with you?
Fans can get in touch with me through my email, firstname.lastname@example.org and they can always find more about me on my website www.jedwardsholt.com!