For Brian Holers, life is a gift that plays out with unbearable sweetness. Inherently drawn to the opportunities all around him, Brian has forged his own way. An arborist by day and a novelist in every moment he can steal, his head is filled with stories which can’t be contained. Be it writing, blogging or ranting to friends, his voice is passionate and compelling.
Brian’s fiction is inhabited by characters who, like people everywhere, search for resolution and connection. Characters of faith appear to show God meeting people wherever they are, whether celebrating victory or learning to live with loss. Ultimately they must, in keeping with the words of the prayer, gain the serenity to accept the things they can’t change, and the courage to change the things they can.
Brian’s debut novel, Doxology, is a tale about men with violent and haunting pasts. Doxology is full of real, sympathetic characters who struggle but still believe in God.
Raised Christian, Brian now lives in a Jewish home and pulls on a faith beyond denomination to instill his books with a universal message of hope and redemption.
Currently, Brian lives in Seattle, Washington with his wife and son. He spends his days taking care of trees both above and below ground. Brian has also worked as a legal assistant, community organizer, and a counselor in a homeless shelter. He spent 2006 traveling with his family through East Africa, Southeast Asia, Israel and New Zealand. All of these experiences have given Brian a lifetime of stories to tell.
Read the Doxology synopsis here.
Read about how the book came to be here.
Photo Credit: Marilyn Holmes 2011