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Doxology: Brian Holers’s Debut Novel

Doxology, the debut novel from author Brian Holers, is available in both paperback and digital format now! Fathers, sons and brothers reconnect over tragedy in this blue-collar Southern tale of love, loss and the healing power of community and family. Doxology examines an impossibly difficult...

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Life is Art

A common stereotype tells us a true artist is tortured. Has us believe that, in order to create works of art from a variety of experience, to make something out of nothing, an artist must figuratively wrestle with demons, must go inside him- or herself to a dark place where anyone with sense would refuse to go; and that, by doing so, an artist is irreparably altered to the extent he or she will never function in polite society again. …

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Open Mind

Am I the only one out here who wonders how I ended up doing this?  I do seem to be asking this an awful lot lately, now that the day of calling myself a published author is finally here.  And the reality of trying to find an audience for my books is setting in. Mostly, I’ve considered myself lucky.  Maybe others had better education, steady jobs, more standing in the world.  But working for myself as an arborist, I’ve always …

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Not for the fainthearted

               I learned a long time ago, writing is not for the fainthearted.  I’ve said before, it is the hardest thing I have ever done, and so far being a published author isn’t any easier.  I remember telling my wife a year or two after I started Doxology that if no one ever read my book, writing it at least kept me entertained.  And I am here to say right now—marketing a book is just as entertaining.                 I started …

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Writing helps perfect a world

We all search for ways to perfect our little slice of the world, to vault us over the hardships. I’ve always found respite in stories.  Even as a small child I made up stories as I woke in the morning, greeted the gray dawn whispering, as if narrating my dreams aloud.  After decades of avoidance, finding fleeting solace in work, sports and reading, I finally sat down and tried to write some stories.  As badly as I wanted to be …

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