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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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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How I got here

Now that my book is about to come out, I’ve been reflecting.  Thinking through life, where I’m going, where I’ve been.  How exactly I got here. I’ve been out of college 22 years.  For the first six, I worked in a variety of nonprofit organizations, until I just lost interest.  Then I got laid off from a job and lived on unemployment for a few months.  This was 16 years ago.   That’s when I decided to get into the tree …

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Should I self-publish my novel?

“Now we’re in business.” It’s an old expression we’ve all heard a million times, and its meaning is obvious.  When we say we’re in business, we mean things are working.  Things are looking good.  Now, we can get something done. Whether we have our own gig, are employed in companies large, midsize, or small, or make a living in the nonprofit world, lots of things have to work right so we can be in business.  If we don’t have supplies …

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