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THE UGLY TEAPOT is Fred Holmes’s first fiction novel, having previously ghost written a nonfiction book, LETTERS FROM DAD, published by Thomas Nelson. He is known primarily as a writer and director of films and television, working primarily in family films and children’s television. His work can be seen on Mary Lou Retton’s FLIP FLOP SHOP, BARNEY & FRIENDS, WISHBONE, HORSELAND, IN SEARCH OF THE HEROES, and many other shows, for which he has won two Emmys and three CINE Golden Eagles, among numerous other awards. He has also directed three feature films, including DAKOTA, starring Lou Diamond Phillips, distributed by Miramax, and HEART LAND, a Bollywood feature film shot on location in India. He lives with his wife and son in the southwe ...more

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Let me tell you a story. Years ago, when I was a young whippersnapper, I was directing television documentaries all over the world. I was spending months out of the country, traveling all over the place (and some of those places were not very safe), and after one particularly harrowing experience I came home thinking I needed to do something else with my life, or I wasn't going to have a life.... Read more of this blog post »
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Fred Majenta wrote: "Hello, Fred! Thank you for contacting me! Congratulations on your book. I hope you are well and having a good week so far. Happy reading, writing, and everything else. Blessings!

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Thanks Majenta! I noticed your currently reading HIDDEN FIGURES. I loved the movie and was interested in reading the book. What have you thought about it so far?


Majenta Hello, Fred! Thank you for contacting me! Congratulations on your book. I hope you are well and having a good week so far. Happy reading, writing, and everything else. Blessings!

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