Fred Holmes

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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 say first off that if you don't like fantasy and you don't like to laugh, you will not like Terry Pratchett...nor will you like this post, so it's best if you move along.

However, if you like all three as I do, read on!

Back in 1997, long before I met Sir Pratchett (in the literary sense), I was directing a film in Big Bend. For those of you unfamiliar with Texas, it is a national park rig... 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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