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John A. Heldt

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John A. Heldt is the author of the critically acclaimed Northwest Passage, American Journey, Carson Chronicles, and Time Box series. The former reference librarian and award-winning sportswriter has loved getting subjects and verbs to agree since writing book reports on baseball heroes in grade school. A graduate of the University of Oregon and the University of Iowa, Heldt is an avid fisherman, sports fan, home brewer, and reader of thrillers and historical fiction. When not sending contemporary characters to the not-so-distant past, he weighs in on literature and life at johnheldt.blogspot.com.

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John A. Heldt Hi, Bobbie. Thanks for the kind words. I am working on the second Time Box novel now. I hope to publish the book -- set mostly in Chicago and Virginia…moreHi, Bobbie. Thanks for the kind words. I am working on the second Time Box novel now. I hope to publish the book -- set mostly in Chicago and Virginia City, Nevada, in 1893 -- by Labor Day.(less)
John A. Heldt I intend to read at least a few non-fiction books on the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, in preparation for my next novel, set in the same venue. I will al…moreI intend to read at least a few non-fiction books on the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, in preparation for my next novel, set in the same venue. I will also re-read "The Devil in the White City" by Erik Larson. The novel is arguably the best recent work on the fair and the serial killer H.H. Holmes. (less)
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Next stop: The Jazz Age

For years, I've had a fascination with the 1920s. I don't know if it began when I read The Great Gatsby, watched people dance the Charleston, or first listened to Rhapsody in Blue, but I've had it.

It's hard to dislike a decade that crams flappers, speakeasies, Gershwin, Ruth, Lindbergh, and runaway prosperity under one roof.

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