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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, Pam. The short answer is yes. When I begin a series, I generally know how it will develop. I definitely know how it will end. I work out the concl…moreHi, Pam. The short answer is yes. When I begin a series, I generally know how it will develop. I definitely know how it will end. I work out the conclusion in advance to avoid painting myself into a corner. Then I exercise as much creativity as possible in getting from Point A to Point B.(less)
John A. Heldt Hi, Suzanne. Book four of the five-book series will be out by July 15. Thanks for asking!
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If there is one thing I enjoy about writing fiction, it is pointing a spotlight at other works of fiction. In several of my twenty published novels, I refer to classic poems, short stories, and novels. I love tying the themes and lessons of other creations to my own.

In The Mine , Joel Smith, a time traveler, thinks often of the butterfly effect in Ray Bradbury's "A Sound of Thunder." In Ind Read more of this blog post »
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“We all have our time machines. Some take us back. They're called memories. Some take us forward. They're called dreams. – Jeremy Irons”
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“She may never be someone ANYONE can understand. But she will always be worth the wait.”
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