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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, and Carson Chronicles 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.

Average rating: 4.05 · 6,247 ratings · 1,375 reviews · 16 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Mine (Northwest Passage...

4.01 avg rating — 1,976 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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The Journey (Northwest Pass...

3.99 avg rating — 982 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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The Fire (Northwest Passage...

4.01 avg rating — 713 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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The Show  (Northwest Passag...

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September Sky (American Jou...

4.01 avg rating — 338 ratings — published 2015
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The Mirror (Northwest Passa...

4.04 avg rating — 395 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Indiana Belle (American Jou...

4.15 avg rating — 264 ratings — published 2016
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American Journey: The First...

4.14 avg rating — 230 ratings — published 2017 — 2 editions
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Mercer Street (American Jou...

4.17 avg rating — 167 ratings — published 2015
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4.43 avg rating — 122 ratings — published 2017 — 2 editions
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Writers are notoriously quirky creatures. James Joyce, I recently read, liked to write while lying on his stomach. Lewis Carroll preferred to scribe in purple ink. Agatha Christie fueled her inspiration with apples. Dan Brown reportedly cures writer's block by hanging upside down.

I don't do any of those things. When I turn thoughts into words, I sit in bed or a chair, stare at my laptop, and ty... Read more of this blog post »
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