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John A. Heldt

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in Portland, Oregon, The United States




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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

Average rating: 4.03 · 5,742 ratings · 1,289 reviews · 14 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Mine (Northwest Passage...

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The Journey (Northwest Pass...

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The Fire (Northwest Passage...

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The Show  (Northwest Passag...

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September Sky (American Jou...

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The Mirror (Northwest Passa...

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Indiana Belle (American Jou...

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American Journey: The First...

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Mercer Street (American Jou...

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According to Alan Cohen, author of more than twenty inspirational books and CDs, "There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest." "Use both," he advises, "and overlook neither."

This month I plan to pay more than lip service to rest. For the first time in more than a year, I will take a "break" from writing and marketing -- about three to four weeks -- and focus on other things.

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September Sky Mercer Street Indiana Belle Class of '59 Hannah's Moon American Journey: The First...
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"Weaving Vastly Different Eras Together!

I particularly liked this book in the Northwest Passage Series as it weaves vastly different eras together!

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" Hi, Jeri. Our cat, Charlotte, is only an occasional traveler. But she held up pretty well on this trip. Much better than I did ;-) "
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Thoroughly enjoyable read! I love the integration of historical fact with fiction. I can not wait to read Book 2!"
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"Each Book Is Better than the Last!

The story of Ginny and Katie's amazing trip to 1964 is such a trip for a baby-boomer!!! And John Heldt makes you feel like you are there once again!

Heldt makes it all seem so plausible and real... A wonderful ride..." Read more of this review »
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Liz Thanks for the Friendship. Your book "The Journey" sounds incredible!

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