Anne M. Holcomb

Goodreads Author


Born
in Petoskey, MI, The United States
Genre

Member Since
July 2007

URL


I began writing fiction in 2012. My fiction blends ideas and facts from history with a healthy dose of creativity and imagination. I also have experience with freelance editing and graphic design, marketing, and research.

I grew up in Southwest Michigan and returned to live there after traveling for education and work. I live with my husband, Josh, and our two cats, Steve and Steve Junior. For my "day job," I am a public librarian. When I'm not working, reading, researching or writing, I love the outdoors, running, triathlon, watching University of Michigan sports, and enjoying a good craft beer.

Synopsis for Book 2 in the Two Circles series - CIRCLE OF EARTH

Read the synopsis for CIRCLE THE EARTH, second book in the Two Circles series, below! Less than a month to go before I start my writing marathon!
_____

Three summers have passed since visitors from another world left the valley home of the Circle of Kin. Tensions in the Circle have risen and the men and women are arguing. Scout disobeys the new rules and receives a troubling vis... Read more of this blog post »
 •  0 comments  •  flag
Share twitter circle
Published on October 03, 2013 06:54 Tags: book-2, circle-the-earth, series, synopsis, upcoming
Average rating: 4.5 · 6 ratings · 3 reviews · 2 distinct works
Circle of Kin, Circle of St...

4.40 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Circle the Earth

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2014
Rate this book
Clear rating

* Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author. To add more, click here.

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

The Institute
Anne Holcomb is currently reading
by Stephen King (Goodreads Author)
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
Losing Earth: A R...
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
Gastrophysics: Th...
Rate this book
Clear rating

 

Anne’s Recent Updates

Anne Holcomb rated a book it was amazing
How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan
Rate this book
Clear rating
How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan
"This is an epic book about the history of psychedelics, and their potential for improving the human condition. My first thought on the subject was of people tripping on LSD, and making a mess of their lives. But, this does not have to be the case..." Read more of this review »
The First Mistake by Sandie Jones
"Many moons ago (November of 2017 to be exact), I had the privilege of reading an early manuscript of Sandie Jones's debut novel The Other Woman, and I knew once I finished it that the publishing industry had found something really special. I was complet..." Read more of this review »
Anne Holcomb rated a book liked it
The First Mistake by Sandie Jones
Rate this book
Clear rating
Anne Holcomb rated a book it was amazing
Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino
Rate this book
Clear rating
Anne Holcomb is currently reading
The Institute by Stephen King
Rate this book
Clear rating
Anne Holcomb started reading
Losing Earth by Nathaniel Rich
Rate this book
Clear rating
Anne Holcomb rated a book it was amazing
The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Everlasting Rose by Dhonielle Clayton
"
Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest


On the surface, The Belles series really doesn't seem like it should work. The concept of a dystopian society overturned by a teenage revolutionary has been done to death thanks in part to the wildly successful Hunger Games and Div..." Read more of this review »
Anne Holcomb rated a book liked it
The Everlasting Rose by Dhonielle Clayton
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Anne's books…
Roberto Bolaño
“Without turning, the pharmacist answered that he liked books like The Metamorphosis, Bartleby, A Simple Heart, A Christmas Carol. And then he said that he was reading Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's. Leaving aside the fact that A Simple Heart and A Christmas Carol were stories, not books, there was something revelatory about the taste of this bookish young pharmacist, who ... clearly and inarguably preferred minor works to major ones. He chose The Metamorphosis over The Trial, he chose Bartleby over Moby Dick, he chose A Simple Heart over Bouvard and Pecouchet, and A Christmas Carol over A Tale of Two Cities or The Pickwick Papers. What a sad paradox, thought Amalfitano. Now even bookish pharmacists are afraid to take on the great, imperfect, torrential works, books that blaze a path into the unknown. They choose the perfect exercises of the great masters. Or what amounts to the same thing: they want to watch the great masters spar, but they have no interest in real combat, when the great masters struggle against that something, that something that terrifies us all, that something that cows us and spurs us on, amid blood and mortal wounds and stench.”
Roberto Bolano, 2666

Charlotte Brontë
“Most true is it that 'beauty is in the eye of the gazer.' My master’s colourless, olive face, square, massive brow, broad and jetty eyebrows, deep eyes, strong features, firm, grim mouth, — all energy, decision, will, — were not beautiful, according to rule; but they were more than beautiful to me; they were full of an interest, an influence that quite mastered me, — that took my feelings from my own power and fettered them in his. I had not intended to love him; the reader knows I had wrought hard to extirpate from my soul the germs of love there detected; and now, at the first renewed view of him, they spontaneously arrived, green and strong! He made me love him without looking at me.”
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

Charlotte Brontë
“Do you think I am an automaton? — a machine without feelings? and can bear to have my morsel of bread snatched from my lips, and my drop of living water dashed from my cup? Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain, and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! — I have as much soul as you — and full as much heart! And if God had gifted me with some beauty and much wealth, I should have made it as hard for you to leave me, as it is now for me to leave you. I am not talking to you now through the medium of custom, conventionalities, nor even of mortal flesh: it is my spirit that addresses your spirit; just as if both had passed through the grave, and we stood at God's feet, equal — as we are!”
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

Margaret Atwood
“We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and a powerful woman as an anomaly.”
Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood
“People cry at weddings for the same reason they cry at happy endings: because they so desperately want to believe in something they know is not credible.”
Margaret Atwood

2229 Dark Tower — 886 members — last activity Nov 01, 2018 10:44AM
We seek the Dark Tower, and will travel with Roland throughout the year, reading the Seven as well as Related Holy Texts.
25x33 Rust Belt reads — 17 members — last activity Mar 06, 2011 03:56PM
For people who like to read books about the Rust Belt region, economy and politics
31471 THE Group for Authors! — 11362 members — last activity 4 hours, 44 min ago
This is a group for authors to discuss their craft, as well as publishing and book marketing.



No comments have been added yet.