Alison Naomi Holt

Creating adventure one character at a time

Alison Naomi Holt is an American fiction writer and screenwriter. She writes in multiple genres including fantasy, mystery, and psychological suspense. Her screenplay, The Door at the Top of the Stairs was a quarter finalist in the Austin Film Festival and a semi finalist in the Cynosure Screenwriting Awards. Read Full Bio

Alison, being the ex-cop that she is, is writing about a subject that she knows intimately and it shows in this book and it’s sequel, “Credo’s Legacy”. I find it refreshing that this author, coming from a police background–a very serious and sometimes deadly occupation–has such a keen sense of humor…..it’s definitely an added plus to her story telling.

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Well, Duchess Rampant is sliding into the finish line.  I have about four or five more chapters to go before I send it off to my Beta readers and then to my editors, I’ve had a lot of fun with this one and I think you’ll enjoy reading it just as much as I enjoyed writing it.

I had a wonderful Thanksgiving in Pennsylvania where about 25 cousins and second and third cousins all got together and laughed and ate and several of the millenials found themselves at a Pittsburgh Penguins hockey game. The adults sat around reminiscing and four or five of us put together a 1000 word crossword puzzle. Man, was that a bear! It took us three days of people stopping by the table for an hour or two at a time and adding what they could. The puzzle was so difficult we celebrated when someone found even a single piece.

Hannukah is here and Christmas is on the way. Here’s wishing everyone a happy, smiling holiday season.

 

I’d like to introduce you to Nathaniel Gauthier, a young mage who begins life a little awkwardly, but is destined for great things.

Nathaniel Gauthier, a young, scholastic mage, battles a wraith to protect his king.

He loses, and he dies.

One thousand years later, Prince Amelon and his sorceress princess, Laucwen, discover ancient texts on the art of raising the dead. Their kingdom languishes under brutal occupying forces. Their only hope lies in resurrecting the long dead Jancor, the greatest battle mage ever to walk the shores of Merigor.

Laucwen sends the magical call for Jancor and accidentally summons Nathaniel instead.

He studied transformational magic at the collegium and skipped most of the classes on warfare and battle tactics in favor of translating ancient texts.

He lost his one and only magical duel.

Now Amelon believes him to be a powerful battle mage and looks to him to fight the greatest magical battle Merigor has ever faced.

If you love heroes that come in all shapes and sizes, follow along with Nathaniel as he learns that being a hero means so much more than simply being the biggest and baddest Mage of Merigor. As always, if you’d like to receive updates on upcoming book releases and would like to receive the first book in the Alex Wolfe mystery series completely free of charge, please join me by signing up for my Newsletter

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Walking the Moors With Agatha

As I sit out on my deck watching the fog roll over the fields of my farm, I realize what a wonderful opportunity I’ve had to be able to write in such beauty. It seems wherever I am, I’m usually drawn outdoors to a porch or a patio, especially in the spring, summer and fall, when flowers are blooming, the bees are pollinating and the cicada’s are singing their songs. My writing seems to flow easily when I’m outside the confines of four walls.

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Five Reasons a Writer Should Run From Social Media

Multi-tasking using Social Media seems to be all the rage these days. You say you’re a writer. Do you want to be a successful writer? Do you want to take your writing to the next level? Then I highly suggest you jump off the Social Media bandwagon and turn off your internet while you write. Why, you say? Here’s why…

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To Live or Not to Live

We had several chicks arrive today. They’re barely three days old and already I can tell the timid from the bold, the strong from the weak and then, there’s this tiny little one that I have tucked up under my shirt because she needs just a little bit more warmth and...

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Getting Kicked Out of the Story

I’ve been practicing a new technique that I learned from my friend, Harvey Stanbrough. If you are a writer, Harvey’s website is full of excellent material he’s written and collected on everything having to do with writing. He’s a great writer himself, but as a...

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Different Strokes

Writing mysteries comes easily to me since most of my adult life has been spent unraveling true to life mysteries as an officer in a large metropolitan police force. Solving cases is really nothing more than methodical fact-finding and taking the time to follow-up on...

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