Anne Haw Holt Ph.D. writing as A. H. Holt
Anne is a tireless and opinionated juggernaut who literally never stops. She is a writer of both fiction and nonfiction and is also an accomplished poet and photographer.
Born in Virginia on September 20, 1934, Anne has lived an incredible life. She started her adult life with an eighth-grade education and quickly acquired some business training. She always worked full-time, often running her own businesses and always supporting her family. Having an innate love for books and being a prolific reader and writer, getting her degree was a natural step when she had the time. She attended Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) in Charlottesville, Virginia, and received her BA from Mary Baldwin in Staunton, Virginia in 1989. She holds a MA and Ph.D. in History from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. She completed her education over many years maintaining a respectable grade average, graduating magna cum laude while working full time while raising and supporting a large family.
Dr. Holt is a professional grant writer and teaches grant writing, writing, and leadership. Her book, ‘Grant Writing Step by Step’, is one of the best on the subject. Her book, ‘From Writer to Author: Prepare your Manuscript for Publication’, is a must-have for any serious writer.
Anne brings her deep knowledge of history and the American West into her western novels with incredible characters and storylines making them an absolute joy to read. She also has a fantastic anthology of four short stories in the suspense/horror genre, ‘The Four Faces of Death’.
‘The Malefactors’, is a beautiful and complicated story of the life of the thieves who died with Christ on the cross. This book is based on a story her father wrote and never published decades ago.
All in all, Anne is a talented and amazing writer creating great stories between being active in her community, working full time while beautifully maintaining her role as the matriarch of a huge family.