Ethan Holmes


Ethan Holmes is the author of six books including the novels, Earth's Blood, Water and The Keystone. He is also the author of two collections of short stories, A Multi-Pack of Brain Flakes and Shorts and Other Laundry.. Currently residing in Northern Arizona, he enjoys hiking, playing twelve string guitar, reading, writing and participation in most active sports.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew out of my childhood, but not necessarily "up", in rural Pennsylvania, Amish country to be specific. Being around earthy, sincere and very 'religious' people would later influence many of my stories and characters.
When did you first start writing?
I've been writing since at least the age of ten, beginning with silly poems and unnecessarily long essays for homework.
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,900. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Water, precious potable water, is no longer readily available in cities and municipalities all across the country. Some of Water's characters think they have the solution to the problem. Some are just in survival mode and watching society crumble in the wake of the loss of the single most important resource on the planet.
Shorts and Other Laundry
Price: Free! Words: 28,610. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Eight of the best short stories from the mind of author Ethan Holmes.
Live Your Life in a Crap Free Zone
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,100. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation & inspiration
Ethan Holmes uses his sense of humor and dry wit to confront the numerous choices life presents us with and the paths they set us on. Every single day of our lives we all give and get multiple invitations to sit in a tub of crap. What if you chose not to accept or extend them? What would your life be like if you started making different choices today?
The Keystone
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,180. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
My name is Titus Kofi and it's not pronounced like the drink. I took this gig at The Keystone Hotel. The owners think money is being stolen. It's not money that's missing; it's some of the residents. The problem is, when you go to live at The Keystone, you're supposed to die at The Keystone. No one notices much when you live in a run-down, end-of-the-line hotel.
A Multi-Pack of Brain Flakes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,230. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A collection of seven short stories from Ethan Holmes, each with their own intriguing twist.
Earth's Blood
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 115,750. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Earth's Blood, Revised Edition 2013, Proofed and Edited This is no earthquake. This isn't a city getting jostled around and the survivors digging out the dead. It's not about the power going out for a week and then all is well again. No, this is Earth; ripe for a seismic event the likes of which man has never seen.