Fred Holmes


This is Fred Holmes’s first fiction novel, having previously ghost-written a nonfiction book, LETTERS FROM DAD. He is known as a writer and director of films and television, working primarily in family films and children’s television. His work can be seen on Mary Lou Retton’s FLIP FLOP SHOP, BARNEY AND FRIENDS, WISHBONE, HORSELAND, IN SEARCH OF THE HEROES, and many other shows, for which he has won two Emmys and three CINE Golden Eagles, among numerous other awards. He has also directed three feature films, including DAKOTA, starring Lou Diamond Phillips, distributed by Miramax; HARLEY, also starring Lou Diamond Phillips, distributed by Lionsgate; and HEART LAND, a Bollywood feature film shot on location in India. He lives with his wife and son in the southwest United States, and can be found online at

Smashwords Interview

What inspired THE UGLY TEAPOT?
The story sprang from tragedy. My brother died very young and his death was very difficult for me. That was decades ago, and I’m still not over it. I wanted to write a story that would accomplish two things: help me through my grief, and help others as well.
Who is the intended audience?
Mainly girls between the ages of 9 and 14, although I am hopeful that girls as young as 8, and as old as 18, will enjoy it. I would also love for their mothers to read it. The mom in my story plays a pivotal role, and let’s faces it, tragedy affects the entire family. There is also a lot of action, adventure, and humor in TEAPOT, so I would think boys will like it as well!
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Where to find Fred Holmes online

Where to buy in print


The Ugly Teapot, Book One: Hannah
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,410. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
Fourteen-year-old Hannah Bradbury just left home on an exciting adventure with her father. There is just one problem. Her father died a month ago.

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