David Holladay


I have many connections with braille and blindness. My wife is blind, and I am sighted. We both work at a company that sells braille translation computer software. We have two adopted children with visual impairments. None of that affect my books, except that my wife proofreads my text in braille.

I have an interest in politics, economics, and history. I like to serve up the dark side of these topics. I pay my credit card bills promptly because I do not want to build up a balance. I have two things in common with Jane Foremen. I had a similar intense summer school experience before my sophomore year in high school. I had a similar time investing in precious metals stocks in 2002-2003 when everything went up by a factor of 2 or 3 (except for the companies that mysteriously died).

My hope is that the reader will be carried through this book into a strange, yet familiar world via a damn good story.

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
I have been working on a book explaining the story of the Mitchell family. I need to explain how the collective efforts of the Mitchell family brought together the conditions that allowed those in Warren Ohio to flourish. In the current book, Emily Mitchell has a very unique skill set at a very early age. These and many other mysteries need to be revealed. The hardest part will be to explain the broad history from 2016 to 2060.
What inspired you to write this book?
In truth, the book was based on a one line joke. Something like, "When the economy collapses, people with high credit card balances will be sold into slavery". Somehow, the basic plot of a squad of (mostly female) friends allowing an enslaved fellow student get through high school came to me fully formed Once I had that, it took some time to attach a plot to take that starting point through enough twists to an ending that would give readers a lot to think about.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find David Holladay online

Where to buy in print


The Slave Formerly Known as Jane Foreman
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 73,540. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
This book, written in the year 2073, tells the story of Jane Foreman. Jane was born in 2034, was enslaved at 15, and came to dominate the business, social, and political life of her era. Since this book was written by one of her best friends, it reveals long hidden secrets of her path from slavery to business magnate.

David Holladay's tag cloud