Mark W. Holdren has roamed New York State’s Adirondack and Finger Lakes country for more than half-a-century. He is the author of three Adirondack novels-Spirit Wolf, The Raven, and Lost Pond, and two non-fiction works, Back Roads of the Finger Lakes-A Journalist’s Sketchbook and Thoreau and Me in the Finger Lakes. An award-winning newspaper features writer, Holdren’s work has been honored by the Associated Press and New York State Newspaper Publishers Association. His stage credits include roles in Inherit the Wind and Our Town at Rochester, New York’s GEVA Theatre.

“There is an innate connection between humans and the natural world,” Holdren says. “I’ve long felt a magical connection between the beauty of wild, unspoiled places and a power greater than our own. I hope that my writing awakens the reader’s spirit to a deepened awareness of nature and peaceful mindfulness with all of life.”

Mark W. Holdren was born in Pittsburgh, PA. Raised suburban Rochester, New York, he graduated from Brighton High School in 1960 and Ithaca College in 1965. After working as a newspaper reporter for two years, Holdren joined the marketing staff of the Genesee Brewing Company. Retiring in 1999 as Vice President-Marketing Services, he turned his full attention to creative writing. Holdren lives in Marion, New York.

Mark Holdren

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