Meet the man of Tall Cotton Literary

Growing up in a military family we moved nine times across North America, Europe and Asia causing me to attend just as many different schools.  All-in-all, once you got the rhythm of things it was a pretty good lifestyle.  And what teenager would not enjoy running around places like: Venice, Rome, Naples, Munich, Madrid or London with their family and friends?  I certainly didn’t.


Writing has become a cathartic experience for me. I had been told since a teen that I have a knack for writing.  I never paid much attention to those accolades.  I was either pre-occupied with trying to fly jets or trying to become a multi-millionaire before I turned thirty.  Well, neither of those aspirations worked out.  No worries though, I now get queasy on airplanes and I am still working on that first million.  That’s when the writing bug bit me.  Don’t ask me why or how. . . it just happened.  So now, turning my newfound passion for writing into a fulfilling career as a novelist is one of my new goals.  


As a youngster, my parent’s vivid recollections about growing up in Mississippi during the heyday of Jim Crow often enthralled my brothers and me.  Many of their stories filled us with anger, other stories inspired us towards high achievement and more than a few brought tears to our eyes from laughing too hard.  For prosperity and family history, I am compelled to share these stories with the world. And I do so with great pride.  As a writer, I am constantly educating myself with new ideas and challenging myself with different writing techniques. I love learning more about my readers, and would love to hear more about yourself, your tastes, and what you’d like me to write next.



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Horace Holmes Jr & Richard E. Holmes, M.D., MSU Campus, 2015