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Jacob Holo


Jacob Holo has been a recreational geek since childhood, when he discovered Star Wars and Star Trek, and a professional geek since college, when he graduated from Youngstown State University with a degree in Electrical and Controls Engineering. He started writing when his parents bought that “new” IBM 286 desktop, and over the years, those powers combined to push him to the next level of nerddom: a sci-fi author who designs intricate worlds and tech systems…and promptly blows them up in a string of nonstop action.

He is the author of seven books, including national bestseller The Gordian Protocol (with David Weber), military sci-fi The Dragons of Jupiter, YA urban fantasy Time Reavers (a Kirkus Reviews Best Indie Book of 2014), and the mecha space opera trilogy Seraphim Revival (Bane of the Dead, Throne of the Dead, Disciple of the Dead); and YA steampunk fantasy The Wizard’s Way (with H.P. Holo).

Between novels, Jacob enjoys gaming of all sorts, whether video gaming, card gaming, miniature wargaming, or watching speed runs on YouTube. He is a former-Ohioan, former-Michigander who now lives in South Carolina with his wife/boss H.P. and his cat/boss Nova.

H.P. Holo


H.P. Holo grew up in a family where it was dangerous to profess boredom. She’s also an incorrigible smart aleck. So when her parents told her to read a dictionary, she did. And then she began writing novels they needed that dictionary to understand.

Her first published ode to smart aleckery was YA fantasy The Wizard’s Way (with Jacob Holo), which readers have called everything from “quirky and fun” to “a veritable love letter to steampunk fans” to “2 stars. A book.”

Between those milestones, H.P. has practiced varying degrees of smart and aleck. She briefly taught 8th Grade English Language arts before realizing she didn’t care to aspire to that level of sainthood. She thus left to work for her local library system, where she spent a decade as, variously, Page, Clerk, Teen Assistant, and now that she writes full time, frequent haver-of-overdue-fees.

When not writing her latest novel, H.P. enjoys procrastinating, planning cosplays she’ll never finish, cooking weird meals out of random leftovers, saying nice things to her kitchen garden (especially the blueberries; they’re always a little sad), fangirling over terrible movies, and arguing that Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is, in fact, the most perfect movie ever made.

She lives in South Carolina with her husband, a bunch of plants, and a cat who thinks exactly as much of herself as she deserves.

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15 replies

  1. Sounds like an interesting story. Thanks for the follow.

    • Thanks! Writing The Dragons of Jupiter has been a labor of love. I hope to self-publish it later this year.

      • Good luck. How long have you been working on Dragons of Jupiter?

      • Well, I wrote a short story back in 2007 that ended up being the kernel for The Dragons of Jupiter. I got serious about the novel in 2009, I think. I finished the first draft in 2011. After that, it’s gone through the normal editing process, you know, letting friends and family read it. That sort of thing.

  2. Yeah, it took me about 2 1/2 years to set up my world and complete the first book.

  3. Congratulations on becoming a writer on Legends Undying. I was also willing to share, btw, but I guess DarkJade thought that the two of you would work better together. Anyway, I am happy to be sharing this experience with you. I enjoy your writing.

  4. Thanks for the follow mate! I’ve always enjoyed sci-fi and Warhammer so I returned the follow. Keep up the great work!

  5. Just discovered this via the Dragons of Jupiter site, via a fb ad. The artwork alone is stunning! Also nice to see you’re a fellow 40k enthusiast.

    • Thanks, Robbie! Hopefully the site enticed you to give it a try. 🙂 I definitely think it’s a story that will appeal to 40K fans like you and me. It’s fast paced with tons of action, but also has a strong character core of two brothers on opposite sides of a war. If you do give it a read, please stop by again and let me know what you thought.

  6. I found an ad for this book surfing the internet, and I was very impressed by the storyline. Very good book. I’m curious about any sequels, because the ending was very much a cliffhanger. I’m a huge fan of science fiction, so any sequels to this book will most definitely be read by me. I’m also a fan of 40k and the halo universe. Nice to see others out there.

    • Thanks, Matthew! I’m glad you enjoyed the book. It’s always awesome to hear positive feedback from readers. 🙂

      I definitely plan on writing a sequel to The Dragons of Jupiter. I’ve actually gotten a few questions about that recently, so I’m going to make a post on the blog and hopefully answer the most common questions. It’ll go up on the website soon, so be sure to look for it.

      Thanks again, Matthew. And be sure to check out my new book, Time Reavers. You might like it. 🙂

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