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Holden - June 2017 - Astor Theatre
Holden Sheppard, Perth, June 2017

Holden Sheppard is a Perth-based author originally from Geraldton, Western Australia. His short stories have been published in Indigo Journal and page seventeen, while he has also written for the ABC’s The Drum, DNA Magazine and FasterLouder.

A graduate of Edith Cowan University’s Creative Writing program, in 2015 Holden received an ArtStart grant from the Australia Council for the Arts. During 2016, he undertook an Australian Society of Authors mentorship to develop his first novel, a Young Adult Fantasy/Adventure.

In 2017, he began publishing his short stories as downloadable e-books. They are available from Amazon, iBooks, Barnes and Noble, Kobo and Smashwords.

Holden spends his spare time working out, reading, playing video games, listening to rock music (his lifeline) and watching (or quoting) TV shows. He may be the only writer in history to switch to decaf and live to tell the tale, and he’s quit smoking more times than he cares to admit.

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