Greg Holden has lived in the Chicago area all his life. He grew up in the suburbs, and for nearly twenty years has lived on the city's North Side. He studied literature and writing at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he obtained a Master's Degree in English and Writing in 1982.
For many years Holden has worked as a writer himself. He was a reporter for a suburban group of newspapers, and later worked as an editor and writer at the University of Chicago. During his time at the University, Greg began to study with Molly Daniels, a novelist and director of the Clothesline School of Writing. Greg has read from his own poems and stories at Jimmy's Woodlawn Tap in Hyde Park, as well as other locations around the city.
Since 1996, Holden has been a full-time writer of books, articles, and columns on computer and Internet-related topics. He has written nine titles, including Creating Web Pages for Kids & Parents, Small Business Internet for Dummies, and Starting an Online Business for Dummies.
To take a break from the computer, he likes to go to coffeehouses and bookstores. He also enjoys visiting antique malls, where he often adds to his collections of items such as fountain pens, old watches, and hats. He continues to rehab his house and stocks with fish a pond in his backyard that he made himself. He is an active member of Jewel Heart, a Tibetan Buddhist meditation and study group based in Ann Arbor.
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