Gregory Holch, age 17,
an American Field Service
exchange student visiting
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Biography of Gregory Holch

Gregory Holch is a children's book author, editor, and recent library school graduate. He was born in Japan, grew up in Connecticut, and lived for a year in Brazil as an American Field Service exchange student during high school.

After attending Hampshire College, he received a B.A. in English from Manhattanville College and an M.A. in American Civilization from New York University. He has recently received a Master of Science Degree in Library and Information Science from the Palmer School at LIU.

His first national publication was a letter to the editor of Teen Magazine, which he wrote under a pseudonym while he was in high school. (Teen had misspelled the Portuguese word for "thank you.") His first publication under his own name was a very short story called "Magic?" that was published in Seventeen Magazine while he was in college.

Greg Holch is a winner of the Mademoiselle Magazine Guest Editor competition, the same contest that Sylvia Plath wrote about in The Bell Jar years earlier. He worked for many years as a children's book editor, and has also been the editor of house and home products at a major consumer website. Currently he is a Senior Librarian at a branch of the New York Public Library. He is the author of The Things with Wings, a children's fantasy novel, and co-author of Jungle Jokes, a children's joke book.

He lives in New York City with his wife and children.

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Copyright © 2010-2018 by Gregory J. Holch. All Rights Reserved.

Selected Works

"Every year, on the first warm, sunny day of Spring, the butterflies returned to the little town of Angel Falls."
Children's Jokes
"What's gray and has four legs and a trunk?" "A mouse on a safari."
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