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Saying goodbye to an author who inspired me… P.G. Holyfield

August 18, 2014

Hello ladies and gentlemen!  Welcome to the Casa!

I had an idea for this week’s blog post, but that changed this morning when I checked out Facebook.  P.G. Holyfield, an author who inspired me to begin writing stories again after many years, is dying.

When I got my first IPod and started listening to podcast and audiobooks, his was probably the only fantasy story I was willing to try.  I’ve never been a big fan of high fantasy stories, but “Murder at Avedon Hill” wasn’t your typical fantasy story.  It was a murder mystery that took more twists and turns than a roller coaster, and yet every swerve felt natural in delivery.  For those who don’t know it, “Murder at Avedon Hill” is about the murder of a woman named Greta Platt, Headmistress of Avedon Manor.  A retired Aaronic priest named Aramis Kragen is in need of passage through Avedon Pass, but Lord Avedon will not allow it until he finds the murderer.  How does one find a murderer in a town with more secrets than townsfolk?  It was known as the podcast that would not end, but that isn’t why I remember it so well.  It was the writing and the excellent voice acting work that really made the full cast audiobook come to life.  His stint as a co-host on the Dead Robot’s Society writing podcast, among other voice acting work.

I want to close with a link to a blog post which provides more details on what is going on with P.G., as well as information on a fund-raiser for his medical bills and his daughters.  Please, take the moment to check it out and, if you can, possibly donate a little money to help out a family in need.  The link is

I want to close this with something that was a bit of a joke from when Murder at Avedon Hill, and I say this with a lot of respect and a wry grin…


Donald “D.J.” Pitsiladis


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