Linda Holt, writing as L.L. Holt, is the author of Invictus, a novel about Beethoven’s childhood, published in 2019 by Harvard Square Editions, and The Black Spaniard, a novel about Beethoven’s early years in Vienna (2016, Unsolicited Press). She teaches Humanities at Southern New Hampshire University and Thomas Edison State University. Her classical music reviews have appeared in newspapers and online.
A member of the Princeton Research Forum and American Beethoven Society, she has special interest in the lives, work, and spiritual paths of Beethoven, Thoreau, and Meister Eckhart, and is the author of a book about the latter (Viewing Meister Eckhart). Holt has studied several musical instruments, music theory, sight-reading, music history, and related topics. She has conducted Beethoven research during several visits to Germany and Austria.
For many years, Holt led communications departments at Trenton State College, Thomas Edison State College, and NJIT. A lifelong yoga student and member of the SKY Foundation (Philadelphia), Holt posts some of her other writing at her Web site www.ReligiousScholar.com . Her Twitter account is @ReligiousSchola. Her experiences writing and seeking publication of The Black Spaniard, as well as excerpts from the novel, appear at: Facebook.com/BeethovenTheYoungMaster.