Jeremy D. Holden

"Heartily recommended for those who enjoy mystery, thrillers, suspense, and spiritual or religious themes."


Halo of Power

Halo of Power

In Halo of Power, a sequel that also works as a standalone novel, Mal teams up with the enigmatic billionaire Huw Hudson once again. This time in a life-or-death battle against a shadowy organization that seeks to control untold wealth and power — and destroy the world’s great democracies and religions.

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Valley of Time

Valley of Time

In this sequel to Sea of Doubt, Mal Thomas is approached by another enigmatic billionaire with an equally incredible proposition, one that ultimately challenges the very core of our beliefs about space and time. Valley of Time poses a crucial question to the reader: What if you could go back to the pivotal moment in time that shaped your life? Would you try to alter your fate?

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Sea of Doubt

Sea of Doubt

In this "swift, unusually entertaining journey...," the story underscores our endless obsession with fame and pop culture. As Mal and his team launch one of the largest advertising campaigns the world has ever seen, a global media feeding frenzy ensues, leading to tragic consequences. The unexpected ending will leave you wondering how you didn’t see it coming.

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About the author

Jeremy Holden is an award-winning creative professional and accomplished writer and thinker with ties to both sides of the Atlantic. He received dual degrees in communications and law from the University of the West of England, giving him a distinctive right- and left-brain approach to business and life—and to his writing. Jeremy relocated in 1995 to the United States, where he met his future wife and became a citizen.

He has worked for some of the best-known advertising agencies in the world, including Publicis Worldwide, where he ran strategy for North America from its New York offices. During his career, he has won most of the industry’s top awards, including the prestigious “Gold Effie,” the advertising industry’s Golden Globe.

Jeremy has counseled some of the world’s most recognized names and helped them tell their stories, including Citigroup, Procter & Gamble, Audi of America, Nasdaq, and many others. His experiences are integrated into, and integral to, his Mal Thomas Mystery novels, Sea of Doubt (2016), Valley of Time (2017), and Halo of Power (2019).

His first nonfiction book, Second That Emotion: How Decisions, Trends, and Movements Are Shaped (Prometheus Books, 2012), explores how movements are created in the political, cultural, and commercial realms. As a result, he received coverage in Fast Company and Huff Post and appeared on CNN and NPR.

Jeremy lives and works in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he and his wife, Natalie, lead Clean, an integrated branding agency. He also teaches at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the School of Media and Journalism. A popular speaker and facilitator, Jeremy has run client workshops in tandem with fellow authors Malcolm Gladwell and Professor Dan Ariely.

He also has two overachieving children, Lily and Sam, and two extremely spoiled dogs, Stella and Wally.


11.3.2017—In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy. Jeremy Holden, President And Chief Strategy Officer, Clean. The mistakes? One, lack of preparedness. Two, egotism and ambition and wanting to put my name out there. Three...

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Sci-fi Talk, Time Capsule Episode

11.16.2017—Thanks to Warner Bros, we hear from Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Erza Miller and Henry Cavill on Justice League. Plus Isa Dick Hatchett previews the third season of Man In The High Castle from NYCC. There is more with author Jeremy Holden on his novel Valley Of Time...

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KFAI, Write On! Radio

11.21.2017—DJs: Steve McEllistrem, Lynette Reini-Grandell, Ian Graham Leask; We also talk with Jeremy D. Holden about his new novel Valley of Time, the second book in the Mal Thomas series after Sea of Doubt. He also wrote the nonfiction book, Second That Emotion: How Decisions, Trends, and Movements Are Shaped...

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News & Observer, Book Beat

11.26.2017—”Valley of Time” (Clean Publishing) is Jeremy Holden’s second installment in his Mal Thomas mystery series. In his new book, Holden explores what would happen if one could return to the pivotal moment in time that shaped on’es life. Mal Thomas finds himself pulled deep into an ambitious plot. A wrong decision...

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Raleigh Magazine

12.2017—Raleigh couple shares best and worst of the personal and professional. Natalie Perkins has many strengths but a great sense of timing hasn’t always been one of them. When the CEO of Raleigh branding agency Clean bought the company in late 2007, the nation was on the brink of the worst economic recession since...

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The Nerdy Girl Express

12.05.2017—Valley of Time Book Review from @kleffnotes. Strange lights and the possibility of an alien spacecraft leads readers into the second novel focused on Mal Thomas from Jeremy D. Holden. Valley of Time is technically a sequel to Sea of Doubt, but is written in a way that can allow it to act as a...

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Second That Emotion: How Decisions, Trends, & Movements Are Shaped Second That Emotion - Korean Edition

Jeremy’s first nonfiction book, Second That Emotion: How Decisions, Trends, & Movements Are Shaped (Prometheus Books, 2012), explores how movements are created in the political, cultural, and commercial realms. The book received wide-ranging media coverage including Fast Company, The Huffington Post, CNN, and NPR and is available on