Leonard Hollar

Leonard Hollar was born and raised in Oklahoma. He is retired and now lives in Northwest Louisiana, when he's home at all. When he's not at home, he's often attending an event with the Society for Creative Anachronism.

A persistent cuss, he started college at Oklahoma Christian College in 1965 and graduated with a Bachelor of Criminal Justice degree from Louisiana State University at Shreveport in 1997 with a stop for an Associate Degree at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA in 1984 while still in the Army. In addition, he spent time in the Oklahoma National Guard and the U. S. Army and working on one sort of airplane or another from T-37 "Tweets" to U-6 Beavers to RU-21's to KC-135's. He has also been a police officer, private investigator and armed guard. Thanks to his Uncle Sam he has been able to add world traveler; having visited Vietnam once and Germany twice during fifteen years in the Army.

Leonard is the author of "Just one of Those Days" in Grantville Gazette, Vol. 2, and is on Eric Flint's Firearms Committee, the official "Gun Nuts" for the 1632 universe. He has also helped edit several stories and two books for other authors in the Baen pantheon.

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Flint’s Lock

Flint’s Lock

In 1633 Eric Flint and David Weber give us our first glimpse at the type of firearm Grantville introduced to arm its allies. Many fans of the series were surprised that more advanced weaponry was not produced. To better understand why a muzzle loading flintlock rifle...
Just One Of Those Days

Just One Of Those Days

The day had begun badly for Matti. First, as his cavalry troop broke camp, one of the ties that was supposed to hold his bedroll on his saddle broke; and then the spare broke, too! So, by the time he finally got his gear stowed he had to join the rear of the column...