About the Author

Holly Jahangiri is the author of Trockle; A Puppy, Not a Guppy; and A New Leaf for Lyle. She draws inspiration from her family, from her own childhood adventures (some of which only happened in her overactive imagination), and from readers both young and young at heart. She lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband, J.J., whose love and encouragement make writing books twice the fun. 

Where to Find Me


Holly Jahangiri

Here, you’ll find links to important pages and past blogs also located on this site, as well as to the most current news and stories.

Personal Blog:

A More Positive Perspective

Link to this blog – the one you’re reading right now!

Coffee-Fueled Perspectives (a Substack Newsletter):


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Children’s Books Blog:

Holly Jahangiri, Author: Children’s Books

Information about the children’s books I’ve written. Trockle and A Puppy, Not a Guppy, are currently available only from the publisher (4RV Publishing); A New Leaf for Lyle can be found on Amazon and BN.com. If you see any of these listed for more than $25, talk to me. I may be able to find you a less expensive copy.

Amazon Author Page:

Buy Books by Holly Jahangiri on Amazon

Why yes, I am published, too! I have been for years, and yet not even all my family members seem to know this. Never claimed to be any good at selling books.

4RV Publishing Author Page:

Buy Books by Holly Jahangiri at 4RV Publishing

My page on my Publisher’s website. This is the best place to buy Trockle or A Puppy, Not a Guppy.


Holly Jahangiri (@hollyjahangiri@counter.social) – CounterSocial

New to me! I like this one a lot. So far. I’ll be staying, provided the émigrés from birdland don’t bring their baggage with them.


See Alternatives to Antisocial Media for how to find a “pod” and where to find me.


Read Stories by Holly Jahangiri on Medium

Do you like “unlimited” like I do? Subscribe to Medium for just $5/month, and read everything there is to read, for no extra charge. Use this link: https://hollyjahangiri.medium.com/membership and it will directly support my writing there each month you remain a subscriber, but links found on this blog to my writing are generally “Friend links” that will bypass the paywall and let you read them for free, even if you’ve read your three “freebies” for the month.

Muck Rack:

Holly Jahangiri on Muck Rack


Holly Jahangiri on Goodreads Authors


Holly Jahangiri on Facebook

Like Twitter – rancorous, politically-polarized, full of spammers, scammers, fakes, and trolls – but with better privacy protections (from everyone but the staff) and control over the audience for posts.

Facebook Pages*:

Holly Jahangiri, Author (Facebook Page)

A Fresh Perspective (Facebook Page for This Blog)


Holly Jahangiri on Instagram

Photos, sketches, food – wait, when did I become a food blogger? I’ll keep this until the day I #deletefacebook – and WhatsApp, and whatever other stuff Zuckerburg has swallowed up lately. I wouldn’t trust any news or viral memes found there, but since everyone we’ve ever met has an account there (including the ones who turn up their noses and announce, “I don’t do Facebook,” mostly), might as well keep it a while. It’s kind of pretty.


Holly Jahangiri on LinkedIn

Used to be a “professional site” and about as exciting as a digital Rolodex, until Microsoft bought it. Now it’s much more exciting, full of content that others think belongs on Facebook, and rife with trolls and fake accounts. 


Holly Jahangiri on YouTube

You honestly expect an introverted writer to do video? I’m still thinking about it. What’s there is mostly stuff and nonsense. Needs work – or a big fat finger on the Delete button. 

* Sites marked with a blue asterisk are subject to deletion without further notice. This page will be updated accordingly. 

Because some days, even I forget where I put myself!

Recent Posts

Gratitude and a List

Gratitude and a List

In the fall, our thoughts turn to gratitude. It’s harvest time in the temperate and sub-tropical zones, and the fear of starvation if it fails is deeply embedded in our cultural psyche. It is a time to count our blessings and articulate those things for which we are most truly grateful. Everyone has their own list, of course, but I want to tell you about an extraordinary group of people who are very close to the top of mine.

Traveling South Dakota:Wind Cave

Traveling South Dakota:Wind Cave

This is a sacred space for the Lakota people, as it is part of the Lakota creation story. Here, the earth itself seems to “breathe,” inhaling or exhaling according to the barometric pressure. Standing right here, on a hot day, you can feel a cool wind coming from that small hole.