Coffee Smuggler is Dave's first novel.  In researching coffee, he came across the outlandish story of how Gabriel de Clieu smuggled coffee to the Americas. If this is true, why hasn't someone written a book about him? Why indeed.

Dave Holman lives in Maine with his wife Rommy, cat Patas and three dwarf goats: Aurora, Canela, and Silly Willy. Dave attended Carleton College in Minnesoohta and holds an MBA from USM. He has written for Renewing the Countryside, The Free Press, and served as the Outreach and Communications Coordinator for Safe Passage from 2011-2014. He is currently the Assistant Director of Annual Giving at Bowdoin College.


After crisscrossing America to meet with, photograph and write about rural innovators in over 30 states, Dave co-authored Youth Renewing the Countryside in 2009. In 2011, he collaborated with a graphic designer to publish high definition maps of Bolivia and of the city of La Paz, Bolivia. 

He has a couple of irons in the fire: a thriller related to ecological and financial security, a book of short stories from his years in Bolivia and also a book about ultra-running. OK, no more clues unless you subscribe to the emailing list, that's where the latest insider info goes. Stay tuned.