Mike Holst has been activley writing for the last ten years and is one of North Central Minnesota's most prolific writers. He writes a weekly newspaper column and has previously published, 'A long Way Back,' and 'Nothing to Lose.' He has written many essays, short storys, and novels. Mike lives and writes where his heart is, close to nature on a Minnesota lake, where he and his wife are retired. They are the parents of three grown children and eight grandchildren. Being a retired fire fighter, this book was very personal and dear to his heart.