Knoxville native Charles Holdefer has published a new novel entitled “Bring Me The Head of Mr. Boots.” “Bring Me The Head of Mr. Boots” is a humorous novel about an entertainer who gets into deep trouble when performing as a magician and a party stunt goes disastrously wrong. He finds himself on the run, matching wits with the FBI, money launderers and a sinister homecoming queen. Holdefer says he always had admiration for magicians and magic and he tells KNIA/KRLS News some of his inspiration for the book comes from his own experiences in Knoxville. Holdefer says the Knoxville Public Library was helpful when he was a child with tutoring him and giving him books on magic and magicians. He says later as an adolescent he would perform shows at birthday parties, church socials and nursing homes throughout Knoxville. Holdefer attended Melcher-Dallas and Knoxville schools, and later the University of Iowa. He now lives in Brussels, Belgium and returns to Knoxville every year to visit family and to teach at the Iowa Summer Writing Festival. His novel is available at independent bookstores and from online sources. More information can be found at