Stephen Holgate is a fifth-generation Oregonian and current Portland resident, who
served for four years as a diplomat with the American Embassy in Morocco.
In addition to his other foreign service posts, Mr. Holgate has served as a congressional
staffer; headed a committee staff of the Oregon State Senate; managed two electoral
campaigns; acted with the national tour of an improvisational theater group; worked
as a crew member of a barge on the canals of France; and lived in a tent while working
as a gardener in Malibu.
Holgate has published several short stories and a successfully produced a one-man
play as well as publishing innumerable freelance articles. Tangier is his first novel.