Rex Holmes and his wife live in Osoyoos British Columbia. He is retired but has homesteaded, worked in the Army Signal Corps and then with BC Telephone. He says, "If I had it all to do over again, I would go with joy back to the homestead and stay there forever." He is author The Last Summer, now out of print, and The Spruces [1999]. [Harbour Publishing 2003]

Review of the author's work by BC Studies:
The Spruces

The Spruces (Caitlin $15.95)

Remembering his own attempt at homesteading in the Peace River country during the Depression, Rex Holmes of Osoyoos has profiled an idealistic and frightened couple who go ‘back to the land’ in The Spruces (Caitlin $15.95), only to reap tragic consequences. 0-920576-79-6