J.D. Holiday

Hi! I'm Author & Illustrator, J.D. Holiday.

I wrote and illustrated the picture books-Janoose The Goose, Janoose and The Fall Feather Fair, and The Spy Game; a chapter book for 6 to 9 year olds, The Great Snowball Escapade; a Christian Christmas Middle-grade novel, SIMPLE THINGS and a collections of short stories for adults in Stories &Imaginings For The Reading Spot.
Her site is: http://jdholiday.blogspot.com/

 

SIMPLE THINGS
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07L6GF95K/

Simple Things by JD Holiday A Christian, Christmas middle-grade novel.

Simple Things - J.D. Holiday

In Simple Things the Cameron children worried they will not get the toys they asked for this Christmas because their mother is a last minute shopper. The uncle Trisha Frankel lived with most of her life has died. The only option she has is to find the father she does not know. Trisha takes her dog, Mitch to search out her father. Along the way, her dog is stolen. The most likely suspect in the dog’s disappearance is a man connected to the Cameron children Phoebe, Tucker, and Kirby. Phoebe, Kirby and Tucker Cameron are busy trying to figure out if their Christmas gifts will arrive. Helping Trisha makes them realize sometimes the problems of others are more important than their own interests.

Truth, As Strange As Fiction: Bothered, Part 2: WARNING, Violence https://jdswritersblog.blogspot.com/2018/06/truth-as-strange-as-fiction-bothered.html #mustread #read
Truth, As Strange As Fiction: Bothered, Part 2: WARNING, Violence https://jdswritersblog.blogspot.com/2018/06/truth-as-strange-as-fiction-bothered.html #mustread #read

Truth, As Strange As Fiction: Bothered, Part 2: WARNING, Violence
https://jdswritersblog.blogspot.com/2018/06/truth-as-strange-as-fiction-bothered.html #mustread #read

Truth, As Strange As Fiction: What’s In A Name by JD Holiday
Truth, As Strange As Fiction: What’s In A Name by JD Holiday

Truth, As Strange As Fiction: What’s In A Name
https://jdswritersblog.blogspot.com/2018/07/truth-as-strange-as-fiction-whats-in.html

The Authors Words: Author Bev Davis
The Authors Words: Author Bev Davis

The Authors Words: Author Bev Davis https://jdswritersblog.blogspot.com/2018/07/the-authors-words-author-bev-davis.html

The Authors Words: An Interview with Children's Author, Patricia A. Moore
The Authors Words: An Interview with Children's Author, Patricia A. Moore

The Authors Words: An Interview with Children's Author, Patricia A. Moore
https://jdswritersblog.blogspot.com/2018/06/the-authors-words-interview-with.html #jesus
#mustread #childrensbooks
#Read #kidlit ​#picturebooks
#Christian #Godisgood #John316author ​ #parents

Truth, As Strange As Fiction: Bothered, Part 1
Truth, As Strange As Fiction: Bothered, Part 1

Truth, As Strange As Fiction: Bothered, Part 1
https://jdswritersblog.blogspot.com/2018/06/truth-as-strange-as-fiction-bothered_18.html
#mustread #Read

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The Authors' Words: An Interview with Author Jill Hand
The Authors' Words: An Interview with Author Jill Hand

The Authors' Words: An Interview with Author Jill Hand

https://jdswritersblog.blogspot.com/2018/05/the-authors-words-interview-with-author.html

The Authors' Words: Award Winning Author, Marilyn Meredith

The Authors' Words: Award Winning Author, Marilyn Meredith
https://jdswritersblog.blogspot.com/2018/05/the-authors-words-award-winning-author.html

Source: http://jdswritersblog.blogspot.com/2018/05/the-authors-words-award-winning-author.html

The Authors' Words: An Interview with S. Evan Townsend
https://jdswritersblog.blogspot.com/2018/05/the-authors-words-interview-with-s-evan.html

The Authors' Words: Award Winning Author, Marilyn Meredith

The Authors' Words: Award Winning Author, Marilyn Meredith
 

The Authors' Words: Award Winning Author, Marilyn Meredith
https://jdswritersblog.blogspot.com/2018/05/the-authors-words-award-winning-author.html

The Body in the Library

Reblogged from BrokenTune :
The Body in the Library - Agatha Christie

“What I feel is that if one has got to have a murder actually happening in one's house, one might as well enjoy it, if you know what I mean.” 

This is a Marple story, but I love the book nonetheless.

 

The story follows the typical Christie formula - the impossible murder and a cast of suspects who all seem to have a connection to the victim. But who was the victim?

 

We have red herrings, we have murder, we have greed, jealousy, love, gossip, and everything else that village life has to offer - and that can be applied to the world at large. The cast of characters in this one is as superb as in Murder at the Vicarage - from Mrs. and Colonel Bantry to the young couple squabbling over their jealousies to Colonel Melchett, whose knowledge of the world is more pretence than anything.

“Colonel Melchett silently marvelled at the amount of aids to beauty that women could use. Rows of jars of face cream, cleansing cream, vanishing cream, skin-feeding cream! Boxes of different shades of powder. An untidy heap of every variety of lipstick. Hair lotions and “brightening” applications. Eyelash black, mascara, blue stain for under the eyes, at least twelve different shades of nail varnish, face tissues, bits of cotton wool, dirty powder-puffs. Bottles of lotions—astringent, tonic, soothing, etc.

“Do you mean to say,” he murmured feebly, “that women use all these things?”

Inspector Slack, who always knew everything, kindly enlightened him. “In private life, sir, so to speak, a lady keeps to one or two distinct shades, one for evening, one for day. They know what suits them and they keep to it. But these professional girls, they have to ring a change, so to speak. They do exhibition dances, and one night it’s a tango and the next a crinoline Victorian dance and then a kind of Apache dance and then just ordinary ballroom, and, of course, the makeup varies a good bit.”

“Good lord!” said the Colonel.

Book Reviewer Fran Lewis Reviews, The Great Snowball Escapade

Book Reviewer Fran Lewis Reviews, The Great Snowball Escapade

https://cerealauthors.wordpress.com/2018/01/17/book-reviewer-fran-lewis-reviewsthe-great-snowball-escapade/

Authors, How To Use Instagram to Promote Your Books

Authors, How To Use Instagram to Promote Your Books https://jdswritersblog.blogspot.com/2018/01/authors-how-to-use-instagram-to-promote.html

Edward Gorey Art- Not For The Faint-hearted

Edward Gorey Art- Not For The Faint-hearted

https://thisandthatart.wordpress.com/2018/01/28/edward-goreyart-not-for-the-faint-hearted/

Santa by JD Holiday :D
Santa by JD Holiday :D

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all Storytellers and Wordsmiths everywhere!
https://jdswritersblog.blogspot.com/2017/12/merry-christmas-and-happy-new-year-to.html