J.D. Holiday

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

What's on my (smorgasbord! :) blog! ~MT SHOWS: The Authors' Words & Characters Gone Mad,  Independent Publishing News -- news from the book business ~ IN A NUT SHELL ~ :Articles about Writing and Art ~ :THE BOOK REPORT & :THE BOOK REPORT CLASSICS ~ Interviews With Authors and Illustrators ~ ARTWORK & Works In Progress ~ :Old Movies ~Shows on Red River Radio

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

Read an excerpt from my story; Dangers In The Wilderness, New York 1755

Read an excerpt from my story; Dangers In The Wilderness, New York 1755 #shortstory #amreading #literary
https://angiesdiary.com/stories/excerpt/dangers-in-the-wilderness-new-york-1755/

LIMITLESS – Charity Anthology, In a Nut Shell!  http://jdswritersblog.blogspot.com/2017/11/limitless-charity-anthology-in-nut-shell.html
LIMITLESS – Charity Anthology, In a Nut Shell! http://jdswritersblog.blogspot.com/2017/11/limitless-charity-anthology-in-nut-shell.html

I Pub News: Amazon Alleges Violations by KDP Authors, Publishers by Calvin Reid http://jdswritersblog.blogspot.com/2017/09/i-pub-news-amazon-alleges-violations-by.html

An Interview with Author and Illustrator, JD Holiday #amreading #parent #IARTG #bookplugs  #mustread  #storytelling https://cerealauthors.wordpress.com/2017/08/29/celebrate-with-us-more-about-jd-holiday/#like-8639
An Interview with Author and Illustrator, JD Holiday #amreading #parent #IARTG #bookplugs #mustread #storytelling https://cerealauthors.wordpress.com/2017/08/29/celebrate-with-us-more-about-jd-holiday/#like-8639
http://bit.ly/2wtP7Mg
http://bit.ly/2wtP7Mg

An Interview with Author and Illustrator, JD Holiday #amreading #parent #IARTG #bookplugs #mustread #storytellinghttps://cerealauthors.wordpress.com/2017/08/29/celebrate-with-us-more-about-jd-holiday/#like-8639

Oh, shit, I want this

Reblogged from Grimlock ♥ Prince Robot IV:

Jessica got me this amazing pillow from Redbubble.   It was my conjunx endura and I can't find it anywhere.   (Because, yes, I'm like that and my life seems to be continually misplacing and finding things. I very rarely lost them, but I'm distraught: I loved this pillow and I carried it everywhere.   Every.   Where.   I got looks, and ignored them.  I'd rather use something and risk losing it than not use it at all.   Which is why I buy and read variant cover comics.   Deal, life.)

 

Still, I'm sad, and I tend to comfort myself by looking at more Transformers art. 

 

I'm thinking of getting this bag.   To use for school, because, y'know, I can use that excuse. 

7 Days...

Reblogged from BrokenTune :

... to go and I am having a hard time to find a book to read before Halloween Bingo takes off.

 

Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) wrote 37 plays and 157 sonnets.

Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) wrote 37 plays and 157 sonnets. https://jdswritersblog.blogspot.com/2017/08/do-you-know-shakespeare-1564-1616-wrote.html

Janoose the Goose - J.D. Holiday Janoose The Goose - J.D. Holiday

NEWPaperbook

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/janoose-the-goose-jd-holiday/1102513406?ean=9780981861494
NEW eBOOK

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/janoose-the-goose-jd-holiday/1102513406?ean=9780981861418

About My Picture book, The Spy Game

About My Picture book, The Spy Game
https://cerealauthors.wordpress.com/2017/07/17/about-my-picture-book-the-spy-game/#like-8032

/Janoose And The Fall Feather Fair Trailer


Janoose And The Fall Feather Fair Trailer
http://jdswritersblog.blogspot.com/2017/07/janoose-and-fall-feather-fair-book.html

BookWorks Featured Author

I'm Featured on Book Works! Congratulations to FEATURED AUTHOR J.D. Holiday! author/illustrator's  charming books 4 kids: http://bit.ly/2wtP7Mg
I'm Featured on Book Works! Congratulations to FEATURED AUTHOR J.D. Holiday! author/illustrator's charming books 4 kids: http://bit.ly/2wtP7Mg
http://bit.ly/2wtP7Mg
http://bit.ly/2wtP7Mg

I'm Featured on Book Works!
Congratulations to FEATURED AUTHOR J.D. Holiday! author/illustrator's
charming books 4 kids: http://bit.ly/2wtP7Mg

Mysteries series by Victoria Abbott


THE BOOK REPORT: Book Collector Mystery Series by Victoria Abbott http://jdswritersblog.blogspot.com/2017/07/the-book-report-book-collector-mystery.html