J.D. Holiday 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.
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STORIES AND IMAGININGS FOR THE READING SPOT
Books I by The Book Garden Author and Illustrator A collection of short stories. ~be entertained and amused from Anne and Romanoff’s naughty pack, Stephanie finds trouble with a wounded cat and a remorseful landscaper; and the beach cottage that brings Cheney’s nightmares of the Sci Fi warrior into focus in Stories & Imaginings For The Reading Spot~ The Cemetery Affair ~ This is a tales from here to eternity about love, hate, envy, vengeance, death and maybe murder. Well, not murder, but revenge is sweet! Dangers of the Wilderness, New York, 1755 ~ What was it like in a young country where the lack of understanding causes people so different from one another to fight for the land, or flee in hopes of surviving. Spiders ~ Terminal or not, under the right conditions would a little time with your loved ones be asking too much? Too Many Bobs ~ When a cat named, Bob has his tail bobbed by a remorseful landscaper, Stephanie is sent to return the cat and collect the money for the vet bill. The wounded cat’s injury proves more troublesome than Stephanie could imagine. The Name Game ~ A young boy named, Kelly becomes famous for ‘one day.’ Having the same name as a famous singer, Kelly is asked to appear on a game show taking the singer’s place. Where The Heart Is ~ Annie is a cat. She and young Ally from next door make Mae’s decision to move into the Mountain View’s Retirement Home difficult. Trespasses ~ Life has been a gamble for Jacqueline. People she counted on have left her scarred and wanting solitude. Deciding to avoid any entanglement as her goal she fights an internal conflict when Craig strolls up the deserted beach she considered to be her own. Inside ~ Left the beach cottage owned by her grandfather in the block leading to the Atlantic ocean, Cheney had no idea selling it would change her nightmares of the Sci Fi warrior. Captive Memories ~ Sometimes the unthinkable happens in war. No, not just death. The Boy In The Leaves ~ Max’s friend Tony has a problem. Max believes this problem is a killer like it was for “the boy in the leaves.” Here is a small part from The Boy In The Leaves. http://jdswritersblog.blogspot.com/2014/04/from-short-story-boy-in-leaves-by-jd.html The One Eyed Wink~ Angie never thought to see Joe again after so many years. After all, he was long dead, wasn’t he? So the day she sees him on TV returning from a lost war, her life comes up against a new problem. Cherished Dreams ~ Dreams can bring with them memories of loved ones gone. Their visits sometimes are a gift. ARTWORK for Stories And Imaginings For The Reading Spot BY JD~
The Great Snowball Escapade
Books I by The Book Garden (Adventure) Author and Illustrator A chapter book for 6 to 9 year olds. Wilhemena Brooks' cousin, Bud Dunphry come to live with her family. Wil, as she likes to be called, finds her pink pencil sharpener is missing after Christmas. Wil knows Bud has it! Who else would have taken it? Bud doesn't like girls! In fact, Bud doesn't like anybody. Wil tries to ignore him but he pulls her friend's hair, takes over games, and when Bud is in trouble he making his "you're going to get it" face at her. After a snowstorm closes school, Wil and her friends go sled riding. Bud shows up and starts a snowball fight which lands Wil in her room for the rest of the day for fighting. When her pencil sharpener is found, right where she left it, Wil decides she has to try harder to understand her cousin and stay out of trouble. Her mother told her to be nice to Bud and to treat him like she would like to be treated. If Wil treats Bud nicely does that change anything for her?
Janoose The Goose
Books I by The Book Garden Author and Illustrator A picture book. In the story, Janoose the Goose is visiting her cousin, Molly the Duck on the farm. Janoose likes the barnyard very much but she must go home because there are no job openings there. When her flight home arrives, the fox has begun a crime spree, and Janoose is the only one who can stop him.
JANOOSE and the FALL FEATHER FAIR
Books I by The Book Garden Author and Illustrator A picture book. JANOOSE and the FALL FEATHER FAIR by J.D. Holiday and Luke Brandon Winski The Fox returns to Free Range Farm and he has a score to settle with Janoose. How will the fox get his revenge? Janoose finds her job at the feather factory in trouble! Bags of feathers are disappearing, and Janoose is puzzled over how this is happening. But with help from her true friends at Free Range Farm, she will solve this mystery!
The Spy Game
Books I by The Book Garden Author and Illustrator A picture book. Eddie would love to have a puppy to play with. A puppy would pull on a rope. Catch a ball and lick your face. But his Uncle brings Eddie an older dog named about a famous spy. What can you do with an old dog? It probably couldn't learn new tricks, and the only thing this dog did was stare. It's what they find to do together that makes them the best of friends!
In Simple Things, Holiday tells a vivid Christian Christmas-time story about learning what is truly important and when to put those interests ahead of your own. 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.