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Dangers of The Wilderness, New York, 1755: Character Quotes 2

Dangers of The Wilderness, New York, 1755: Character Quotes 2 https://cerealauthors.wordpress.com/2016/07/04/dangers-of-the-wilderness-new-york-1755-character-quotes-2/3ee8a-dangers2bin2bthe2bwilderness2bsigned2bfor2bonline2b1202bdpi


Review by Christina Giguere
This book of short stories will take you from tears to laughter and back to tears again. J.D. Holiday brings a well-rounded composition of stories with compelling and timely subjects. I personally bought the story after reading an excerpt on the Cereal Authors’ blog. I had no idea what I was getting myself into emotionally as a reader. From her story “The Boy in The Leaves,” which deals with child abuse to “Inside,” that broaches the subject of PTSD. This book had me wanting to kill some characters while wishing to rescue others. This is what reading is all about!
J.D. Holiday manages to take readers on an emotional rollercoaster and manages to do this in short story form all without sacrificing description and character development. I highly recommend this book for anyone who is short on time but wants to get lost in a good story.
My favorite line: “We hold one another close in this, our last moment and kiss. Your goodbye is in our lips, good luck wishes shine in those robin’s egg blue eyes.” Thanks for the roller coaster ride JD Holiday!



The One Eyed Wink-Character Quotes

The One Eyed Wink-Character Quotes @CerealAuthors #mysteries #Author #BookBoost https://cerealauthoTapestry drawing for The Reading Spot signed aa.jpgrs.wordpress.com/2016/06/22/the-one-eyed-wink-character-quotes/

JD Holiday: JD’s Writers Blog: The guns fall silent. All of a sudden my arm is grasped and I am pulled to my knees….

JD Holiday: JD’s Writers Blog: The guns fall silent. All of a sudden my arm is grasped and I am pulled to my knees…..

The guns fall silent. All of a sudden my arm is grasped and I am pulled to my knees….

The guns fall silent. All of a sudden my arm is grasped and I am pulled to my knees…. we were on our way to a new, yet foreign life…
where the lack of understanding causes other people so different to fight like the devils in hell…

Dangers of the Wilderness, New York, 1755 


Stories And Imaginings For The Reading Spot


JD Holiday



Review by Fran Lewis



JD Holiday: JD’s Writers Blog: My latest book! Stories And Imaginings For The Reading Spot

JD Holiday: JD’s Writers Blog: My latest book! Stories And Imaginings For The Reading Spot.


My Book is here! Stories And Imaginings For The Reading Spot, a collection of short stories for adults.


Book Garden Publishing And Author & Illustrator, J.D. Holiday Announces The Release Of The Short Story Collection for adults, Stories And Imaginings For The Reading Spot
Delaware Valley, PA, May 14, 2015 – Author & Illustrator, J.D. Holiday has announced the release of an eclectic collections of short stories in ‘Stories And Imaginings For The Reading Spot.’
J.D. Holiday easily crosses genres with this collection of twelve literary short  stories for adults covering a wide array of imaginative fictional compositions from drama, romance, humor and more.
Ms. Holiday says,“I believe readers will be entertained and amused as they move 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 And Imaginings For The Reading Spot.” Each story is accompanied by a striking black and white illustrations by the author.
Author Barbara Ehrentreu said,A collection of short stories that will tear at your heart! The author captures the dialogue of each different situation creating a special bond between you and the characters. It’s almost like talking over the back fence about people you know or hearing about it from a friend. In this collection, JD Holiday has put together a series of stories that will keep you reading until the end.”~ barbaraehrentreu.blogspot.com/
About Author And Illustrator, J.D. Holiday
J.D. Holiday is also the author and illustrator for three children’s books:
Janoose the Goose, The Great Snowball Escapade & The Spy Game. She is a member of The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and host of the children’s reading radio shows, It’s Story Time and Halo Kids Tales.
Stories And Imaginings For The Reading Spot is available in hardback and ebook on Amazon and B&N and ordered in bookstores.
Print: ISBN#978-0-9818614-6-3 Digital: ISBN# 978-0-9818614-7-0
For more on JD and her books visit: http://jdholiday.blogspot.com
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JD Holiday: JD’s Writers Blog: Excerpt from the short story: The Name Game by J.D. Holiday

JD Holiday: JD’s Writers Blog: Excerpt from the short story: The Name Game by J.D. Holiday.

Here is an excerpt from a short story that is called: The Name Gameand was inspired by a story my father wrote. 
My  father wrote a story based on what happen to my sister when she was on the game show in the 1950’s, I’ve Got A Secret with Gary Moore. My story has nothing what-so-ever to do with what he wrote. Just the premise. lol
(NOTE: my editor hasn’t seen this yet, so there maybe mistakes. Don’t worry she will get them.)
Set up: Kelly has been on the TV show, The Name Game and here is what happened at school the next day.
From The Name Game:
The day after I dreaded going to school. That was where I knew the bullies would be waiting to pick on me. But what was surprising was I didn’t see Simon or his gang a day.
All day long teachers and kids had a smile, high five, fist bump, ‘you were great’ or “that was awesome,” or some other praise for me. I liked it! And it made me forgot about Simon altogether, until….
After school, Cole and I got to the corner on Brown Avenue, just two blocks from my house, so close, and I would have miss this encounter. Simon, Eddie, Evan and Joe came around the corner. Cole was the lucky one. He was the one who bolted, sprinting deer style before I could think of it. Besides, they were after me.
“How was playing a woman, little girl. Ha-ha-ha.” Simon tried mimicking a girl’s voice, but he sound like the goofy kid his is.
I kept walking and cringing while I waited for the smack to the head.
Simon bumped chests with me, “Answer me!” he shouted, giving me the smack to the back of my head.
“Did that hurt, Kelly?”
Rubbing my head, I turn to see my tall big brother, James right behind me.
James just stared at Simon. “Kelly’s head is probably hurting. So you can ask me. What do you want to know?”
“Ammm,” Simon started. He must have thought better of messing with James. James was a easy a foot and a half taller than him. Instead, Simon shuddered stepping back toward his friends as they turned and headed back down the street.
“If you have anything else to ask Kelly, come find me. I’ll answer you.
Better yet, I’ll find you if I have to,” James told their backs.
James softly squeezed my shoulder leading me toward home. “How long has this been going on?”
“Well, all year really,” I owned up to still rubbing my head.
“Why didn’t you say anything?” James asked quietly, his head turned to see my face.
I told a deep breath. “I didn’t… well, you know, it seem that it was something I had to deal with. And I’d look like I can’t take care of myself, so I thought I better try,” I admitted.
“Kelly, he’s bigger than you. In that case, it’s okay to ask me to help you. I can handle kids like him. If you don’t come back at a bully, they’ll keep it up. If you think you can’t handle him or anybody else, you tell me, okay?” James smiled and rubbed my sore head.
This story is dedicated to my James: Doris Winterberg.