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About JD

Author and Illustrator J.D. Holiday wrote and illustrated the picture books-Janoose The Goose,  Janoose and The Fall Feather Fair, and The Spy Game. She also has a chapter book for 6 to 9-year-olds, The Great Snowball Escapade, a middle-grade Christian novel called, SIMPLE THINGS and an eclectic collection of short stories for adults in Stories & Imaginings For The Reading Spot.
Her site is:
Her blog:

Her children's books: 
JD Holiday

Janoose The Goose, a picture book:

The Spy Game, a picture
 The Great Snowball Escapade, a chapter book for six to nine-year-olds

JANOOSE and the FALL FEATHER FAIR is co-written with Luke Brandon Winski. It is a sequel to Janoose The Goose: 

Luke Brandon Winski co-wrote JANOOSE and the FALL FEATHER FAIR with J.D.
Luke Brandon Winski loves to dabble in music, writing and illustrating his own books and while in the third grade, lent his talent to writing Janoose And The Fall Feather Fair with J.D. Holiday, published in 2016. Luke loves superheroes of all kinds.

For Adults:

Stories And Imaginings For The Reading Spot by JD Holiday
~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~
JD has had a chapbook of her short stories called, Trespasses published in 1994 and she has had short stories printed in literary magazines and numerous articles about writing and publishing published.  

Ms. Holiday lives in the Delaware Valley of Pennsylvania, USA.
JD Holiday’s Blog is:

Q&A with JD 

 Describe your workspace.
It's an old piece of furniture, a bench the top flips down and you have a table. 
The keyboard and monitor are in the center with a lamp behind them, the computer 
tower on the left of it and the scanner/printer on the right. I also use a laptop 
which I use sitting on the couch in my living room watching TV.

 Do you have a favorite quote?
My favorite quote is "THERE are some people who live in a dream world, 
and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into 
the other," by D. H. Everett. 
I find this quote more fascinating because of who Douglas H. Everett (1916 to2002) was. He was a practitioner and teacher of chemical thermodynamics which I even find hard to say. He wrote textbooks and published over 200 scientific papers about his work. His most important book, published in 1959, when I was eight years old,  was his Introduction to Chemical Thermodynamics. Everett's hobbies were building scientific models mostly to illustrate. He was also a musician and a talented painter. 

What is the best advice you've ever received?
I'd say it was, 'don't let how people treat you change the way you are 
causing you to stop smiling.'

If you could have coffee with anyone (living or dead, real or fictional) 
who would it be and why?
It was be my parents. I would love to ask them questions I don't know the 
answers to.  Even though, I was 19 when my father died and 20 when my 
mother died I felt like a child still in many ways. I would love to learn more 
about them as an adult myself.

What are your top three favorite books?
To Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper Lee, Madam, Will You Talk by 
Mary Stewart, and  Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

What was your favorite book as a child?
The Secret Garden. My second grade teacher read it to us at the end 
of every day.

If you could do anything in the world, what would it be?
I guess it would be to make a couple of my manuscripts into movies.

What is the craziest thing you ever did? This could be as a writer or 
any other time in your life.
Well, people who know me will say that I have never done anything in my 
life that was crazy, and I would agree. I have always felt that doing what 
I think is the right thing at all times is how I live my life. BUT if people are nasty,
I will not tolerate it.

Did you feel like a celebrity when you held your first published book?
No. It's funny to me now, but I was just so glad I was able to accomplish 
it finally. It was a long time in coming.

Is there anything in your life you wish you could do over and why?
Yes, there are a few things I would like to have changed along the way. The 
problem is, if I could do that, would those changes have altered the course 
I'm on for the better? They might not have and I feel that things are very good 
for me today.

Who has been your biggest support or inspiration?
Early on, there wasn't anyone who supported my writing. No one thought 
it would be useful or a way for me to make a living. Though now, everyone 
in my family and close friends support me. And my grandson, Luke is my 
biggest support. I also know that if my father had been alive when I started 
writing, he would have been my biggest supported at that time, because he 
was a writer as well.

What would be the best way for readers to contact you?
I can be found on

Where can people find your book?
My books can be bought on Amazon and Barnes & Noble online and ordered in bookstores.

Favorite quotes.

~THERE are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.~ D. H. Everett

~Just remember, writers are the only adults who get to spend all day in their pajamas playing with 
imaginary friends.~ Paul Bishop

JD's Quotes:

 ~I can't explain the complete satisfaction I get when I finish a painting only to say it is as 
close to when someone who loves me says, "I understand."~ JD Holiday

The Best Judge of a Person's Character is by how they treat you -- not from malicious talk by Vilifiers. ~ J.D. Holiday