Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’m author and illustrator J.D. Holiday. I have three children’s books out: Janoose the Goose & The Spy Game, both picture books, I have a chapter book for six to nine year olds, The Great Snowball Escapade, and an eclectic collections of short stories for adults in Stories & Imaginings For The Reading Spot. I’m the host of The Authors’ Words and Characters Gone Mad. My shows are free promotion for authors. Find my shows at
My site: http://jdholiday.blogspot.com/
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
STORIES AND IMAGININGS FOR THE READING SPOT, A Collection of Short Stories For Adults. This book consist of stories I came up with over the years. Each one has some meaning or something I’ve been through.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I jot notes down on any piece of paper I can find and stick all the notes into a binder that I have to go
through one by one as I type my manuscripts. I have tried to be more organized but I can’t change this.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
They would be Frances Hodgson Burnett, Harper Lee, Mary Stewart, and Jane Austen.
What are you working on now?
I’m working on pictures to a sequel to my first children picture book,
Janoose The Goose called, Janoose And The Fall Feather Fair co-written with my
grandson when he was 6 years old. Luke is now 10.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I find that would be Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter promotions and postings.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Reading your work over and over again, editing, editing, editing. And I’d add that along the way, ‘don’t let how other people treat you change the way you are or how you think about yourself as a writer.’
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
That would be the same answer as above. Reading your work over and over again, and edit. And, ‘don’t let how other people treat you change the way you are or how you feel about yourself as a writer.’
What are you reading now?
Radiant Angel (A John Corey Novel) by Nelson DeMille.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I have many stories written and I hope to get them all published so I have my future work cut out for me.
What is your favorite book of all time?
To Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper Lee.