Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Spy Game: Spotlight

Author & Illustrator J.D. Holiday joins the 2013 World of Ink Virtual Tour

The World of Ink Network will be touring author and illustrator J.D. Holiday's children's
read along picture book, The Spy Game throughout January 2013.

What happens when you end up with a dog you don’t want and only stares? 
About the 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 after 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!
Publisher: Book Garden Publisher, LLC
ISBN: 978-0-98186-144-9 Publication Date: August 2012 Places available for sale: Amazon, B&N
About the Author:
J.D. Holiday is the author and illustrator of four children's books. Picture books:
   JANOOSE THE GOOSE, THE SPY GAME, and Matt Shelley's Halloween Misadventure with Award-winning author, Christy Condoleo, and the chapter book for 6 to 8 year olds, THE GREAT SNOWBALL ESCAPADE. J.D. Holiday is a co-host on It's Story Time, Gather 'Round with Christy Condoleo on Blog Talk Radio's World Of Ink
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Inspiration Behind The Spy Game

             This story is based on a puppy my brother, Ike's dog, Sheeba had. He ask me to take this puppy he named, Sidney Reilly after a spy series he and I watched together and loved.  At the time I had a dog and didn't think my older dog, Snoopy would be happy with a new addition.
            My brother said okay, but he felt sure this dog was for me and he kept it with that in mind.
When the puppy was 11 months old, my brother, Ike died of a heart attack and Sidney came to me,
I was wrong. Snoopy and Sidney got along in their own way. 
Though this did not happen in real live, in The Spy Game I have my brother bring Sidney to my house to live.  

                                                                                                                                      ~ JD Holiday 
World of Ink Tour Schedule for J.D. Holiday
January 7th
Fran Lewis Book Reviewer
Writing Blind—Spotlight
January 8th
Mayra’s Secret Bookcase—Interview
January 9th
Books Are Cool—Book Review
January 10th
Kit-Lit Reviews—Spotlight
January 11th
Home School Blogger—Book Review  
Writers On The Move—Guest Post
January 14th
Kit-Lit Reviews—Book Review
January 15th
1st Time Mums—Spotlight w/interview  
January 16th
4 the LOVE of BOOKS—Book Review
January 17th
Roth’s Inspiring Books & Products—Spotlight
January 18th
Families Matter—Interview
January 21st
Bond With Karla—Review & Giveaway
January 22nd
SFC Magazine Featured Guest Interview
January 23rd
Mama’s Book Corner—Spotlight
January 24th
Roth’s Inspiring Books & Products—Interview
January 25th
Andi’s Realm—Spotlight Interview & Giveaway
January 27th
Utah Children’s Writers—Guest Post
January 28th
Children’s Writer’s World—Guest Post
January 29th
Families Matter—Book Review
January 31st
Roth’s Inspiring Books & Products—Book Review
February 11th
BTR’s World of Ink Network
Stories for Children show 2pm



  1. Thank you for spotlighting The Spy Game by J.D. Holiday on your blog today.

    Please share with us what you think about a dog who is also a spy.

    1. You're welcome! I wish my dogs were spies!

  2. Thanks so much for spotlighting my book, The Spy Game!

    JD Holiday

  3. The book sounds like it'll be good for kids! Thanks for pointing it out.


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