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"Two Thumbs up to new mystery writer, m j hollingshead" The Caney Valley Tuesday Readers.

Tom, Daddy, his perseverance and honesty were his trademarks.
Daddy had a major influence upon my life.
I come from farming folks.

Was always underfoot and in the big middle of everything as a kid in the San Joaquin Valley, California. Once I managed to get myself in front of pitchfork when older cousins were pitching hay to the cows.

My mama and their mama called up to the top of the hay in the sweet dulcet tones only farm women can muster: "Don't you DARE bleed on that hay; the cows won't eat it."

Practicality is well ingrained.

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Birth Place: martinez, contra costa county, OK usa

Accomplishments: Have returned to teaching after two+ years as QMRP at facility for adult mentally retarded residents.

Taught school 20+ years in California, where on first day that first year I faced 42 students. They were non English speaking and my Spanish was nonexistent. By years end there were 182 on the register. Most of the students I taught were migrant. This past year my class load has been 8 or 9 ... GOSH what a change!


California Meridian District Award of Merit, adult scouter award; Boy Scouts of America.

1992 won writing contest sponsored by Pryor Creek, Oklahoma newspaper. Snake in the Hen House was fun to write.

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Raised two decent boys to men who have good work ethic, were never part of drug scene and think pretty much as their mom does: a job means go to work ... everyday ... and do an honest day in exchange for the pay.


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Palo Verde: The Wanted Poster by m j . hollingshead
Don't mess with Marshal Watson, or any of his family....

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The Inspector’s Wife by m j . hollingshead
available as PDF, HTML The Book ‘The Inspector’s Wife’ is dedicated to Gerald Stone, publisher of ‘The Grove Sun’ grove, Oklahoma. The Caney Valley ‘Tuesday Readers’ give two thumbs up to the following book: 'The Inspector's Wife,' by m j hollingshead.88,000 words Appearing in various formats as an ebook on the VanGoach site. - - - - - ...

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The Agent: Murder By Design by m j . hollingshead
Nolly Penderson: The tall, blond, fiftyish widowed Nebraska native has been living and conducting business as a literary agent in Arlington, Virginia following the death of her husband. With one solved mystery (The Agent: Murder By Accident) under her belt, Nolly is primed and ready for action. Kevin Wilson: downsized, temporarily homeless (The Agent: Murder By Accident) the comput...

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The Cats' Paw: Blue Death by m j . hollingshead
Available as PDF, HTML The Cats:Paw Blue Death is the second in the Alex Strand Ellen Higgins amateur sleuth series. ...

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The Agent: Murder By Accident by m j . hollingshead
approx 80,000 words The Agent: Murder By Accident is the first in a series ISBN 1-894618-18-1 amateur sleuth Widowed Nolly Penderson and computer expert 'kid' Kevin Wilson did not know one another in their native Nebraska. Arlington, Virginia the new home for each finds them teaming up to solve a puzzling set of murders. ...

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A Teaching Handbook for the Non Teacher ... or I must have been mad to think I wanted to teach by m j . hollingshead
A Teaching Handbook for the Non Teacher This teacher prepared guide is filled with proven methods for presenting lessons. The work is offered as help forpeople with little or no teaching experience who are preparing to teach children, whether it be in the classroom, or small groups of Boy Scouts, Library Teaching groups, Sunday School Teachers, and even Homeschooling Parents. <...

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Daddy's One Acre by m j . hollingshead
Daddy's One Acre is told through the eyes of a child growing up in the San Joaquin Valley, California during the late 1950s-1960s...

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Available Now The Wonderful Day children's book by m j . hollingshead


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Short Stories

The Blanket
 by m j . hollingshead
Mary Jo discovers the man she married is not the sweetheart she thought he was....

G'pa's Romantic Marriage Proposal
 by m j . hollingshead
Will - William Washington Hollingshead - was born in 1881, four days following the death of his father James....

The Door part 1...........molly writes
 by m j . hollingshead
"I tell you." He said softly, aloud, to no one at all. "It is pretty obvious this family does not throw away ANYTHING.” ...

The Door part 2.........molly writes
 by m j . hollingshead
"Odd," said Marc as he sat confused, unsure, in the midst of the broken treads. Dazed Marc surveyed the room. ...

The Door Part 3..................Molly writes
 by m j . hollingshead
"I can't locate the key."...

The Door 4 .... Marc A Fellow of Great Wealth
 by m j . hollingshead
Marc makes an amazing discovery...

The Door : 5..... A Mystified Val
 by m j . hollingshead
nineteen year old Marc Hawley discovers a mysterious door where none can be before long he meets a mystified val...

The Door : Part 6 ......................... molly writes
 by m j . hollingshead
An amazing house....

Sadie's Story part 3
 by m j . hollingshead
She no longer searched for her puppies. The sad, starving animal had eaten only part of a small squirrel she had found laying dead and cold in the snow on the road....

Sadie's Story part 6
 by m j . hollingshead
Now she knew she was Sadie. The New People always said ‘good girl’ and they said ‘good dog.’ The Lady said, ‘Sadie Girl.’...

Sadie's Story... part 5 ...Molly Writes
 by m j . hollingshead
Red Dog spent her days wandering the streets of the town or playing in the creek. She slept on the hay in the old barn with her friends just as she had done from the time First People had brought her...

Sadie's Story part 4
 by m j . hollingshead
Tonight her emaciated stomach did not ache from hunger. Her milk was almost gone. Red Dog lay in her little house away from the sleet and the ice. She did not shiver quite so hard as she went to sl...

Sadie's Story part 2 'A New Day'
 by m j . hollingshead
the Red Dog faces another day of hunger, fear and confusion...

The Red Dog: Sadie’s Story pt 1
 by m j . hollingshead
The unexpected sound of the voices surprised her. Red Dog had been all alone here at the silent, dark dwelling for days now....

Adobe Ridge .... part 4 ... Molly Writes
 by m j . hollingshead
This is where I begin my new life....

Adobe Ridge.....part 1.....Molly Writes
 by m j . hollingshead
A single mirror was set in the center of the back wall. Fellers liked to take a peek and see how they looked when Bob was finished with their shave or hair cut. ...

Adobe Ridge ...... Part 3 ....... Molly Writes
 by m j . hollingshead
Amarillo in the morning...

Adobe Ridge.........part 2........................Molly Writes
 by m j . hollingshead
Davis never fussed about the cost. Six bits was a fair price. The cowboy peered at himself in the mirror hanging on the wall. ...

Palo Verde : the wanted poster
 by m j . hollingshead
moving from articles to stories The bullet that should have gone dead center in the kid’s forehead entered just above his ear instead....

Cats Can Make It On Their Own
 by m j . hollingshead
follow a group of former housepets as they learn to live on their own Thanks to Christine Spindler for the use of her drawing of this adorable kitten!...

Sadie's Story part 7
 by m j . hollingshead
She eyed The Man and the club. She waited fearfully for the yelling and the blows she was afraid were sure to come....

The General
 by m j . hollingshead
The General must deal with tragedy...

It Was A Dark And Stormy Night
 by m j . hollingshead
A woman bent upon revenge sets out under cover of a brewing storm....

Beating Victim Found
 by m j . hollingshead
Beating victim is found on little traveled road just outside Arlington, Virginia city limits...

The Blanket .......... Stories from Molly
 by m j . hollingshead
Mary Jo discovers the man she married is not the sweetheart she thought he was....


And, I Still Remember Daddy
 by m j . hollingshead
Memories ...

I Remember Daddy
 by m j . hollingshead

I saw my President Weep
 by m j . hollingshead
Politics doesn't matter right now....

GOOD BYE HELLO First Grade Poetry
 by m j . hollingshead
Osage County First Grade loves spring and poetry...

First Grade Spring CINQUAIN
 by m j . hollingshead
First Grade is learning to write a Cinquain, I have adapted the form a little to meet our particular capabilities. A Cinquain is a 5 line poem Line 1 is a one word or 2 syllable title

 by m j . hollingshead
We continue to work on perfecting our poetry...

MARCH: Lion & Lamb First Grade Diamante
 by m j . hollingshead
First Grade knows that March comes in like a Lamb out like a Lion! First Grade LIKES comments! And, please let us know where you are, we are still finding things on m...

LEPRECHAUN First Grade Poetry
 by m j . hollingshead
We are learning to write Acrostic Poetry, and took a little liberty with the form : m AN as our last word because a Leprechaun is a little man. Please leave comments! Little Kids LOVE commen...

Santachaun . . First Grade
 by m j . hollingshead
When I could not find a picture of Santa with a beard, my First Grade improvised which led to a class effort free verse ------------------------- Please the kids a comment, they thri...

 by m j . hollingshead
Celebration Thanksgiving...

HISS grade 1 HALLOWEEN acrostic
 by m j . hollingshead
First Grade likes poetry and we like Halloween, here is our newest Acrostic...

 by m j . hollingshead
Osage County First Grade is learning to write acrostic poetry. Halloween is a perfect time for the first one....

HALLOWEEN acrostic G 1
 by m j . hollingshead
First Grade loves Halloween AND poetry...

HISS Halloween ACROSTIC 1st grade
 by m j . hollingshead
First grade is learning to write Acrostics...

BOO acrostic First Grade
 by m j . hollingshead
First Grade really likes Halloween and writing poems...

Benazir Bhutto
 by m j . hollingshead
What a sad circumstance...

Not Our Dog
 by m j . hollingshead
I remain no poet, but want to share her life I miss her greatly...

Coffeyville -Bartlesville
 by m j . hollingshead
I live south of Coffeyville, Kansas, north of Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Thank goodness we are on a little knoll, water is not a threat to us, but lots of water north, south, east and west....

And, I STILL can't write a poem
 by m j . hollingshead
Hope lies on the other side...

And I STILL Remember Daddy
 by m j . hollingshead
Time helps ease the pain of loss...

I CAN'T Write a Poem
 by m j . hollingshead
Whilst surfing the net I found a great site .... poetic forms, click on, put in words, VOILA ... a poem appears. Well mebbe not REALLY a poem. ...

SPAY is NOT a four letter word
 by m j . hollingshead
Not sure if it is a poem, however, with the arrival of a small white terrier something I am compelled to write ...

More Hats ............. 4th Grade
 by m j . hollingshead
We Continue to Enjoy Cat In The Hat ...

Hats ........... 4th Grade Poetry
 by m j . hollingshead
We celebrate Cat in the Hat ...

Veteran's Day Cinquain .... 4th Grade
 by m j . hollingshead
We try Cinquain ... we prepare to spend a day at a one room school and we try our hand at poetry to place with our poppy wreaths on the wall outside our classroom door. The names we are using are the...


Hidden Impact book review
 by m j . hollingshead
AuthorsDen Writer, Charles Neff, has penned a spell binder...

Fractured Legacy , Charles B Neff
 by m j . hollingshead
A complex storyline, done well, holds reader interest firm....

Junie B Jones Kindergartener
 by m j . hollingshead
With 19 formats available there is one for every reader. ...

You and Me, Baby book review
 by m j . hollingshead
Magnificent prints of charismatic and engaging babies and their parents are used ...

Seals, Sea Gulls and other Sounds
 by m j . hollingshead
Filled with child friendly poems, short stories, phonemes, letters, word pairs, onset rime, voiced sounds, nasal sounds, stop sounds ...

Phoning Home Essays
 by m j . hollingshead
New York City Doctor, Lawyer pens a delightful memoir ...

Cry of The Fish Eagle
 by m j . hollingshead
Presenting a chronicle filled with the lives of various related families during the declining days of Rhodesia, Cry of the Fish Eagle is a document is separated into 4 segments, books 1, 2, 3, an...

Van Gogh Book Review
 by m j . hollingshead
I found this book to be pleasing, packed with so many examples of the work of a gifted, beleaguered artist ...

Timepieces Masterpieces of Chronometry
 by m j . hollingshead
Horology is the science of time, timekeepers and timekeeping...

Monday Morning Motivation
 by m j . hollingshead
Writing is lucid, succinct, stress-free to follow and is well presented....

Night the Penningtons Vanished
 by m j . hollingshead
Writer Huesler proves her versatility....

MacDougall Gitche Gumee Murder.
 by m j . hollingshead
An entertaining read...

Yesterday’s Tears, Tomorrow’s Pearls....Molly's Reviews
 by m j . hollingshead
I did not find Bonnie to be a particularly sympathetic character. ...

Bleeding Hearts.................Molly's Reviews
 by m j . hollingshead
Writer Josh Aterovis has produced a nicely wrought work....

Dead Greedy....................Molly's Reviews
 by m j . hollingshead
Writer Cooper paints vivid word pictures...

Landslides, slumps, & Creeps...Molly Reviews
 by m j . hollingshead
Happy to recommend for the middle grade – mid high school level student who may have an interest in the shifts and movements of the earth upon which we live....

Organ Grinder and Monkey, (The)
 by m j . hollingshead
A serial killer, a police officer and a dancer who was born of wealth...

Dragon's Horn (The)..........Molly's Reviews
 by m j . hollingshead
gripping page turner...

Caballeros of Ruby, Tx (The)...Molly's Reviews
 by m j . hollingshead
a poignant tale...

Lady of Two Lands (The).....Molly's Reviews
 by m j . hollingshead
not the average time travel novel...

For Tales..(The)................Molly's Reviews
 by m j . hollingshead
Children's/HI LO suitable for classroom use...

Promised Ones .(The)...... Molly's Reviews
 by m j . hollingshead
certain to satisfy...

Health Farm Murders (The) AD member
 by m j . hollingshead
The Health Farm Murders is the second in a suspense series presenting Sergeant Merryll, Merry, Manning of the Miami Police Department. ...

Good Cop (The )..........Molly's Reviews
 by m j . hollingshead
Writer Grey’s hard hitting account The Good Cop continues the gritty dialogue, well developed plots, twists and turns and nicely advanced situations we have come to expect from his PI Hardesty tales....

Seagull Who Was Afraid to Fly (The) ......... Molly's Reviews
 by m j . hollingshead
happy to recommend...


Rhythm of Revenge (The) .................... Molly's Reviews
 by m j . hollingshead
Christine Spindler makes great start with first in The Inspectory Terry series...

Mable and the Thursday Afternoon Discussion Group.................Molly's Reviews
 by m j . hollingshead
Lloyd Shue has captured Miss Marple spoof to a T!...

The Ninth Man' ......................... Molly's Reviews
 by m j . hollingshead
Highly recommended. Some profanity, some graphic sex, not for everyone, however this is a skillfully wrought tale with solid characters....

Common Foe.................................Molly's Reviews
 by m j . hollingshead
Jean-Val Fincoeur is hot on the trail of another provocative matter. His old side kick Patrice Fincham and even that bounder Phil Shaddock will appear in this new work by Canadian David Furlotte....

Death on The Cliff Walk' .......... Molly's Reviews
 by m j . hollingshead
Set in 1895 this suspense filled historical novel is a gripping tale filled with interesting characters and plenty of uncertainty....

Double Trouble ........................... Molly's Reviews
 by m j . hollingshead
Evocative of the drama found in Christine Spindler’s Faces of Fear along with the rich characterizations present in Paula Boyd’s Hot Enough To Kill, LaPierre’s Double Trouble is a gr...

THE INSPECTOR'S WIFE...................Caney Tuesday Readers approve
 by m j . hollingshead
The Inspector's Wife mystery published first in various formats by vangoach publishing...

Homeless Hound Makes Good..................Sadie's Story
 by m j . hollingshead
Sadie Story is offered as royalty to charity Animal Rescue Foundation Bartlesville, Oklahoma...

The Agent: Murder By Accident...............Review by Robin Baker
 by m j . hollingshead
The Agent: Murder By Accident First in a Series July 2000...

InnerLand: The Door........................... First in Series
 by m j . hollingshead
writing as Tomsdattar mj hollingshead's first fantasy was published first by vangoach publishing...

The Agent: Murder by Accident.................First in Series
 by m j . hollingshead
The Agent: Murder By Accident ISBN 1-894618-18-1 epubbed first by VanGoach Books approx 80,000 words ...

Daddy's One Acre' .......................work created byTomsdattar
 by m j . hollingshead
'Daddy's One Acre.' offered first by ePublisher Vangoach books of Canada. Written by m j hollingshead writing as Tomsdattar the tale centers around the day to day happenings of a typical 'oki...

The Inspector's Wife.....................Review on Cadvision
 by m j . hollingshead
The Inspectors Wife by mj hollingshead, pubbed by ePublisher Vangoach books of Canada "This mystery has some good characters who do draw you into the story ..."...

Contract For Deceit......................... Molly's Reviews
 by m j . hollingshead
Writer Furlotte brings a unique perspective to the work...

The Wonderful Day........................Children's Picture Book
 by m j . hollingshead
'The Wonderful Day' Children's book by TOMSDATTAR is available NOW. ...

The Inspector's Wife'........................... First in Series
 by m j . hollingshead
m j hollingshead first in series, amateur sleuth featuring Alec Strand and Ellen Higgins now available for use on Palm devices......

DEAD BIRDS DON'T SING'............... Molly's Reviews
 by m j . hollingshead
Brenda M. Boldin has completed her first in the Alex Masters series!...

Fatal Fortune'................................... Molly's Reviews
 by m j . hollingshead
I am happy to present this review of Elizabeth Delisi's fast paced thriller Fatal Fortune...

Eric Balkan's website........................ Molly's Reviews
 by m j . hollingshead
Screenwriter Eric Balkan has a great website where you may post and read reviews of your favorite books...

BROKEN DREAMS.......................... Molly's Reviews
 by m j . hollingshead
Another excellent novel by South Dakota writer Ann Bachman....

Gold in the Shadow' ........................ Molly's Reviews
 by m j . hollingshead
Writer Marcotte's excellent mystery is available now...

No Good Without You' ..................... Molly's Reviews
 by m j . hollingshead
Iris Leach's second romantic thriller is well written tale....

RIDE OF HER LIFE........................... Molly's Reviews
 by m j . hollingshead
Ride of Her Life is a treat for those who enjoy low key romance mixed with their history and adventure. Highly recommended....

Since All Is Passing ......................... Molly's Reviews
 by m j . hollingshead
Elizabeth Delisi has wrought a marvelous romantic thriller. Highly entertaining, 'keep 'em turning the page read.'...

Different Flags ..................................Molly's Reviews
 by m j . hollingshead
Writer Renskoffs interesting narrative, peopled with entertaining and mostly plausible characteris is set in Argentina and San Francisco, California....


Molly Martin's author page
Here you will find pages showcasing my own books, along with interviews I have conducted with other writers and reviews of books sent to me by publishers, authors and online review sites.
Links are listed for additional sites where you can read more reviews, purchase books, & learn more about other writers.

Christine Spindler
This talented German writer features books, writers, reviews and interviews

TOMSDATTAR writing page

Molly's Reviews
Reviews of books read for Publishers and Authors

Additional information

This writer/reviewer began writing 'feature news articles,' weekly news columns, club news, and editorials for small local newspapers located throughout north eastern Oklahoma following a move from California to the state in 1990.
Today Martin has had 10 books published.
Martin's writing genre includes: amateur sleuth series set in Arlington,VA;

A semi-cozy series set in London;

Fantasy series,

A Teaching How-To,

And western.

Molly's many years as a Kindergarten or First Grade Teacher have led her to writing a series of children's books; In addition to her own writing Molly stays busy reading, writing and sending for publication book reviews of mysteries, historical novels, romance, and fantasy book ARCs sent to her for review by authors, publishers and on line review sites.

Don't forget to see Sadie , the story of an abused hound who has finally become just a dawg : Sadie's story is available as eBook download with all royalties going to ARF

Molly, reviewer for another AuthorsDen alum, Christine Spindler's online fanzine 'TerryFic' as well as several on line review sites, is available to read your mss and write a review for your mystery, children's book, or other genre if you like.

Molly has been quoted as saying, "Hyperactive children grow up to become hyperactive adults!"

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Bartlesville   OK   74003   usa

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