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Thomas  Hollyday is loved for his simple insightful creatures. He records the hilarious comments of his imaginary nature realm drawn  from his childhood on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.  A recognized humorist with a fluid line, his playful  wildlife drawings  guide us through the  year with some of the funniest most poignant cartoons anywhere.

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Jim Tench enjoys the challenge of custom building race cars in the Chesapeake harbor town of River Sunday/. When his friend, Captain Bob, is found drowned, he assumes along with everyone else that it was a tragic fishing accident. Bob’s grandson, Smote Rojos, insists that he was murdered and draws Tench into the investigation.

Clues seem to implicate Strake, a wealthy oilman and collector of antique automobiles. Tench knows that family from his past – he is still passionately in love with Strake’s talented daughter Julie.

When a visiting African author begins to agitate for violent change and a bomb explodes in River Sunday because of her testimony before the United Nations, the search for answers becomes more urgent. Tench races against time to prevent the terror from escalating, with only the wisp of a clue, “Black-Eyed Susan”, to guide him through the darkness.

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Thomas Hollyday

Thomas Hollyday
Thomas Hollyday

Thomas Hollyday grew up with boats, enthusiastically exploring the maze-like waterways of the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. As he grew older, powerful experiences with Civil Rights unrest and serving in Vietnam became the backbone for stories he knew should be told.

Life had a different plan for him. He became a successful international businessman. He started a family. Still, writing always called to him. He studied with C. Michael Curtis of Atlantic Monthly. He learned from Elliott Coleman at the John Hopkins Writing Seminars. His stories germinated and developed.

Finally the timing was just right. In 2000, quite early in the self-publishing era, Tom released his very first full length novel, Slave Graves. He set this in the fictional town of River Sunday on the Chesapeake Bay. In his novel Tom addresses the turmoil and power of his life’s experiences. He blends modern-day troubles with historic challenges His characters are veterans and protesters, blacks and whites, from all walks of life. They shine with the power of emotion from all the experiences Tom has lived through.

Readers connected powerfully with this story – it currently has 87 reviews on Amazon with an average rating of 4.1. Thomas has written six more books in the River Sunday series, with the latest, Easter Sunday, just released a short while ago.

Tom is perhaps the ideal example of a writer who finds a way to make time for his passion. His schedule is extremely tight and he has to actively carve out even small chunks of time to work on his writing. Day by day, piece by piece, the new story comes to life.

Tom also is a poster boy for starting your writing at whatever stage of life you’re in. It’s never too late. He began this series after a full career in business. He invested the time to hone his craft – and the results speak for themselves.

He also puts effort into marketing. He attends book fairs, posts on his blog, and runs ads to ensure his books are found by new readers. In our modern world, books rarely sell themselves. Tom does what it takes to get his writings discovered by an eager audience.

Learn more about Tom’s books and webpages here –

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why I write by Tom Hollyday

I was reviewing the other day why I got into the challenge of writing a novel. I suppose the childhood effort to entertain my siblings with stories and drawings was part of it. Then I was entranced by years in the writing seminars at Hopkins. The encouragement was spotty as I never worked in writing jobs. I worked in business and education.

Along came the years after I had returned from the war -Vietnam- and there was this persistent urge to do something about the state of the world. I could not be a politician because I was not a personality type. So I sat back and worked on expressing politics any way I could. I drew cartoons and had them published. I wrote articles about Maryland and had them published.

However, even though I had written stories before, I had not thought of them as political stories. Now I did. I took the region of the Chesapeake much like other authors had taken their own homes. From this I looked at world problems like freedom, homelessness, racism, greed and terror. I engaged my characters in combating the evil that kept these issues form being solved.

As my characters and stories got better I received reviews that suggested I was on the right track. So here I am now, a political storyteller, in some sense fulfilled.