The Ifs

by JD Pooker

Middle Grade Fantasy

Book Description

Landon and Broden are brothers.  Some days they DO NOT get along very well. They spend most of their time fighting, arguing and plotting ways to get revenge on each other.
Then, strange things start happening…
Noises in their room that are not the cat.
Homework is mysteriously finished.
A broken shoelace repairs all by itself.
Clothes are put in the hamper on their own.
The brothers want to share their weird experiences, but they don’t know if they can trust each other. But when they find out who’s behind all the strange things around the house, they are called to battle.
Battle? Whoa! Right there in the forest by their house! A battle with the most unusual creatures and wildest of beasts. And when the battle turns more dangerous than they imagined, Landon and Broden must face their fears, put their grudges aside and learn how to work together.

Leaving a Legacy

by J.D. Pooker

We all want to leave something for our children—a better world, a name, money, etc.—so that they have something to remember us by when we are gone. In reality, our kids probably won’t ever forget us, but it is nice to leave them something, perhaps something they can pass down to their kids. I wanted to leave my boys something very special, something just from me, from my heart, so I created this book.

My boys aren’t nearly as old as the characters in the book, although they will be soon. Too soon. People aren’t kidding when they tell you times flies with your kids. I started writing The Ifs several years ago. I think my youngest was still in diapers and I know the oldest wasn’t in school yet, so it was a lot of fun for me to figure out what their personalities would be like when they were the age of the boys in the book. I watched how they acted at the time and projected it into the future. It will be interesting to see if my guess was right.

It will also be fun for the kids when they get older to come back and read this. I can’t wait to see how they react and what they say. Maybe it will embarrass them, maybe it will be the best story they’ve ever read. Either way, they’ll know it’s theirs and theirs alone.

It’s bittersweet to think about my kids getting older and exploring the world. I know my boys are going to have a lot of fantastic adventures when they get older, and I can’t wait to see what kinds of stories they bring home.


About the Author

J.D. Pooker lives in wonderful Wyoming with her husband and two sons, along with a black lab named Ryder and a sweet kitty named Alia. J.D. likes to spend time with her family and go camping, fishing, and snowmobiling.
Her sons are the inspiration for writing children’s stories. She wants to encourage them to be readers and show them how powerful and exciting the imagination can be.  She wants them to see that countless worlds exist, and all it takes to get there is a good book.

About Carrie

A SAHM who loves her life :)

Posted on June 25, 2013, in book tour, books, guest post, reading. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Thank you so much for hosting me!

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