Author Archives: jdonovels

About jdonovels

Author of mystery stories and more

Show, Don’t Tell: Cat Style

I‘m in the pet store today and decide to buy my cat Bella a special treat. I pay 1.99 and buy her a can of yummy sounding, highly recommended organic cat food. When I get home, Bella is on the … Continue reading

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Where can you purchase my books?

There are more options than ever to purchase my books. Here are three big ones! Barnes & Nobles – John D. Ottini Books A Million – John D. Ottini Amazon – John D. Ottini

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Literary Humor

Glad I’m not the only one who suffers from this misunderstanding!    🙂  

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The Twisted Road Ahead – Print Edition

Our journey through life rarely follows a straight and narrow path. The road is filled with unexpected twists and turns and sometimes things are not as they seem. In The Twisted Road Ahead, John D. Ottini leads us on an … Continue reading

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The Twisted Road Ahead – Coming Soon

A new paperback is coming in November, just in time for the holidays! The Twisted Road Ahead: An Anthology of Short Stories contains 8 short stories, previously published in eBook format. Two of the stories were finalists in this year’s … Continue reading

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2018 Royal Palm Literary Awards Ceremony

Unfortunately, neither one of my (finalist) short stories won an award at this years Royal Palm Literary Awards ceremony, but my wife and I had a wonderful  time. Here are a few photographs I took at the event. Me on … Continue reading

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2018 Royal Palm Literary Awards Competition

…..and the winner is? It’s hard to believe that it’s only 10 days before the 2018 Royal Palm Literary Awards banquet where two of my entries, “Words to a Kill” and “One Shot to the Head” are finalists in the … Continue reading

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Blame it on the Weather

An Excerpt from “Blame it on the Weather” a story from my latest book – Broken in Pieces We enter the Tri-County News Channel 4 building through the front doors and walk toward the security desk where a guard sits … Continue reading

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Spelling Matters

Don’t you just hate when this happens.  🙂

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Isn’t it ironic!

Isn’t it ironic that the book that almost ended my writing career (before it really began) is currently my most reviewed, highest rated and bestselling book. When I wrote, People Behaving Badly back in 2015, I was happy and quite … Continue reading

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