James Hold

Biography

"First you're an unknown, then you write one book and you move up to obscurity." — Martin Meyers

I published a book in 2004. It became an immediate collector's item. In fact, I have several hundred copies collecting dust in my attic. Critics everywhere said it belonged right up there between Ernest Hemingway and Robert E Howard—on an alphabetical bookshelf.

My influences include Rocky & Bullwinkle, 1950s sci-fi movies, and silver-age comics.

I live in Texas with my wife and two cats.

Books

Out of Texas 6 : Bag's Gotta Brand New Papa
Series: Out of Texas. Price: Free! Words: 40,890. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A subtlety nuanced work, which can be enjoyed on any number of levels, although sitting would probably be the most comfortable. -- Fannie Setzwell, The Bar K Lounger
Rocky's Tail
Series: Purrfect Parables. Price: Free! Words: 670. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
A children's story. Grade 5 and up. Chris and Matt stage a home invasion.
Maybe Baby
Price: Free! Words: 870. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime
Buddy and Holly spend a quiet, romantic evening at home. Both get a big surprise.
Radio Flyer
Price: Free! Words: 1,180. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
It would be news to no one to say that college kids do stupid things at times. My dorm room buddies and I were no exception.
Too Much Monkey Business
Price: Free! Words: 1,020. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A research lab is established to examine the Million Monkey theory. As time goes on, two students decide to hurry things along.
The Cowering Inferno
Price: Free! Words: 830. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A comic book without pictures. Superheroine Akkadia must stop the villainous Moo Fan-chu's scheme to put Houston's restaurants out of business.
Out of Texas 5 : Itinerary
Series: Out of Texas, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 8,190. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel
After the trying events of OOT 4, the gaunt-faced grappler hits the road to try and clear his head.
Out of Texas 4 : Josie and the Alley Cat
Series: Out of Texas, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 35,600. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Adventure » General
"In that rare subgenre of Christian literature concerning cats that take human form and enter championship wrestling tournaments, OUT OF TEXAS 4 definitely rates in the top 10." – Merry Baker, The Kitchen Science Monitor
Rudy's Rock
Series: The Adventures of Buck Stardust, Book 6. Price: Free! Words: 4,670. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Fans of Bill Haley and the Comets may be disappointed to learn he and his band do not appear anywhere in this story. It does however feature Buck Stardust, a scantily clad damsel in distress, and some creepy flesh-eating caterpillars. That and the Philippines only mountain ski lodge. So please enjoy.
Pinky the Polka-Dotted Pig
Series: Purrfect Parables, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 1,470. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
This is one of those "be careful what you wish for" tales. Pinky has polka-dots. She doesn't like them and wishes they would go away. They do, only not the way she planned. For ages 6 and up.
Funeral For A Friend
Series: The Adventures of Buck Stardust, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 3,040. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Death is a grim reality in the Philippine countryside. For Buck Stardust, it's even worse when he tries to bury the body.
Out of Texas 3 : Remember the Aloe, Moe
Series: Out of Texas, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 25,800. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Adventure » Action
The gaunt-faced grappler begins the six-week Easter season by entering a tournament to crown a new STW champion. Along the way, he must also wrestle with the question of which of two women he truly loves.
My Dinner With Anne's Dray
Price: Free! Words: 340. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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People should always be open to new dining experiences. For all the epicureans out there.
The Rooster King and His Sun
Series: Purrfect Parables, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 1,260. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Sometimes you're better off NOT keeping your mouth shut. A story for ages 6 and up.
Will It Go Round In Circles
Price: Free! Words: 940. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Strange doings at the Preston residence. Christina man's up while the rest of the family gets down.
The Supreme Torture
Series: The Adventures of Buck Stardust, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 1,360. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
The evil Doctor Goldjob subjects Buck Stardust to the most hideous torture ever conceived. Can the tenacious Texan survive?
The Celestial Op
Price: Free! Words: 470. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A nod -- and a wink -- to Dashiell Hammett. A nameless operative for the Celestial Detective agency investigates a crime scene.
Buck Stardust's Not-So Great Adventure
Series: The Adventures of Buck Stardust, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 920. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Adventure » Action
At last it can be told: the full story of Buck Stardust's undercover mission to foil a terrorist plot.
See You Later Alligator
Series: The Adventures of Buck Stardust, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 1,690. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Mohammed Alligator hopes to make a tasty snack of a Filipino cutie. And only Buck Stardust can save her.
All the World's a Sage
Series: The Adventures of Buck Stardust, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 2,690. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Intrepid explorer Buck Stardust must stop a runaway infestation of plants from taking over the world.
It's All Over Now
Price: Free! Words: 750. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Rowena thought her troubles were over. But they were just starting.
The Horse of the Seven Fables
Series: Purrfect Parables, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 990. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
A story for all ages. A greedy cat learns a lesson in patience.
Out of Texas 2 : Chariots of the Texans
Series: Out of Texas. Price: Free! Words: 37,730. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Adventure » Action
The second installment in the continuing saga of the gaunt-faced grappler, a shape-shifting cat turned human.
Out of Texas 1 : The Gaunt-Faced Grappler
Series: Out of Texas. Price: Free! Words: 32,520. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Can a radioactively reanimated cat find happiness in the world of professional fighting? Maybe. In the Great State of Texas anything can happen.

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