A warm welcome to children’s author, J.D. Pooker who is visiting us from America with her intriguingly titled book, The Ifs. J.D. tells us about the inspiration behind the story. Thanks for coming over, J.D.
Landon and Broden don’t get along very well. As brothers, they spend most of their day fighting with each other or plotting ways to get revenge. Then, strange things start happening, such as homework being mysteriously finished and clothes being put away in the hamper.
The brothers want to share their weird experiences, but they don’t know if they can trust each other. Then, when a tiny, six-inch tall man asks them to help him fight a battle, they’ll have to put their grudges away and learn how to work together. Can they face their fears and figure out what it takes to be brave?
Inspiration Behind the Story
My sons, Landon and Broden, were the inspiration for this story. While they are not quite as old as the characters in the book, they enjoy camping, fishing, and snowmobiling with us as a family. They also enjoy wrestling, playing their Wii, playing with their toy guns and bows and arrows, and playing with their pets.
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 on all the outdoor pursuits above. She can’t wait until her boys get older as she is sure they will have many fabulous adventures.