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The Wurtherington Diary:

The Little Doll Girl (Book One)

Tammy and the Declaration of Independence

Tammy, Meets Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

Tammy and the California Gold Rush

Tammy meets William Tell

Buffalo Bill and the Pony Express

Buffalo Bill and the Indians

Robin Hood and the Magna Carta



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Look for upcoming books from the Wurtherington Diary:

Book One released September 15, 2015

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9-adult Age Reader Edition

8 to 12 Age Reader Edition

8-10 Age Reader Edition


Spanish Edition 9-Adult Reader Edition

Spanish Edition 9-10 Reader Edition



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Book one: : Available Now

The Little Doll Girl

Adult (10-Adult 34, 000 words)

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Spanish edition: Order at eBay only. Child edition ( 8-10) and Adult editions (Ages 8 and up)  available.

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Book Two:

The Tammy and the Declaration of Independence

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   9-Adult Age Reader Edition

   9-12 Age Reader Edition

   8-10 Age Reader Edition

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Book Three: ( read a sample chapter)

Tammy Meets Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

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   9-Adult Age Reader Edition

   9-12 Age Reader Edition

   8-10 Age Reader Edition

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Book Four:

Tammy and the California Gold Rush (read a sample chapter)

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    8-Adult Age Reader Edition

    8-12 Age Reader Edition

    8-10 Age Reader Edition

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Book Five:

Tammy Meets William Tell

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   9 to adult age reader edition

   8 to 12 age reader edition

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Buffalo Bill and the Pony Express

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9 to adult reader edition

9 to 12 reader edition

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Book Seven: 

Buffalo Bill and the Indians

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One reader edition  9 to adult with 21,000 words.

Color $19.95

Parchment $19.95

Sketch 400 BW interior $7.95

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Book Eight: Robin Hood and the Magna Carta

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One reader edition  9 to adult with 26,000 words.

Color $19.95

Parchment $24.95

Sketch BW interior $7.95

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An Interview with Reynold Jay about the creation of the Wurtherington Dairy


Listen to Zeke, Cedric, and Polly's Music Video, "Cute Little Stone"





Read articles about the Wurtherington Diary by Reynold Jay

Many books below are available at Amazon. Order here for signed books

~Story Color Books~


Books for the youngest reader


Each book tells a story  Proof editions ( rare) (five exist) Borders around the art are not included.


Book 1 $6.95 * ( rare proof edition) (published edition/ we will send this unless specified)

Book 1 &2 $7.95 (2-n 1) *

Book 1, 2, & 3 $7.95 (3 in 1) * ( rare proof edition)

Regular editions

Book 1 $7.95

Book 1 &2 $7.95 (2-n 1) * ( on stock)

Book 1, 2, & 3 $8.95 (3 in 1) *

Book 1-4 $9.95 ( 4 in 1) (See picture above) *


Book 1 & 5  $7.95 View Cover * ( on stock)

Book 4 & 5 $7.95 Same Cover as 1 & 5

Book 6 &7 $7.95*

Book 6, 7, 8 $8.95*

~ABC Books~

In book six, Tammy writes in her diary, "As you might imagine, an opossum, a mongoose, and a bird cannot read at all; although I had taught Zeke and Cedric to write their names. They had learned the first four letters of the alphabet from an ABC book Lord Wixby had given me. I was proud of them. After all, how many animals would ever want to read?"


Several books were discovered in the shed along with the Wurtherington diary. We imagine that Tammy used this book to teach Cedric and Zeke to read.

We have partially restored several books to their full Victorian beauty.

We hope that children may learn and enjoy from it. Each book is 2-in-1.


Patriot ABC ( includes a ABC Victorian  Cover gallery) 10 bonus covers by Father Tuck. * Every page in full color. (on stock) View and purchase at Amazon/Kindle

Freedom Fighter ABC View and Purchase at Amazon /Kindle * (on stock)


Bonus Book added to the Wurtherington Diary series


Read this delightful tale of Rose Landsbury and her Little Lost Kitten.


Rose Landsbury has lost her kitten. Where did she go? Rose invites us to follow her through the neighborhood while she looks for her kitten, Tabby. She reminds us that we must let mother know where we are going and promise not to go far. There may be dangerous places too! We must be very careful while we search for the stray kitten.

On our adventure with Rose, we will meet her many delightful friends. Rose reminds us that friends always share with one another. We will see that Rose's friends are the very finest children one could ever hope to meet. Everyone helps search for Tabby.  Is she really a "Bad kitten?"

Will we ever find Tabby?

Let's hope so.

Ages 4 and up.

This story is lavishly illustrated  by Hanne Lore Koehler. Plan to treasure this book for many years to come.

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$8.95 ( Save $3.00) * ( on stock for immediate delivery)



 Ned Buntline's Buffalo Bill, The King of the Border Men

Tammy Wurtherington read this book to Cedric, Zeke, and Polly in book six and seven of the Wurtherington Diary series. History suggests that this may well have been the most influential dime novel in the 1800's. It was first published in the New York Weekly beginning December 23, 1869 as a serialized story. The story was reprinted many times such that Buffalo  Bill became one of the most recognizable names of the era. William F. Cody capitalized upon the fame and produced Buffalo Bill's Wild West show. It quickly became a sensation that played throughout the world.

The beginning part of the novel dealt with William F. Cody's life in the West and is reprinted here from a copy found in Tammy's shed.

Price $7.95 or $6.49 when shipped with others. (* on stock)


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Lean against the Wind

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All books are available WORLD WIDE  

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Book One of the series "Seeds from Heaven" is available Worldwide.

The series premise:

God sees that much of his creation has withered and died. His last hope is that Earth can be saved and is perhaps all that can be salvaged. He sets upon a desperate plan in which he sends seeds to Earth that are mankind’s hope for survival. He sends an archangel to assist the four seeds, the three generations of the Lancaster family.

The Lancaster’s are unaware of their celestial powers or that they are “seeds” with a godly mission. They go about their lives believing they are ordinary American citizens in a modern day world. Each Lancaster experiences life quite differently and it is only with age that each begins to understand their unique relation with a higher power. The stories of self-discovery show the struggles that each encounters as they make their way in a world that is challenging them at every turn.     

Lean against the Wind

Raymond Lancaster, the second seed, is “called” to work as a Special ed. teacher in Springfield, Michigan in 1994. He begins his work in a forgotten dilapidated schoolhouse in Springfield where he finds success with the students and staff. Mr. Harrelson, an aging principal, is an inspiration to Lancaster, and his associates, Mills, and Rossiter. Mr. Harrelson is the victim of a scam that robs the estates of senior citizens and passes away penniless.

A new special ed. Center is built in his honor and Lancaster and the staff are consolidated into it. Lancaster quickly realizes that the new administration is ruthless and has little concern for the students. He battles Principal Porterfield and Assistant Principal, Jacqueline Daugherty at every turn. When Lancaster discovers that one of his students, Jon Causey possesses world class singing talent, he brings him to the attention of a talent agency that signs him up for a ten year contract. Porterfield and Daugherty fight his every move to assist Jon and other students and a battle between the administration and the staff reaches immense proportions. A Nobel Prize winning news reporter, Tina Shakleford gets involved and takes sides with the staff. A scandal involving Detroit racketeers is uncovered and Lancaster is determined to uncover the truth at whatever cost it may bring.

You’ll meet wonderful characters that will warm your heart, Big Jim, Tiny Tim, Ben, Arch’, and a host of others before it is all said and done. Most of all, you will be on the inside track and discover what it was like to be a special ed. teacher during the turbulent 90’s.

Lynn Kolhagen

When RJ told me that he was working on this novel, I offered to read and critique it. It lived up to my expectations and I discovered a world of very special characters that jumped off the page and into my heart. I laughed often and called from time to time to inquire if some of the events actually happened. And then I cried when Jon lost his voice. I was outraged for the Harrelson gals who suffered at the hands of swindlers. One would not believe all the hardship endured by the teaching staff at the hands of the villainous administration who turn out to be heartless criminals. I cheered the ending when all the villains were rounded up and Tiny finally got his lawn mower. I have never read anything like this, and can only say I recommend it to virtually everyone. I am now a devoted fan.

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Soft cover edition $13.95

Large print edition $15.95 

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1. Lean against the Wind (above)
Gold of Mansa Musa:
3. Seeds from Heaven ( origin )
Forty Days to Armageddon  Read RJ's political thriller torn from tomorrow's headlines!  ~ includes several interviews about all books and PRESS KIT.
5. Eternal Defilement Amara and Reynold Jay : A True story

Articles: Free articles by RJ Award winning Hub site.

Forty Days to Armageddon 2 part series:

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Reynold Jay