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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  James Hosek  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Hosek was born in Chicago and grew up in Stickney. He attended Thomas Alva Edison Elementary School and J. Sterling Morton West High School. He received his B. S. And D. V. M from the University of Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

James Hosek currently has a house call veterinary practice on the north side of Chicago and is the owner of Merrick Animal Hospital in Brookfield, Illinois. His book, ''Give a Dog a Bone'', was selected as a finalist in the 2016 Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author Project.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

A Really Good Day
ISBN: 1467937355

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2011

If you've ever golfed or know a golfer or just love a story with a happy ending, A Really Good Day will capture and hold your attention from start to finish. It follows amateur golfer Scott Hanover as he has the most amazing day of his life. Along the way he manages to enlighten a golf-hating sportscaster, provide salvation to a washed up sports agent, and humble and educate a pretentious amateur golfer, Andrew Patterson, who finds his chance to turn pro in serious jeopardy. Interspersed with the humorous, touching, and sometimes unbelievable scenes, are bits of golf philosophy that can be applied to all aspects of life. Set on the beautiful George Dunne National Golf Course in Oak Forest, IL, you will follow a rich mix of characters along eighteen holes of laughter, tears and suspense and find yourself rooting for the biggest underdog in history. When it almost comes to an end after an unexpected incident on the 17th hole you will be biting your nails waiting to see what happens.

Give a Dog a Bone: A Dr. at Mystery (House Calls)
ISBN: 1505500079

Createspace Independent Pub. 2015

Dr. Atticus Klammeraffe, Dr. At for short, is not a morning person, but an early emergency call starts a series of events which land him in the middle of several mysteries. Atty, as he is known affectionately by his friends, is a veterinarian with a house call practice on the north side of Chicago. He also has the unfortunate distinction of bearing a passable resemblance to the actor, Oliver Platt. He is a connoisseur of fine burgers and fries, likes his coffee black and strong, and never met a cheesecake he didn't like. He is assisted by Sheila, who operates a remote receptionist service and answers Atty's calls. Her shameless flirting and playful nagging show Atty how much she cares for him. The mysteries start to pile up when an apparently simple illness fails to respond to his best efforts. Then the unexpected death of another patient leads to a shocking discovery. Finally, a DOA dog, snagged by customs from a flight from Khazakhstan at O'Hare Airport, puts him in the middle of a Homeland Security smuggling investigation. There he meets Chicago cop, Marcy Avers, who uses her skills as a cop to track down the smugglers, and her feminine wiles to help Atty trace the source of a deadly infection. Give a Dog a Bone Is filled with laughs, tears, and unexpected turns at every page. It's a great read for pet lovers and mystery fans. Once you start, you won't be able to put it down.

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