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Herda, D. J.

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The Swetky Agency

2150 Balboa Way No. 29

St. George, Utah 84770


Authorís Professional Precis


 Novels and Single Titles


They Call Me Doc (Globe Pequot)

From Container to Kitchen (New Society Publishing)

Zen and the Art of Pond Building (Sterling)

Solid Stiehl (Novel - ArcheBooks Publishing)

Dial M for Carlotta (Novel - Pink Flamingo Press)

The Winds of Kabul (Novel - Playboy Press)

The Afghan Rebels (Franklin Watts-Grolier)

Cancer (Franklin Watts-Grolier)

Famous Outlaws of the Old West (Millbrook Press)

Land Use (Franklin Watts)

Energy Use (Franklin Watts)

Vegetables in a Pot (Simon & Schuster)

The Bicycle Book (Consumer Guide Press)

Dirt Bike Racing (Simon & Schuster)

The First Book of Roller Skating (Franklin Watts)

The Complete Book of Roller Skating (Consumer Guide Press)

The 1980 Photo Buying Guide (Consumer Guide Press)

The 1979 Photo Buying Guide (Consumer Guide Press)

Growing Trees Indoors (Nelson Hall)

Carpentry for Kids (Franklin Watts)

Native Plant Terrariums (Simon & Schuster)

Evonne Goolagong Free Spirit (Raintree)


Books in Series


Landmark Supreme Court Cases Series (Enslow Publishers)

Roe v. Wade

Furman v. Georgia

Dred Scott v. Sanford

New York Times v. United States

United States v. Nixon

Regents of University of California v. Bakke

McCulloch v. Maryland

Marbury v. Madison

Korematsu v. United States

Bowers v. Hardwick

Plessy v. Ferguson


Famous Supreme Court Justices Series (Enslow Publishers)

Thurgood Marshall

Earl Warren

Sandra Day O'Connor


Historical America Series (Millbrook Press)

6 Separate Regional Books in Series (NE, SE, NC, SC, NW, SW)


Ethnic America Series (Millbrook Press)

6 Separate Regional Books in Series (NE, SE, NC, SC, NW, SW) 


Environmental America Series (Millbrook Press)

6 Separate Regional Books in Series (NE, SE, NC, SC, NW, SW)


Photography Series (Raintree Publishers)

Take a Look

Picture Perfect

Close Up

Through the Lens


Model Series (Franklin Watts)

Model Railroads

Model Cars

Model Boats


Holiday Series (Franklin Watts)




Microcomputer Series (Franklin Watts)


Microcomputer Peripherals

Microcomputer Maintenance


Satellite Series (Franklin Watts)

Operation Rescue--Rescue Satellites in Action

Communication Satellites

Research Satellites


Articles and Short Stories:



Over 400 published in Parade, True, Ski, Consumer Guide, Conde Nast, Chicago Magazine, Chicago Northshore, Chicago/FM Guide, Detroit Monthly, Miami Southwest Florida, Milwaukee Magazine, Denver Magazine, San Antonio Monthly, Mpls/St. Paul, Twin Cities Magazine, San Diego Magazine, Rockford Magazine, Utah Holiday, Holiday/Travel Magazine, Catholic Digest, The Elks Magazine, VFW Magazine, The Lions Magazine, Computers and Electronics, Outside, Success Unlimited, Cross Country Skier, Organic Gardening, The Writer, Writer's Digest, Writer's Annual, etc.


Articles and Short Stories:



Over 1,500 published in The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun-Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Oakland Tribune, The San Diego Union, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Milwaukee Journal, The Milwaukee Sentinel, The Detroit Free Press, The Detroit News, The Miami Herald, The Dallas Times-Herald, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Dallas Star, The Toledo Blade, The  Houston Post, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Kansas City Star, The Arizona Daily Star, The Minneapolis Star-Tribune, The Denver Post, The Rocky Mountain News, The New Orleans Times-Picayune, Orlando Sentinel, San Antonio News-Express, etc.




Former author of several nationally syndicated columns, including "In Focus," "Photographically Speaking," "Skiing Today," and "Traveling Today," appearing in as many as 1,100 newspapers and reaching more than 20 million readers a week. 




Writer, director, producer of nationally syndicated weekly television series, "Skiing Today."




Writer, director, producer of two consumer videotapes on photography.




Exhibits in the Russell Rotunda, Dirksen Senate Building, U. S. Capitol Bldg., Washington, D.C.; Nikon Galleries, Rockefeller Center, New York, NY; Graff Fine Arts Center, St. George, Utah; and in galleries and collections throughout the U.S.  Photos published in most major magazines and newspapers. 


Book Production


Designer, producer, and co-publisher of the award-winning 18-book children's series, The American Scene, examining key issues affecting Americans and their country.




Reporter, The Southtown Economist, Chicago, Illinois; Articles Editor, The Elks Magazine, Chicago, Illinois, producing an award-winning monthly publication for the B.P.O.E.; Managing Editor, The Madison News, Madison, Wisconsin; Book Editor, The Raintree Press, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Editorial Director, SCRIBE! Magazine, American Society of Authors and Writers; Private Editor, for numerous book, article, and blog clientele.




Wrote and directed The Trouble with Pirates, Chicago, 1969; wrote for production The English Carpheads, for The Muse Theatre in the Flats, Cleveland, 1972.


Art Pieces


Award-winning creator of paintings, sculptures, pottery, and miscellaneous art pieces in galleries, shops, and private collections throughout the country.  Represented worldwide by Galleria West.


Web Sites


Editor-in-Chief and provider of travel and feature content for several high-end web sites, including Travelerís Cove, Writerís Lounge Dot Org, and the American Society of Authors and Writers, with combined visitor hits of more than 20,000 monthly.




Former ghostwriter for Sammy Davis Jr., Ronnie Schell, Lawrence Welk, Art Linkletter, etc.  Scriptwriter for educational and consumer cable television, in-flight airline entertainment shows, etc.  Ghost editor of more than 40 fiction and nonfiction books.



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