John Justice

The Paddy Stories, Book One

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© 2016 by John Justice
371 pages

Blind Paddy Flynn, orphaned at age eight, travels by train from Philadelphia to California in 1947 to live with his childless aunt and uncle, Doreen and Bob Chandler. Part One tells of his mother's death, his time in a children's home, the good friends he makes there, and then his long and eventful journey to California.

In Part Two, by a wonderful twist of fate, Paddy and his closest friend from Philadelphia, Lucy Candelaria, are reunited in California. Their unusual and loving relationship and their special form of communication make up a major part of the story.

The large and well-drawn cast of characters includes the residents and staff of the children's home, the friendly family Paddy stays overnight with in Chicago, the train staff, the several adults who accompany him on different legs of his journey, his kind and welcoming relatives and their wonderful dog, and various neighbors there in California. It's clear that one neighbor family leads a very different life from the peaceful and prosperous one enjoyed by the Chandlers.

With his loving nature, courage, and can-do spirit, Paddy brings joy and inspiration to many others and even stands up to two memorable bullies, one at the children's home and one in California. But how will he adjust to life at a school for the blind? Book One of The Paddy Stories ends with Paddy once again having to face an uncertain future.

To be continued in Book Two.

Edited by David and Leonore H. Dvorkin
Cover by David Dvorkin


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It's Still Christmas

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© 2015 by John Justice
35 pages long

Once getting by financially, the Gleasons have become homeless and close to hopeless. But their faith in God and His mercy has never wavered. Now Christmas is close, and their lives are about to undergo a drastic change. The lifesaving aid they give to a stranger, an elderly Jewish widower, is soon repaid in ways they could never have imagined. Enjoy this touching story of mingled hearts, trust, and faiths.

Edited by David and Leonore H. Dvorkin
Cover by David Dvorkin


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Previous Public Appearances

December 10, 2015

On Thursday, December 10, 2015, John and Linda Justice were the guest speakers at a Rotary Club breakfast meeting.

Details

Otto's Brauhouse German Restaurant
233 Easton Rd.
Horsham, PA 19044
Phone 215-675-1864

December 14, 2015

On Monday, December 14, 2015, John and Linda appeared at a public library in their area.

Details

Horsham Township Library
435 Babylon Rd.
Horsham, PA 19044
Phone 215-443-2609

About John Justice

In His Own Words



John Justice
John Justice
2016

I was born in 1945, just at the end of World War II. I have been blind since the age of three. Shortly after my birth, my parents moved to a poultry farm in Southern New Jersey. I attended schools for the blind until I graduated eighth grade. I was then mainstreamed into a parochial high school in Wildwood. I graduated with honors in 1964.

I have been married to my wife, Linda, since 1981. We live in Hatboro, Pennsylvania. We don't have any children. I have always found that being creative was a part of me. I have written many articles for publication and have published several songs. Writing is now, and will always be, my dream.

Contact Information
Email: john_justice@verizon.net
Phone: 215-657-2577