JD Stanley is a Book Excellence Award winning historical speculative fantasy author and solitary Bardic Druid with ties to the OBOD (Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids). JD honed voice and audio editing chops in the 80s as a radio announcer and studio engineer before embracing a lifelong guy-behind-the-curtain freelance career as a commercial and content copywriter, editor, screenwriter and script doctor. Landed Entertainment director Junga Song once called JD “the greatest writer nobody’s ever heard of”.
Early in life, the fictional worlds of Mary Stewart, Colleen McCullough, Tolkien, Heinlein, Cervantes and Shakespeare bent JD’s world perception into a magical place of unlikely heroes, quests, the interconnectedness of past and future and that though bad things happen to regular folks, a dollop of wit can make it bearable. Unapologising mythology and ancient history junkie, sorcery of science lover and student of human interaction, JD’s combined passions weave rich speculative explorations into traditional concepts of good and evil where flawed heroes most often struggle to get out of their own way to do the right thing.
JD is also co-executive producer, screenwriter and webmaster for independent film promotion and production company, Bony Fiddle, and coaches written and spoken communication for business as a people manager and certified Quality Assurance Program Manager at an Internet technology company in Toronto, Canada.