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JD Stanley
JD Stanley
  • Country: Canada
  • Books: 2
  • Profession: Award winning historical fantasy author JDStanley.com. Writrepreneur. Commercial writer. Co-executive producer BonyFiddle.com. Druid. Mythology junkie.
  • Member Since: Jun 2016
  • Profile Views: 21,434
  • Followers: 76
  • Writing:

    Historical Fiction Science Fiction Fantasy Horror
BIOGRAPHY

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, ghostwriter 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, sometime 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.

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The Seer

Publish Date: Jan 27, 2017

Genre: Historical Romance, Historical Fiction, Fantasy

JD Stanley's Books

The Seer

The Seer

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Publication Date: Jan 27, 2017

Historical Romance, Historical Fiction, Fantasy

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Blood Runner

Blood Runner

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Publication Date: Mar 12, 2016

Paranormal Romance, Historical Fiction, Fantasy

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      • jdstanley 3 monthsAuthor
      • That's easy - being able to support myself wholly on my art. Writing is like breathing to me. I need to do it or I'm not alive. If I got to the point that's the only thing I'm doing, I'd be happy as a clam. Having been a working writer most of my life, I've supported my family on writing of various sorts, but most of that wasn't for me. When I think of success, I'm talking about doing the kind of writing I love and want to write, not the sort I have to because it pays the bills. I'm not a person who needs to accumulate money for the sake of it, so as long as I'm making enough I don't have to do the other sorts of writing, like technical or commercial writing, that's my definition of "making it" and I'd be content.
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      • jdstanley 3 monthsAuthor
      • Oh, hands-down, military-science and political thrillers. I freaking love reading them and have been a massive Tom Clancy fan since The Hunt for Red October. I would love to write something in that genre as an homage to Tom Clancy, but the background I'd need is too far outside the scope of my experience to do it proper justice. And honestly? That makes me a little sad.
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