Sometimes, we forget every mysterious thing was considered magic before we learned the truth. These natural properties of the earth, the universe, time and space continue to fascinate us, too. And the quest into the greatest mystery of all, the shared human condition, is one we’re compelled to continue. Because we know it’s where we’ll one day learn the truth of our own existence.
JD Stanley is a Book Excellence Award winning historical and speculative fantasy author of Blood Runner and The Seer. A Bardic Druid and member of the OBOD (Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids), JD honed voice and audio editing chops in the late 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”.
The fictional worlds of Mary Stewart, Colleen McCullough, Tolkien, Heinlein and Cervantes bent JD’s world perception into a magical place of unlikely heroes, quests and the interconnectedness of past and future with a dollop of Monty Python silliness on top to keep it light. Unapologising mythology junkie, sorcery of science lover and student of human interaction, JD’s combined passions weave rich historical fantasy explorations into good and evil where flawed heroes struggle to get out of their own way to do the right thing.
JD is co-executive producer, screenwriter and webmaster for the independent film promotion and production company, Bony Fiddle, and coaches written and spoken communication for business at an Internet technology company in Toronto.