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  • Total Quotes 5
  • Books 2
  • Member Since Jun 2016
  • Profession Historical fantasy author. Writrepreneur. Commercial writer. Mythology junkie. Druid.
  • Country Canada
  • Genre Historical Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror

About Me

JD Stanley is an award winning historical speculative fantasy author and solitary Bardic Druid following the OBOD teaching path. 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, proofreader, ghostwriter 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, 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 enjoys long, meditative walks through graveyards, reading encyclopaedias, rearranging furniture, and accepts that guinea pigs do, in fact, take over your entire life. JD's spirit animal is a cranky unicorn.

My Quotes

Learn the grammar rules. You can’t fudge those, they are what they are. Editors and publishers know them. Learn them. — JD Stanley —
If you can’t ensure all the unstable, megalomaniac immortal trouble-makers you’ve gone to the trouble to remove from the world stay in a place where they can’t get into your business again, then what’s left? - Blood Runner — J.D. Stanley —
It was magic, the oldest magic of all when day became night, gods working in tandem, and I gave it the full benefit of my witness for the singular wonder it was. - Blood Runner — J.D. Stanley —
I was on the ground before I knew what happened with the wolf standing over me, staring hard into my eyes. My last puff of tobacco smoke hung in the air over us a moment and then dispersed... - Blood Runner — J.D. Stanley —
Learn the grammar rules. You can’t fudge those, they are what they are. Editors and publishers know them. Learn them. — J.D. Stanley —
I didn’t feel well. Confession is supposed to be good for the soul, but then I had none so all it brought me was disquiet." ~Blood Runner — J.D. Stanley —
Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book. — Marcus Tullius Cicero —
If we are not ashamed to think it, we should not be ashamed to say it. — Marcus Tullius Cicero —
It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves. — William Shakespeare —
Study people - how they move, their mannerisms, their facial expressions, their reactions. It all adds to your personal store to draw on. — JD Stanley —

JD Stanley Books

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