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  • Total Quotes 10
  • Books 2
  • Member Since Jun 2016
  • Profession Writer, Script Doctor, Screenwriter
  • Country Canada
  • Genre Historical Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror

About Me

Magic is just science we don’t understand.

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.

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. - 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 —

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