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J.D. Stanley

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Mary Stewart, J.R.R. Tolkien
Colleen McCullough, Robert A. Heinlein
Arth
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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, 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 f
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J.D. Stanley I can walk around with my invisible entourage chattering away at me without interruption all day long. I love that. Hell, half the time they're smarte…moreI can walk around with my invisible entourage chattering away at me without interruption all day long. I love that. Hell, half the time they're smarter than I am, so I don't like to cut them off when they're on a roll talking out something that can only be to the benefit of my next story. And if anyone asks me who the hell I'm talking to? I just tell them I'm a writer and this magical thing happens. They give me that knowing nod and sympathetic looking-down-from-under-the-eyebrows face and chalk it up to my having one foot on the wrong side of sanity. All good!



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J.D. Stanley Blood Runner is turning into a rather large project. My original intention was a stand-alone and the first book holds together by itself. But I love t…moreBlood Runner is turning into a rather large project. My original intention was a stand-alone and the first book holds together by itself. But I love the main character in a mad way and that universe is so vast, the story possibilities are endless, so... I'm turning it into a series. I'm working on books 2 and 3 simultaneously to make sure I don't break the mythology I set in book 1 - gotta keep that continuity. It's a bit of a challenge since I never intended to go this route, but I'm having a blast. I'll keep you all posted on progress. :)(less)
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Druid Tools – Exploring Traditional tools as modern Druids series

Druid tools are items of mysterious purpose both to our modern understanding and to non-Druids in the past. Since no Druid practices were ever written down, its tough to know the real or exact purpose for some of the Druid tools of legend.

Historically, observations by writers like Pliny the Elder give us some written accounts. But not a Druid, he was totally guessing at the purpose for some of th

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