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Stu Jones

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SWAT Sniper. Adventurer. Award-Winning Author of Epic Science Fiction.

A veteran law enforcement officer, Stu has worked as a beat cop, an investigator, an instructor of firearms and police defensive tactics and as a member and team leader of a multi-jurisdictional SWAT team. He is trained and qualified as a law enforcement SWAT sniper, as well as in hostage rescue and high-risk entry tactics. Most recently, Stu served for three years with a U.S. Marshal’s Regional Fugitive Task Force - hunting the worst of the worst.

Stu’s passion for writing developed during his years in college while obtaining his bachelor’s degree in history. In the years that followed, Stu published three faith-based post-apocalyptic novels – the Action of Purpose trilog
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Stu Jones The actual process, energy, and excitement of creation, first. Then sharing the three-ring circus I've got upstairs with total strangers and seeing th…moreThe actual process, energy, and excitement of creation, first. Then sharing the three-ring circus I've got upstairs with total strangers and seeing them get fired up about the experience.(less)
Stu Jones I've loved sci-fi ever since I was a kid. I was inspired early on by the Twilight Zone and classics such as War or the Worlds, The Time Machine and A …moreI've loved sci-fi ever since I was a kid. I was inspired early on by the Twilight Zone and classics such as War or the Worlds, The Time Machine and A Princess of Mars. My first trilogy was post-apocalyptic, so while not hard sci-fi it still fell within that that scope. Once I linked up with Dr. Worthington(an actual scientist) to write It Takes Death To Reach A Star, the sci-fi thing really got kicked into overdrive. Short answer: I suppose the genre always has been a natural fit for me(but that doesn't mean I won't branch out in the future). Great question!(less)
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I'm a big time superhero fanboy and I make no bones about it. Marvel is typically home base for me, but I'm open minded when DC, Image, or Dark Horse does something worth checking out. Having just finishedthe rough draft of my very ownsuperhero origin story, I am in a serious super-powered mindset as of late. In developing my own supers and in wanting themto be unique,thisparticular writing journe Read more of this blog post »
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That's it, I want a Creed for a best friend. Can I have Zaldov please?
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“I think it's important for each of us to examine the reasons why we have survived our individual challenges, obstacles, and trials. It's not always easy to come to terms with the fact that God always has a greater purpose for us than we can have for ourselves.”
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“It's very difficult to strike that balance - and I'm not convinced that many Christian filmmakers, writers, ect, are willing to take the risks necessary to even try. It's much safer and more profitable to tell a wholesome, feel good story (not that there's anything wrong with wholesome stories). But doing the opposite could mean offending potentially large swaths of your target audience by forcing them to confront the ugly truth that's present in each of our lives. I hate to say it, but a good number of Christians would rather feel safe, and good about themselves, than truly examine humanity's desperation and our need for the cross.”
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“Envision the goal achieved. Then rise to your feet and get to work. Success is the marriage of passion and perseverance; the reward of those who stay the course.”
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“I think it's important for each of us to examine the reasons why we have survived our individual challenges, obstacles, and trials. It's not always easy to come to terms with the fact that God always has a greater purpose for us than we can have for ourselves.”
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“Everybody has a secret world inside of them. I mean everybody. All of the people in the whole world, I mean everybody — no matter how dull and boring they are on the outside. Inside them they've all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds... Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands, maybe.”
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Stu Taภya wrote: "Hi Stu

Thanks for accepting my friend request. :)"


Happy to! Nice to meet ya.


Taภya Hi Stu

Thanks for accepting my friend request. :)


Dustin Stu wrote: "Dustin wrote: "Hi, Happy Monday, Stu!

I hope all's well you and yours.:)


Thank you for accepting my friendship, I really appreciate it."

Hi Dustin! Thank you for your interest in my hard work...."


You are most welcome.:) I am really looking forward to reading your work, man!


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Stu Dustin wrote: "Hi, Happy Monday, Stu!

I hope all's well you and yours.:)


Thank you for accepting my friendship, I really appreciate it."


Hi Dustin! Thank you for your interest in my hard work. Cheers!


Dustin Hi, Happy Monday, Stu!

I hope all's well you and yours.:)


Thank you for accepting my friendship, I really appreciate it.


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Stu Melanie wrote: "Hey Stu! Thanks for your friendship - looking forward to seeing what you and God can do together to give Christians some good lit! God bless!"

Hi Melanie! Thanks for the good words. God bless you too!


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Stu Hi Alicia!


Alicia Hi Stu! *waves*


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Stu Tamara Rose wrote: "Hi Stu and thanks for your friendship =)"

Hey, nice to meet ya!


Tamara Rose Blodgett Hi Stu and thanks for your friendship =)


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