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J.D. Estrada

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After years of working in advertising, I figured there were better ways to write fiction. Born on August 13th, I share birthdays with Alfred Hitchcock and Fidel Castro... an interesting coincidence since mom is Cuban and I love a good story.

Truth be told, ever since I was a kid I dreamt about being an inventor, I just didn't know I'd end up doing it using words. Where some people choose to invent new products, I’ve chosen to invent worlds through words.

In college, I studied psychology for 3 years before realizing that if I finished, I'd need a psychologist for myself. Not being too enticed by the whole full circle nature of that trajectory, I switched to Marketing, Advertising... and Psychology. Seems I just couldn't let it go.

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J.D. Estrada The microwave dings and I smile. Just because revenge is a dish best served cold, doesn't mean you can't serve leftovers.
J.D. Estrada I actually have several playlists and go to artists. Only Human had a lot of Tool, some nine Inch Nails, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, etc. Its sequel was m…moreI actually have several playlists and go to artists. Only Human had a lot of Tool, some nine Inch Nails, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, etc. Its sequel was much darker so more focus on Nine Inch Nails, the Cure, a Perfect Circle, Alice in Chains, and Tool although for the end of the book, I had the track Internal Landscapes by Anathema playing. The daydreams have their own playlist which has Elbow, the Eels, Blind Melon, and smile inducing tracks. The Boy who dreams about flying was fueled by Elbow's Build A rocket boys although the prologue was written to the rhythm of Apollo by HUM. :D I like to switch it up and odds are enormous I'll have something playing. I do have some playlists on Spotify but am always adding to them :D(less)
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An integral part of the writing process should be reading your work. I’m not saying read your work when you’re editing. I’m saying that if you’ve published traditionally or self-published, pick up one of your books and read yourself. Not like the author. Not like an editor, but as a genuine reader. 
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JD Estrada is on page 137 of 440 of Shadow of a Human: Definitely a much lighter or more flowing read than my first novel. Still, I know why book 1 was slower. Needed to lay down the foundation.
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JD Estrada is on page 105 of 440 of Shadow of a Human: Definitely a more fluid read for me though definitely go OUT there from time to time lol.
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Si el Caballero de la Armadura Oxidada tenía muchos habeis y vosotros, este libro lo hace ver como un principiante en ese sentido. Es una vuestrada la edición que leí y confieso que eso distrae del mensaje o mejor dicho, mensajes. Este libro es defin ...more
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Como siempre, puedo tener docenas de libros pendientes pero el que me llama la atención, ese es el que leo. Este es uno que me llevé de casa de Mama la última vez que estaba en Puerto Rico y fue una leída interesante. Es una fábula de enseñanza y aún ...more
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“If you gotta go, go with a smile”
J.D. Estrada

“Nathaniel first stared at the vampiric Moses and then at the bizarre door. Numerous symbols had been carved deep in the surface and instead of square edges, they were rounded. Daniel then drew a dagger from his coat and proceeded to stand directly in front of the door. As he neared it, one could swear that the surface rippled like oil in a vat while he grazed it with the dagger. Quite suddenly, he jammed the blade in the very center of the door up to the very hilt. A high-pitched grunt followed and then a series of mechanical noises and clangs chimed and clicked until the door skid back two inches and descended into the ground.”
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“Good,” she replied. “That’s why you show promise. Not only are you able to recognize your shortcomings, you have an undeniable hunger to change for the better and evolve. What’s truly amazing is what you’ve become in so short a time. Most humans would have imploded after a fraction of what you’ve lived through.” “Guess it comes from being stuck in a moment for so long, treading water and losing ground no matter how hard I swam. It’s almost as if the current has shifted and now I’m swimming at blazing speeds like some human version of the Nautilus that has slipped into the Gulf Stream.”
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“Nathaniel first stared at the vampiric Moses and then at the bizarre door. Numerous symbols had been carved deep in the surface and instead of square edges, they were rounded. Daniel then drew a dagger from his coat and proceeded to stand directly in front of the door. As he neared it, one could swear that the surface rippled like oil in a vat while he grazed it with the dagger. Quite suddenly, he jammed the blade in the very center of the door up to the very hilt. A high-pitched grunt followed and then a series of mechanical noises and clangs chimed and clicked until the door skid back two inches and descended into the ground.”
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Mariah Roze Books came in :) I'm seeing my boyfriend this weekend and then I'll pass them out to all of the ladies! They are so excited and so am I :)


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JD Estrada Majenta wrote: "Hola, JD! Thanks for contacting me, Friend Request Accepted! Congratulations on your books. Happy September, have a great month. Happy reading, writing, and everything else. Blessings!

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Happy to contact and just seeing this comment. Thanks for the congrats and it's been an interesting month indeed. Cheers and thanks for the slices of happy :D


Majenta Hola, JD! Thanks for contacting me, Friend Request Accepted! Congratulations on your books. Happy September, have a great month. Happy reading, writing, and everything else. Blessings!

Best wishes from Majenta


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