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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 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…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)
J.D. Estrada Various ways, I regularly post writing tips on my blog though some basic tips are to not tie yourself to a routine. It works for some people, for me…moreVarious ways, I regularly post writing tips on my blog though some basic tips are to not tie yourself to a routine. It works for some people, for me it doesn't and I'm always about flowing. Water is my favorite element because it adapts itself to what's around. I always have multiple projects in the works to make sure I find something that tickles my fancy to commit and write. I also have projects I can write on in quick bursts. Another great recommendation? Turn off your phone. Distractions won't serve you one bit. (less)
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“If you gotta go, go with a smile”
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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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“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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