J. D. Richards
Author of thought-provoking science fiction books and shorts, such as
THE BLUE JEWEL
The Great War is over, but insurrection embroils colonized Earth as the rebels battle Alien conquerors. Calvin desperately tries to hold his family together. He faces Alien captors, raiders, and even other rebels in his quest to preserve those he loves. But how far must he go to protect what he treasures? The Blue Jewel is a thrilling space opera of conquest and adventure, as Calvin explores what it means to be human. Can what is left of the human race preserve itself?
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THE BLUE JEWEL
J. D. has two additional novels in the works:
The Emerald Princess, and Beyond God and Devils.
The Emerald Princess is a crime thriller taking place in the same universe as The Blue Jewel, but follows different characters. This novel has a tentative release date of Winter 2020.
Beyond God and Devils is a separate work from the others. There is no guess as to a release date at this time.
THE EMERALD PRINCESS
Beyond God and Devils
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
The Blue Jewel is an exciting adventure. It gracefully combines action, romance, sci-fi, suspense, and drama all into one story. This book cleverly integrates the differences in culture, race, and upbringing to produce a believable dialogue. The Blue Jewel was a great read, but it definitely leaves you longing for more.
The Blue Jewel holds something for every reader. The story is full of love, family, friendship, adventure, and thrilling twists and turns. J. D. will draw you in and keep you wanting more.
This is science fiction with heart. Fast-paced and engaging, with characters who shine in an otherwise bleak dystopia - you'll be swept away in a struggle against injustice and find yourself rooting for humanity.
JOHN DE LEON
Thank you for visiting my author website. I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, and hold a M.E. in Systems Engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology, in Hoboken, New Jersey. I love my work as a Systems Engineer in the aerospace defense industry.
My full name is Jeffrey David Richards, but I sign engineering drawings as J. D. Richards. It feels natural to publish fiction as J. D. too.
My wife and young son love life here in Tucson, Arizona, though all three of us are Native Texans. We love reading, and doodling, and playing guitar.
What started as a simple Friday night hobby of reading and writing (we call it Literature Night at our house, or Lit' Nite) has turned into a passion for me. I love writing science fiction.
I hope you enjoy reading my work. Please don't be a stranger. Drop me a line and say hello sometime.
J. D. -
INTERVIEWS WITH J. D.
Most Inspiring Stories
J. D. was featured in VoyagePhoenix, an online creative's magazine. Check out his interview, as well as truly inspiring stories from artists, writers, and other creatives from the Phoenix, Arizona area.
2 September 2020
New Adventures in Sci-Fi
Check out J. D.'s debut interview with science fiction writer and blogger Chris Morton. Chris is an interesting fellow from the United Kingdom who has lived all over the world, including most recently Taiwan. He continues to publish books across a wide variety of genres.
27 February 2019
M. R. RICHARDSON
Fresh Author Interviews
Master world-builder M. R. Richardson took time out of his busy writing schedule to interview J. D. and discuss their shared love of space operas. M. R. Richardson has published several science fiction novels, each full of intrigue.
1 March 2019
CHRISTINA "DZA" MARIE
Dragons, Zombies, and Aliens
Speculative fiction writer and fellow geek Christina "DZA" Marie recently posted her interview with J. D. to her fabulous blog, Dragons, Zombies, and Aliens. Christina is known for her thoughtful book reviews and engaging author-interviews, typically highlighting special reads focused on the not-so-classic heroes and heroines. We're looking at you, Calvin Durkin. . .
J. D. admires Christina for her goal of "changing the landscape of speculative fiction writing and media entirely" by including a more diverse cast and breathing life into all typically under-represented characters.
3 April 2019
J. D. was featured on the Novelize Blog! Novelize is an outstanding web-based writing app preferred by many writers for the rich feature set, tool usability, and tailored flexibility. Their customer support is outstanding - they really know what a writer needs. J. D. wrote the first draft of The Blue Jewel in Novelize's cloud-based environment, and continues to use the app for other works. Thanks Novelize, for showing J. D. some love!
If you are looking for a full-feature web-based writing app that isn't bloated or cumbersome, check out Novelize (link through "Author Spotlight").
13 April 2019
The Dave Darin Radio Show
J. D. and Corina were interviewed in a live broadcast on The Dave Darin Show (NYC) to promote their novel The Blue Jewel! Check out their chat with Dave ranging from what it's like to write science fiction, to UFOs, to alternate dimensions, time travel, and everything in between. Pretty zany stuff.
7 May 2019