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?
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.
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