About Me

Hi, I’m JMD Reid, an aspiring author working on my first novel ‘Above the Storm (Book 1 of the Storm Below)’. I’ve written a few short stories that all have so far been rejected by many fine Sci-Fi and Fantasy magazines. The life of a writer.

For my day job, I’m a paratransit driver working for Emerald Quality Transportation. My employer is the minority contract holder for Pierce Transit’s SHUTTLE service. I spend my day driving around peoples with mental or physical disabilites that prevent them from riding the regular bus service.

I have always dreamed of being a writer, but I never pursued it until last year when I started writing during all my free time. I have a lot of stories in my head and I’m looking forward to sharing them with you.

11 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. Good luck getting your stuff published! My wife is also trying to get her literary fiction novel out there… it’s a tough slog, but persistence matters. Check out her Art of Storytelling blog at bernicelandry.com/blog. Never give up! In the great stories that really matter, the hero keeps going even though things look bleak… that’s one of my lessons from Professor Tolkien!

    1. Yes, that is in fact me. I have continued it here on this blog. I’ve reuploaded the older posts, cleaned up the grammar, updated my thoughts, and I should be posting my reread of the final chapter come this Sunday.

      1. Well, I must thank you for this again! I know making these will never bring you any fame really…it’s really obscure stuff and the people who appreciate it are few in number.

        Still. I just started rereading the series and I was looking for your old blog, that’s how I got here. I must say, I am really excited! I hope you will continue and I hope one day you will finish it, this is quality stuff.

        Please don’t hurry! I expect to read this again 20 years from now on my n’th reread. Curious how how I will see the series then…Wish you all the best!

  2. I read some of your short stories and their quite cool, similar to the Steven Erickson, I say go for it. You deserve to get your work out there.

    Check my short stories here, would like to have a discussion with you.

    1. Thanks Aaron. Steven Erickson, damn. Love Malazan Book of the Fallen. I will do my best to read your short stories. I’m in final editing pass on my novel before I ship it off to my editor.

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