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John Ried


Thursday Oct 08, 2020

We get to sit down with writer and publisher Patti Hultstrand and writer and game master John Paul Ried. Join us as we get to talk about Writing, Publishing and tips for working with Publishers and how to get your work out there to the market.
Patti Hultstrand, or PJ is a Writer, graphic designer, Publisher and CEO of Az Publishing Services, LLC, a publishing company specializing in eBooks and print books.
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John Paul Ried the writer and Game Master behind the Arizona Fantasy Gaming Association (AFGA) and The Medford Family Chronicles book series.
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Wednesday Jul 17, 2019

"I am honored and thrilled to share with everybody my D&D fun over decades of playing the game..."
I got to catch a phone interview with my fellow GM, friend and author John Paul Ried as we talk about gaming, his upcoming release of his fifth Book set in Palamar and he lets slip a few future projects coming up...
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Monday Feb 12, 2018

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Here's the teaser for the book that starterd itall!Reckless Ambitions (The Medford Family Chronicles Book 1)The beloved, highly respected, and automatically obeyed Palamaran Emperor John Cardillion III suddenly has died without naming a successor. He has four very powerful sons, An Arch Cleric, a Fighter, a Wizard and a Merchant Prince (aka thief), who are eager to slay each other and claim their father’s Ruby Throne. Earl Thomas Medford, the former Emperor’s best friend and Commander of the Imperial Guard, has to decide which royal brother to support for the throne and marry his deliciously gorgeous only daughter too. Earl Medford intends to either avert or win a bloody and vicious civil war.
Meanwhile Earl Medford’s daughter Christina has fallen hopelessly in love with one of the many Imperial Guard officers, Nick Armand. Christina and her best friend, Abigail Theosoar, do everything they can to hide this passionate romance. The not-so-simple Palace Gardener, Dr. Andrew Numil, who has his own agendas, discovers Christina’s secret and uses it to his advantage. Abigail Theosoar’s father, former gladiator and tavern owner Robert Theosoar, falls under a terrible curse with politics as the new Lord Mayor of the Palamaran Capitol.
Finally, Professor Oliver Wendell Enalan, a middle-aged Illusionist spellcaster from the Gamemasters University, finds new psionic abilities within himself as he falls in love with a beautiful Elven refugee Princess. The Gamemasters University, of which Professor Enalan is employed, is dedicated to searching the limitless multiverse for new and exciting games to play augmenting their magical powers. Will Enalan be able to defend the GMU mission and fulfill his destiny? Is the price of ultimate power bitter loveless loss? You shall judge in the end.

Monday Apr 17, 2017

 “I love D&D!”
Author’s Bio of John Paul Ried
John Paul Ried grew up in Upper Montclair New Jersey and moved to Phoenix, Arizona
in 2013. He has taught both college level history and English classes at Essex County College in
Newark NJ and Illinois Central College in Peoria IL. Mr. Ried also has taught Special Education
classes in public schools in both Kentucky and Nevada. He has three Masters Degrees and
multiple certifications.
Mr. Ried has an extensive professional fundraising background for non-profit
organizations such as the National Kidney Foundation and the Boy Scouts of America. Currently
Mr. Ried is CEO of Palamaran Adventures LLC which markets and distributes his fantasy fiction
books. He is also Chairman and Founder of the Arizona Fantasy Gaming Association (AFGA).
Since 1975, Mr. Ried continually plays many editions of Advanced Dungeons and
Dragons and Pathfinder. In his books, he has brought to life his Campaign World for his readers
to enjoy. His first book, “Reckless Ambitions: The Medford Family Chronicles Volume 1,” was
published by AZ Publishing LLC in May 2015. Mr. Ried’s second book “Capricious Deities:
The Medford Family Chronicles Volume II, was published in December 2015. The third book in
the series, “Pivotal Ruckus: The Medford Family Chronicles Volume III,” was published in
August 2016. Book IV – “Academic Mayhem: The Medford Family Chronicles Volume IV,” is
being written now.
He draws inspiration from his very demanding cat named Enalan. Along with his writing,
Mr. Ried also enjoys attending Sci-Fi/Fantasy conventions and has met hundreds of imaginative
and interesting people such as Isaac Asimov, Margaret Weiss and Tracy Hickman, Terry Ferrell,
and Penn and Teller (Rebo and Zooty).
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Thursday Nov 26, 2015

John Paul Ried was kind enough to offer us an interview about his book Reckless Ambition!
A D&D GM, a Writer, a teacher and great guy that Kathrine and I managed to get a few
moments with at Tucson Comic con, We we're able to sneak Mr. Ried away to a semi quiet spot for an interview to learn more about his work on Reckless Ambition and the 4 other books he has to come!

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