Interview with John Paul Ried, Game Master and Writer of The Medford Family Chronicles

April 17th, 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).




For more information, please try these internet links below.






Tucson Comic Con 2016 Whose Crumpet is it Anyway? Improv with Madame Askew

November 29th, 2016
By Madame Askew at the Tucson Comic con panel. 

Tucson Comic Con 2016 How to build a Steampunk Waredrobe

November 28th, 2016
By Madame Askew at the Tucson Comic con panel. 

Tucson Comic Con 2016 Reaching your audiance

November 22nd, 2016
Now you made some thing now how to reach your market
Shannon Denton
Henry Barajas
Will Terry
speaking of our outreach:
Twitter: @CreativPPNet
Tumbler: Creativeplayandpodcast

Tucson Comic con 2016 How to Get your story idea onto the Page

November 20th, 2016
How do you get your great ideas on the page? Let find out how the professional writers do!
Gini Koch
Joe Nassise
James A. Owen
Tom Leveen
Bruce C. Davis
Help support the show and chat more at

Tucson Comic con 2016 Cosplay Photography 101

November 19th, 2016
Cosplay Photography 101 panel at Tucson Comic Con 2016
This is a great panel on tips on photo shoots and how to edit, and promote your cosplay photography! Whether you’re a photographer or cosplayer, there's plenty to learn from innovate cosplay photography studio Lucky Mint.
Larry Gaurano
Shana Gegantoca
Patrick Mueller

Cosplayer interview from Tucson Comic con 2015: David Vick

November 26th, 2015

David was awesome enough to hang out and share some of his tricks, tips and experiences!

David is a great guy and Tucson local, who has a great list of experiences and is an Arizona Avenger a great group who use their Cosplay to give back to the community.
"Be awesome, Be Great!"




Writer interview from Tucson Comic con 2015: John Paul Ried

November 26th, 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!







Special Tucson Comic Con Episode- Panel: Writing Workshop

November 14th, 2015
Tucson Comoicon Panel: Writer workshop
At the end is a Great interviews with Terry L Smith & Gini Koch!

Star People Legacy


Alexander Outland: Space Pirate


Tuscon Comicons ‘How to build a better Rebel’

November 28th, 2014

Tucson Comicons 'How to build a better Rebel'


Everyone knows about the Star wars Cosplay group the 501st right? Is there a good guy Cosplay group? Well did you know the Rebels have a similar group? Let me introduce you to the Mos Eisley chapter of the Rebel legion!