JD McDonnell


I have been writing stories on and off since I was a teenager, always with one foot in the realm of serious and another in the realm of cheap pop fantasy/sci-fi/horror - which, of course, is probably how I ended up with a firm footing in neither.

I believe in a balance of craftsmanship and wild entertainment. I write what I like, and I like to think that I do a good job in doing so.

Enjoy the words.

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Fossils in the Asphalt Vol. 2
Price: $4.20 USD. Words: 31,360. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Seven More Tales of Terror, Suspense, and the Supernatural.
The Celtic Shelf
Price: $4.20 USD. Words: 196,990. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2010. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(5.00 from 1 review)
An epic adventure in a savage and thrilling world which may have once been our own, the Celtic Shelf follows the exploits of a small band of prehistoric cave dwellers along the beaches of Western Europe, circa 12,000 BC.

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Smashwords book reviews by JD McDonnell

  • Red Herring on Sep. 12, 2014
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    Damon Wakes writes something which has always been sorely lacking in literature - stories which are actually fun to read. So if you are looking for poignant emotion rending drama then go elsewhere. If you've had a bad day and need something to pull you out of a flunk then this is the stuff.