J Dean


"Taking fantasy in a completely unique direction."

This is what J. Dean intends to do with the Vein series. Instead of following the tried and true methods and paths of familiar fantasy mythos, he created an original world for an epic story. From his Michigan residence, he captures the fantasy world of the Vein (and other stories) and imprisons them upon paper, until the day when the words are set free by the imagination of those willing to read them. The Vein series is J. Dean's first venture into serious writing, and he hopes that you will join him on the twists and turns of this ride that is part excitement, part drama, part terror, and all adventure.

Where to find J Dean online

Where to buy in print


Surrealities, Part IV
You set the price! Words: 16,900. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
The fourth in a series of short story serials dealing with the bizarre, the imaginative, and the terrifying
The Rewritten
Price: Free! Words: 9,230. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A small town is turned upside down by a mysterious woman, gifted with the ability to change the past of anybody she chooses.
Cat, Burglar.
You set the price! Words: 8,040. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Urban
A greedy robber prepares to steal from a house inhabited by three occupants, one of whom has more to his feline personality than meets the eye.
Paper Planes
Price: Free! Words: 830. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
A teacher encounters a surprise during morning attendance...
Thread. Bare.
Price: Free! Words: 1,240. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
A small child discovers a thread in her house and is determined to find its end.
Surrealities, Part III
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,150. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
The third in a series of short story serials dealing with the bizarre, the imaginative, and the terrifying
The Summoning of Kran
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 141,040. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Seven will come for it... Seven will fight for it... Only one can possess it...
Surrealities, part II
You set the price! Words: 27,570. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The second in a series of short story serials dealing with the bizarre, the imaginative, and the terrifying
Surrealities, part I
You set the price! Words: 21,590. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » General
The first in a series of short story serials dealing with the bizarre, the imaginative, and the terrifying.
Alternate Endings
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,510. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A collection of dark tales taking place at the border between fantasy and reality.
The Shadow and The Sun
Price: Free! Words: 620. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
(4.00 from 1 review)
The Earth's source of light has a conversation with a defiant shadow.
Memoirs of an Accident
Price: Free! Words: 370. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
A recollection of events leading up to a crash...
The Summoning of Old Velt
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,950. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
During an enemy ambush, a Talusibat soldier from the world of Usib finds himself transported to the Meridian, where he is thrust into the role of a Bearer and joins a desperate chase across the Meridian paraworld in order to retrieve his lost Artifact before it's too late. The second novel in the epic Vein series.
A Hundred Years (plus) of Solitude...
Price: Free! Words: 380. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
(5.00 from 1 review)
A poem decidated to the Cubs and their North side fans in Chicago
Jungle Prey
Price: Free! Words: 610. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
(1.00 from 1 review)
A chase viewed through the eyes of the prey.
The Summoning of Clade Josso
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,300. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A young man arrives in a place forgotten by history on a quest to save his family, and learns that his mission is part of something bigger than he had ever imagined. Aided by mysterious strangers, and pursued by monsters and malevolent enemies, he must acquire his goal-a treasure sought by Seven Beings from Seven different Worlds, but can only be used by One.

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Smashwords book reviews by J Dean

  • Intrusion on Sep. 22, 2011
    (no rating)
    The story showed promise, and had a compelling plot, but also left behind a sort of incompleteness to it. Would have liked to have seen a better resolution at the end. That being said, I liked the general premise. Hope to see more from this author.
  • The Chamber on Jan. 26, 2012

    A very good short story. I would have liked to have seen the author slow the pace a little bit in order to introduce some more tension, but overall it was worth the read.
  • Stowaway on April 19, 2012

    A good topic and good story, but I would have liked to have seen more tension via stretching the story to be a little bit longer. Hope to see more from this author.
  • Toilet Tom: A Short Story on June 30, 2012

    Well done, well written story. Quite creepy! Definitely recommended.
  • Black Water on Nov. 01, 2012

    Enjoyable piece with a good plot. I recommend it!
  • The Long Afternoon on Feb. 21, 2013

    A very enjoyable read! The description and detail were well-balanced with the story's pace, and kept my interest right up to the end! Definitely worth taking the time to check this one out! I hope Ms. Farmer puts out more stories like this!