J.D. Stark


Born and raised in the quiet southwestern Missouri town of Carthage, Missouri J.D. Stark was raised in a christian home. His father, a Baptist minister and school teacher instilled the virtues and morals that he still adheres to today. His mother, a bookkeeper and accountant taught him a work ethic that drives his writing and life.

Now residing in Evansville, Indiana with his wife of twenty-three years and his two children he enjoys writing, spending time with his children, exercising his second amendment rights and of course his two spoiled dogs.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up on a small farm in Carthage, Missouri. I tell people often that I grew up on a 3.5 acre farm with a garden that was ten acres when you had to pull weeds from the green beans. A few cows, chickens and a German Shepard dog named, Pepi made our farm just perfect for growing up.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
It was for an assignment in Mrs. Sneed's class in the sixth grade at Hawthorn Elementary School in Carthage, Missouri. A great little story about two boys that had spent the summer on a small lake near there home. Each day they would go canoeing with a little fishing along the way. They discover a secret cave and it becomes their summertime hideout.
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Where to find J.D. Stark online


A Christmas Tale Santa's Visit
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,700. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
A visit from Santa Claus is exactly what he needed to find the true joy of Christmas again. Follow one man's journey as he rediscovers the joy and meaning of Christmas.

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