*PLEASE NOTE* J.D. Gordon is not the author of Caribbean Calling.

  That novel was written by a different author of the same name. 

Published Works

 

That One Time I Broke into a House, Killed the Homeowner, and Took His Family Hostage.

genre(s): thriller, drama, psychological

An ordinary man attempts to survive in the aftermath of a nuclear missile strike without committing too many atrocities of his own. He does not succeed.

Winner: 2nd Prize in 2018 Bards and Sages Writing Competition

Published in "Best Indie Speculative Fiction Volume II (November 2019)".

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Other Published Works

 

Stephen Colbert's Midnight Confessions

genre(s): comedy

You may be saying right now, "Surely J.D. isn't claiming he wrote this best-selling Stephen Colbert book?" No, but J.D. is in fact a contributor to the book. Check the very last page for his contribution, taken from this tweet he sent to The Late Show. Why bother with 100,000+ words when all it takes to get published is 140 characters? Royalties, please!

THE NOVEL

(currently seeking representation)

 
How to Be a Superhero

genre(s): superhero, satire, coming-of-age

 

Alex Alsta is a professional superhero whose modest personal mission is to save the world and every last person in it. Defeating the supervillains and other criminals who plague Centropolis is a trifle to him—they're mere stepping stones on the path toward the Golden Age of Peace he aims to create. But somehow, that finish line never gets any closer, and it's about time for Alex to realize it…

 

On the other hand, Scott Dickson is the furthest thing from super—he got kicked out of Centropolis University, works a dead end job, and can't get over his ex. Oh, and he sprained his ankle. He grudgingly accepts his place in the world until a near-death experience spurs him to re-invent himself as someone who has the guts to do all the things he could never bring himself to do before…

A Day in the Life of the Man Who Murdered 100 Billion People

genre(s): sci-fi, drama, psychological

A somber look at the daily life of the man who created the greatest Holocaust in human history.

Winner: 2nd Prize in 2016 Baltimore Science Fiction Society Amateur Writers Contest

Publication-ready Short Stories

 

 
Slime Warrior: Tyraxus Plague

genre(s): fantasy, parody, psychological

A comedic romp through a bizarro town inhabited by a community of the demented and deranged. The conventional laws of nature need not apply.

Strategy guide available!

 

The Many Benefits of Progress

genre(s): comedy

A quick look at a world where everyone has complete control over mass, inertia, and gravity. What could possibly go wrong?

Do Unto You

genre(s): drama, historical

A tragic Civil War tale about the consequences of allowing one's ideals to take precedence over pragmatism in a life or death situation.

Warmbody

genre(s): sci-fi, literary fiction, romance

A warped love story that examines the problems that arise when scientific progress outpaces society's ability to moralize these new advances.

 

Planned Novels

 

How to Be a [REDACTED]
(sequel to How to Be a Superhero)

genre(s): superhero, drama, thriller

SPOILER ALERT (highlight to read): This tale will follow the continuing misadventures of Alex and Scott as each man is presented with challenges that he may (not) be able to overcome.

I Can Do Anything Better Than You (working title)

genre(s): literary fiction

This story will investigate the differences between the lives that men and women lead, as well as the privileges (and burdens) that society grants to each.

 

 
Cycle of Violence (working title)

genre(s): thriller

This tale will follow the life of a law-abiding citizen victimized by the evil deeds of others, who becomes driven to commit evil acts of his own.

A Dog's Life

genre(s): gamebook

This choose-your-own-adventure tale for adults will explore the very different paths that the life of a certain extraordinary dog might take.

Me, Myself, and I

genre(s): literary fiction

The most important story J.D. has to tell, this story will investigate the root causes of interpersonal conflict through the lives of three young men.

The Chosen One

genre(s):

This tale will follow the life of an unlikely (and unwilling) politician who believes he has been called on by God to save the world from nuclear war.

Heaven on Earth

genre(s): literary fiction

The final story J.D. will ever write, this story about the hereafter will investigate the impact of earthly needs and desires on relationships and society as a whole.

Planned Short Stories

 

Three-Strike Rule (working title)

genre(s): literary fiction, religion

This story will address the problems that the traditional Christian notion of repentance as the key to eternal salvation can pose for those who die before their time.

 

A Pretty Cool Guy

genre(s): literary fiction

This story will explore the twisted inner workings of one man's mind during an ordinary, everyday conversation.

 

 
Apologies in Advance if I Annihilate Your Existence

genre(s): metafiction

J.D has been contacted by a man who has informed him that the entire world is just a grand simulation run by him and his colleagues hundreds of years from now. His story is compelling, and J.D. is convinced. Hear his story and you too will believe!

All the World for You (novella)

genre(s): sci-fi, drama

This tale of a brilliant inventor and her young son will explore time-travel in a serious way and address the often-ignored ramifications it can have on subsequent events in the space-time continuum.

 

Vampires Are NOT Real

genre(s): vampire, metafiction

This tale will provide definitive proof that vampires are definitely not real. Anyone who says otherwise is lying to you. Whatever you do, don't listen to them. In summary, vampires - not real. NOT!

 

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