J.D. Jordan

J.D. Jordan


JD Jordan is the author of the acclaimed scifi-western novel, Calamity: Being an Account of Calamity Jane and Her Gunslinging Green Man, a Philip K. Dick Award submission, Georgia Author of the Year nominee, and Nook selection. His writing has been featured in Creative Loafing, The International Journal of the Book, Newsweek, and Paste Magazine. He is represented by The Zack Company.

Since the publication of Calamity, JD has become a frequent figure on the literary and writers' convention circuit, appearing at the AJC Decatur Literary Festival, The Broadleaf Writers Conference, Dahlonega Literary Festival, JordanCon, the Milton Literary Festival, as well as a variety of public readings, author events, and NaNoWriMo events. He has appeared as a guest on the Swiping Write podcast, is an active member of The Atlanta Writer's Club and the founder of The ATL Screenwriter's Cabal.

After attending The University of St. Andrews, Scotland, and graduating from both Hampden-Sydney College, Virginia, and the University of Georgia with a bachelors in medieval history and a masters in US-Middle Eastern foreign policy history, respectively, JD resettled in Atlanta. He taught design and history at the Atlanta College of Art, The University of Georgia, Creative Circus, and General Assembly while continuing to work as an award-winning design director and a creative consultant with some of the biggest agencies and brands in the Southeast. He is currently the design director and co-founder of the design and media agency, J+E Creative.

A proud Atlantan, JD lives in the city with his wife, the actress Ellie Decker, and five awesome kids. He is currently working on a hard scifi novel and a follow-up to Calamity.

Please visit o-jd.com for more information about the author as well as sample chapters, reviews, book club resources, a companion story, a guide to Calamity Jane’s notorious saddle slang, and more. And connect with JD on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Scheduled Programming Events Featuring J.D. Jordan

Day Time Name of Event
Fri 05:00PM Opening Ceremonies

Opportunity to meet the LibertyCon Guests and Staff

CC: Ballroom E
(60 min)
Fri 06:00PM Autograph Session (DJ Butler, Flint, Humphreys, JD Jordan)
Autograph sessions will be located in the Dealer's Room. Authors will cycle through hourly, except for the author's that have their own tables who will be available when they are not scheduled in the program. Limit 5 books (if you bring more, get 5 signed and go to the back of the line.)
Dealer's Room (M: Plaza A/B/C Ballroom)
(60 min)
Sat 12:00PM Hollywood Science Fiction Luncheon Banquet and Guest of Honor Speeches

Hollywood Science Fiction themed Luncheon Banquet. Come hear the Guests of Honor speak!

Sat 02:00PM Working With An Agent

Anna Grace Carpenter moderates this panel discussion on the ins and outs of finding and working with agent.

Sat 05:00PM Reading: Amie Gibbons & J.D. Jordan
Come out and have a seat as our author guests reads passages of their works
M: Lookout Mountain Room
(60 min)
Sat 08:00PM Author's Alley (Frost, Gallagher, JD Jordan, Ward, Woods)

Come by the Author's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!

Author's Alley (M: Plaza Ballroom Mezzanine)
(60 min)
Sat 09:00PM Author's Alley (DJ Butler,T. Howard, JD Jordan, Sanderson, Spriggs)

Come by the Author's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!

Author's Alley (M: Plaza Ballroom Mezzanine)
(60 min)
Sat 10:00PM Author's Alley (Freeman, T. Howard, JD Jordan, Teresa Nials, Spriggs)

Come by the Author's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!

Author's Alley (M: Plaza Ballroom Mezzanine)
(60 min)
Sun 10:00AM Kaffeeklatsch

Have coffee / continental breakfast and chat with the pros

M: Tennessee River Room
Michael J. Allen
Arlan Andrews
Steve Antczak
Lou Antonelli
Charity Ayres
Jonathan David Baird
Griffin Barber
Paul Barrett
Jim Beall
J. D. Beckwith
David Bogen
Karen Bogen
Scott Bragg
Brett Brooks
Douglas Burbey
David L. Burkhead
David (D.J.) Butler
Joseph Capdepon II
Anna Grace Carpenter
Rachel Cates
Jack Clemons
Julie Cochrane
David B. Coe / D. B. Jackson
Brian Cooksey
Jason Cordova
Bridget Correia
Larry Correia
Terry Culver
Jim Curtis
Doug Dandridge
Dr. Ben Davis
Jonathan Del Arroz
Kary English
Karen Evans
Kevin Evans
Robert S. Evans
Kacey Ezell
Eric Flint
Monalisa Foster
A. M. Freeman
Julie Frost
Karl Gallagher
Melissa Gay
Amie Gibbons
Peter Grant
Michael H. Hanson
Jonna Hayden
Louise Herring-Jones
Taylor S Hoch
Dan Hollifield
John Holmes
Teresa Howard
Rob Howell
Daniel M. Hoyt
Sarah A. Hoyt
Daniel Humphreys
Kevin Ikenberry
Steve Jackson
Bryan Jones
J.D. Jordan
Cecilia Star Kachina
Chris Kennedy
Dorothy Klapp
Tom Kratman
L. Jagi Lamplighter
Dina Leacock
D. Alan Lewis
Doug Loss
Tamara Lowery
Terry Maggert
Amanda Makepeace
Geoffrey Mandragora
Mike Massa
Edward McKeown
Megan Miller
Jim Minz
Nan Monroe
Laura Montgomery
Anita Moore
Nico Murray
Jon R. Osborne
David E. Pascoe
Mike Resnick
Gray Rinehart
William Joseph Roberts
Jay Roye
Philip Paul Sacco
Cedar Sanderson
Hans G. Schantz
Dave Schroeder
Julia Morgan Scott
Lydia Sherrer
Martin Shoemaker
Stephen J. Simmons
Benjamin Tyler Smith
Cathe Smith
Chris Smith
Andrew Souvinette
Kal Spriggs
Melisa Todd
Tiffany Toland-Scott
John Van Stry
Justin Watson
Toni Weisskopf
Rich Weyand
Dawn Witzke
Marisa Wolf
Chris Woods
John Wright
James Young
(60 min)
Sun 02:00PM What's New in Weird Wild West

Anna Grace Carpenter moderates this panel on what's new in the genre of Weird Wild West.

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