J. D. Richard

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Location IN, United States
Introduction Author of the Air Trilogy--earthbound, fantasy, magical, paranormal, and thrilling young adult fiction.
Interests inspiration, knowledge, art, logic, laughing, music, cello performance, healing plants, science, physics, biochemistry, medicine, multiple sclerosis research, mathematics, truth, familial happiness
Favorite Movies The Wizard of Oz, Mary Poppins, Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Arabian Nights (Dougray Scott & Mili Avital), The Secret Garden, Flashdance, Batman (Michael Keaton & Jack Nicholas), Spaced Invaders, Batteries Not Included, Powder, The Matrix, The Fall, The Last Star Fighter, The Illusionist, Harry Potter flicks, The Fifth Element, KPAX, Twilight, Deja Vu, Real Genius, Overboard, Mandie and the Secret Tunnel, O Brother Where Art Thou?, Chain Reaction, Burglar (Whoopie Goldberg), PCU, Orange County, Gone in 60 Seconds, Holes, Road Trip, Rudy, Legendary, Pretty in Pink, Pretty Woman, Ramona and Beezus, Romeo Must Die, Something New, Speed, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jumping the Broom, Up, Finding Nemo, Cutthroat Island, Working Girl, The Mummy, Jane Austen's Persuasion (Rupert Penry-Jones & Sally Hawkins), Double Take, Dangerous Beauty, The Princess Bride, The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio
Favorite Music JS Bach Suites for Solo Cello, Beethoven, Brahms, Rameau, Vivaldi, Dmitri Shostakovich, Saint-Saens, Edward Elgar, Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, COPELAND, Tony Bennett, IRVING BERLIN, Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald (together), Nina Simone, Dave Brubeck, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Radiohead, Indie Arie, Lauren Hill, Macy Gray, Zap Mama, Smashmouth, KT Tunstall, Eric Clapton, Dave Matthews Band, Esperanza Spalding, Raul Midon (live performance), Missy Elliot, Queen Latifah, Jagged Edged Featuring Nelly, MC Hammer, Rob Base, Portrait, Aliyah, Lenny Kravitz, Gypsy Kings, Club Des Belugas, Rusted Root, Aerosmith, U2, Sting/The Police, White Lion, Bon Jovi, Muse, Nancy Sinatra, Dixie Chicks, Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers, Nirvana, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Blues Traveler, Chicago/Peter Cetera, Bare Naked Ladies, John Cage (esp. work for Javanese gamelan)
Favorite Books The Lion the Witch & the Wardrobe (CS Lewis), The Iliad & The Odyssey (Homer), The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas), The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Slaughterhouse Five (Kurt Vonnegut), The Hunt for Red October (Tom Clancy), Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Compete Sherlock Holmes, The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown), The Firm (John Grisham), Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone (JK Rowling), Silent Spring (Rachel Carson), A Thousand Splendid Suns (Khaled Hosseini), Pet Sematary (Stephen King), Sweet Potato Queens 1st Big Ass Novel (Jill Connor Browne), The Color of Water (James McBride), Grandmother's Secrets (Rosina-Fawzia Al-Rawi), The Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne), Beloved (Toni Morrison), Siddhartha (Herman Hesse), Little Women (Louisa May Alcott), Julius Caesar (Shakespeare), The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand), A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (Solzhenitsyn) Short Stories: "The Tell Tale Heart" (Edgar Allen Poe), "The Lottery" (Shirley Jackson)

You've successfully slain the dragon! How will you toast your marshmallows?

Assuming that I had no choice but to defend myself, I'd quickly skewer fat, jumbo, scary-story-around-a-campfire sized marshmallows on sticks at a time. They would magically appear out of the sky. I would patiently rotisserie the kabobs right over the smoking hot, flame throwing organs inside the dragon's throat that I've slit--before they cool down forever and the opportunity is missed.