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About stanleythorntonbooks

The Beatles, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and the first man to step foot on the moon. I watched solemnly as John F. Kennedy's funeral was aired live on television, November 25, 1963. I watched the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show, Feb. 9, 1964. I sat on the floor in front of the TV and watched Neil Armstrong take that first step on the moon, July 20, 1969. I didn't just read about them, I lived them. In the summer of 1966, my neighbor, Ricky Brady, who lived behind me and I were watching Batman the TV series one day. Before the show ended I had come up with such a wonderful idea. His parents had a large closed in patio in the backyard. We moved his record player to the patio and played records. We charged admission and sold kool-aid for a nickle a glass. So, I can honestly say we invented the disco. I guess my writing career began around about 2nd grade. The teacher gave each of us a picture and we had to write a story about the picture. My picture was of a dog that looked like the Our Gang dog, white with a patch of black over one eye. I wrote a whole page about how the dog got his black eye. At the age of 12, I began writing poetry; however, most of those poems did not survive the years. I also wrote my first play about this time, but I must admit that as I got older and realized how bad it really was, I am glad it is lost forever. Also, about this time, I owned an old LP by The Ventures. Since they were an instrumental band, there were no words to their songs. I liked one song they played, When She Walked in the Room, so I wrote my own lyrics, not realizing there were already lyrics. Since then, I have found that I enjoyed writing lyrics as much as poetry; however, since I don't play a musical instrument, I've never gotten produced complete songs. I released my first book, Christianity: Myths and Legends (non-fiction) in November 2010. I released my first fantasy novel, He Walks with Dragons (first in a series) in April 2013. The second book in the He Walks with Dragons series should be released in the first few months of 2014. As I have a number of other projects in different phases of completion, I should be adding other books to this list in the new future.

Horror Novella Started

Well, I’ve started a horror novella.  If I can write 1 page per day, I should be able to finish in about 4 months…I guess that makes it a challenge, eh? Advertisements

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He Walks with Dragons Book #4

I have completed Book #4, The Dragon on the Hill, for my dragon series, He Walks with Dragons.  I have sent the manuscript to copy edit and the cover has already been with the artist…Release should be before not too … Continue reading

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What I’ve been up to…

I know I haven’t posted for a while, but I’ve been busy.  I have completed one book with a friend.  I can’t say too much about it yet, as we are waiting for a possible photo-op.  It is about bullying.  That’s … Continue reading

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Fantasy Meets Reality

I released the first book in my fantasy dragon series, He Walks with Dragons in April 2013.  Most of the books take place in Europe in the past.  For those of you who have read my books, you will remember … Continue reading

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A Recent Review on Amazon

4-STAR REVIEW It’s nice to take a break from the “fast paced” urban fantasies I’ve been delving into and get back to a more traditional type fantasy that I sincerely enjoy. He Walks With Dragons chronicles the adventures of a … Continue reading

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What would Draig say about me, the author?

Draig says, “He put words in my mouth, but they were pretty good words.”  

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There Be Dragons!

Watching the Rose Parade….and there he is…a magnificent dragon.  And he’s even holding a fiery orb in his right hand, just like Draig learns to do in my book, He Walks with Dragons…Happy New Year!

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