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Stan Swanson’s first excursion into creative writing was a poem published in the local newspaper when he was 8 years old.

A few years later his 8th grade teacher was so impressed by his science fiction short stories that she sent them off to a University of Colorado English professor who told him he had the makings “of a true yarn spinner”. He won a literary award in high school for one of his poems and was the entertainment editor of the school newspaper for two years.

After a three year stint in the Army, Stan worked as a writer, columnist and editor for a Denver area newspaper. He also worked as the entertainment editor for Denver Magazine.

Stan formed Computer Publications Unlimited in 1985 and published a computer magazine, The Computer Connection for several years. He spent twenty years with a major Denver-area printing and publishing company and left his production manager position there in the late 90’s.

The Dragons of Shadara was Stan’s first book and was released through AuthorHouse in 2003. After additional research into the world of publishing, he formed Stony Meadow Publishing in 2005 as a means to publish additional works.

Stan, who is also an avid singer/songwriter, has also written and published two books geared towards songwriters. Inspiration For Songwriters was released in 2006 and The Songwriter’s Journal in 2007. You can listen to (and even purchase) a couple of his songs on his MySpace page at

The Misadventures of Hobart Hucklebuck, a juvenile fantasy adventure for ages 8-11, was released in October of 2007. He is currently working on the second book in what he intends to be a series. The second book should be ready by the fall of 2009 with additional books each year thereafter. He is also planning a re-release of The Dragons of Shadara as Dragontooth: Book One within the next couple of years. It will be a complete re-write to allow for the possibility of additional books in that series as well.

Also in the works are several books aimed at a more mature audience. The first, Forever Zombie: A Collection of Undead Guy Tales, should be available late summer. Two other zombie-themed books should be available early 2010. The Zombie Chronicles: A History of the Undead was inspired by Max Brooks' highly successfully book (The Zombie Survival Guide) and The Chronicles of Max Blood: Zombie Hunter is a zombie apocalypse novel with Stan's humor firmly planted between the covers.

Stan currently resides in Daytona Beach, Florida with his wife, Joy. He has three children and five grandchildren.


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