Author Guest, J.D. Jordan

J.D. Jordan, Author Guest

J.D. 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 LoafingThe International Journal of the BookNewsweek and Paste Magazine. He is represented by The Zack Company.

Since the publication of Calamity, Jordan 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 and 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 and 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, Jordan 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, Jordan lives in the city with his wife, actress Ellie Decker, and five awesome kids. He is currently working on a follow-up novel to Calamity.

Please visit 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. Connect with Jordan on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.