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J.D. Ruffin was born in March 1970 in Nashville, Tennessee. He never really enjoyed reading until a friend loaned him a dog-eared copy of J.R.R. Tolkein’s Fellowship of the Ring. From that day, he was hooked, discovering fantasy authors Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson, R.A. Salvatore, Terry Goodkind and many, many others. Not long after, Brad Thor, Vince Flynn and a host of other thriller/suspense writers entered the picture and captured his imagination.J.D. attended David Lipscomb University, studying speech communications and political science. Becoming an author was never part of the master plan, but…As a fourteen-year-old nerdy boy, J.D. and his friends would gather around the D&D dice for hours on end, trading reality for fantasy, if only in their minds. In his quest to “stump his friends” with an impossible campaign, he dreamed up a storyline that captured his imagination. Then… well… nothing happened. He grew up and went to work in a completely different world.Too many years later, that story he dreamed pulled at the corner of his mind, demanding to be heard… to be written.Hence, an author was born.