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.
The Dragons of Shadara was Stan’s first book and was released through AuthorHouse in 2003. (It has been re-released as Dragontooth: The Prequel.) After additional research into the world of publishing, he formed Stony Meadow Publishing in 2005 as a means to writing and publishing additional works.Stan has also written and published two books geared towards songwriters. Inspiration For Songwriters was released in 2006 and The Songwriter’s Journal in 2007.
The Misadventures of Hobart Hucklebuck is a juvenile fantasy adventure for ages 8-11. It was released in October of 2007. His current plans call for a sequel to Hobart in 2010. The book is currently being edited with the final version nearing completion. It is the second book in the on-going series. The Misadventures of Hobart Hucklebuck: Pandemonium in Pennywhistle will be available early 2010.
Stan's newest book is doing well as he ventures into a more "grown-up fiction world". Forever Zombie; A Collection of Undead Guy Tales includes 12 short stories and is available now.
.Stan currently resides in Daytona Beach, Florida with his wife, Joy. He has three children and five grandchildren.
Accomplishments: Author of five books and editor/publisher of Stony Meadow Publishing and Dark Moon Books.