J.L. Doty
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J.L. Doty

Jim is a full-time SF&F writer, scientist and laser geek (Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, specialty laser physics), and former running-dog-lackey for the bourgeois capitalist establishment. He's been writing for over 30 years, with 10 published books. His first success came through self-publishing when his books went word-of-mouth viral, and sold enough that he was able to quit his day-job, start working for himself and write full time--his new boss is a real jerk. That led to contracts with traditional publishers like Open Road Media and Harper Collins Voyager, and his books are now a mix of traditional and self-published.

His tenth novel, the third in his urban fantasy series The Dead Among Us, was released in February of 2017. He recently finished his eleventh novel, The Witch of Val d'Ossa, and his twelfth novel, A Hymn for the Dying, the first in a new SF series, The Blacksword Regiment. Right now he's fleshing out ideas for the next book in The Dead Among Us, he's writing another episode in The Treasons Cycle, and he's working on Counter Force, the second book in The Blacksword Regiment.

Jim was born in Seattle, but he's lived most of his life in California, though he did live on the east coast and in Europe for a while. He now resides in Arizona with his wife Karen and three little beings who claim to be cats: Tilda, Julia and Natasha. But Jim is certain they're really extra-terrestrial aliens in disguise.

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    • A Choice of Treasons

    • By: J. L. Doty
    • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
    • Length: 21 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 246
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 247

    As a lifer in the Imperial Navy, fighting in a war that has lasted generations, Lieutenant York Ballin's only hope for an honorable discharge is the grave....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Book 2 of Excellent Running Battle Space Combat

    • By C. Hartmann on 05-15-16

    Regular price: $34.94

    • Of Treasons Born

    • A Novel of the Treasons Cycle
    • By: J. L. Doty
    • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100

    As a lifer in the Imperial Navy fighting in a war that has lasted for generations, York Ballin's only hope for an honorable discharge is the grave....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent New Running Battle Space Combat Series

    • By C. Hartmann on 05-15-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • When Dead Ain't Dead Enough

    • The Dead Among Us
    • By: J. L. Doty
    • Narrated by: J. L. Doty
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Paul Conklin is a rather ordinary, 30-ish fellow, sharing his ordinary, present-day San Francisco apartment with the ghosts of his dead wife and daughter....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Run, rabbit, run! They are gonna get'cha!

    • By Ray Johnson on 03-13-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Still Not Dead Enough

    • Book 2 of The Dead Among Us
    • By: J. L. Doty
    • Narrated by: J. L. Doty
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Salisteen, a very powerful colleague of McGowan's, suspects a demon is loose in her city, the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Something has murdered and possessed the souls of a string of young girls....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Action Packed Paranormal Fantasy!

    • By HeatherY on 11-02-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Never Dead Enough

    • Dead Among Us
    • By: J L Doty
    • Narrated by: J. L. Doty
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Creepy Serial Killer Guy (SKG) has relocated from Dallas to San Francisco so he can hunt down Paul and Katherine. The demon in his soul can't rest until it possesses Paul....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Supernatural Fantasy

    • By HeatherY on 11-06-17

    Regular price: $24.95

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