Games & Hobbies
Interview with John Paul Ried, Game Master and Writer of The Medford Family Chronicles
“I love D&D!”
Author’s Bio of John Paul Ried
John Paul Ried grew up in Upper Montclair New Jersey and moved to Phoenix, Arizona
in 2013. He has taught both college level history and English classes at Essex County College in
Newark NJ and Illinois Central College in Peoria IL. Mr. Ried also has taught Special Education
classes in public schools in both Kentucky and Nevada. He has three Masters Degrees and
Mr. Ried has an extensive professional fundraising background for non-profit
organizations such as the National Kidney Foundation and the Boy Scouts of America. Currently
Mr. Ried is CEO of Palamaran Adventures LLC which markets and distributes his fantasy fiction
books. He is also Chairman and Founder of the Arizona Fantasy Gaming Association (AFGA).
Since 1975, Mr. Ried continually plays many editions of Advanced Dungeons and
Dragons and Pathfinder. In his books, he has brought to life his Campaign World for his readers
to enjoy. His first book, “Reckless Ambitions: The Medford Family Chronicles Volume 1,” was
published by AZ Publishing LLC in May 2015. Mr. Ried’s second book “Capricious Deities:
The Medford Family Chronicles Volume II, was published in December 2015. The third book in
the series, “Pivotal Ruckus: The Medford Family Chronicles Volume III,” was published in
August 2016. Book IV – “Academic Mayhem: The Medford Family Chronicles Volume IV,” is
being written now.
He draws inspiration from his very demanding cat named Enalan. Along with his writing,
Mr. Ried also enjoys attending Sci-Fi/Fantasy conventions and has met hundreds of imaginative
and interesting people such as Isaac Asimov, Margaret Weiss and Tracy Hickman, Terry Ferrell,
and Penn and Teller (Rebo and Zooty).
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