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The Citadel of Bureaucracy

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Title: The Citadel of Bureaucracy

   Author: J.D. Mitchell

   Genre: Game book, Adult

   Publication Date: June 1, 2023

   Publisher: Fighting Reality Books


      274 pages, B/W

      Trim: 5 x 8 in.  (127 x 203 mm)

      ISBN: 978-1-778-1302-0-5

      Retail Price: CAD $15.99 | USD $11.99 | UK £9.99

      Available at: Major and independent retailers

Part story, part game, this is a book in which
YOU call the shots!


The Citadel of Bureaucracy holds many perils for civil servants unprepared for its labyrinthine cubicle walls. Yet enter you must. Working against the clock, you must fight unreliable transit, dodgy IT, the dreaded Canada goose, and a rising sense of nihilism in order to get paid and clear your desk for a much-needed vacation.  

YOU decide which paths to take, which dangers to risk, and which colleagues to confront. May the Janus-faced God of Finance and HR be with you, for you’ll find little succour in the Citadel’s unhallowed halls.



Springtide Harvest

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Title: Springtide Harvest

   Author: J.D. Mitchell

   Genre: Epic Dark Fantasy, Adult

   Publication Date: September 19, 2022

   Publisher: J.D. Mitchell


      418 pages, B/W

      Trim: 5 x 8 in.  (127 x 203 mm)

      ISBN: 978-1-778-13022-9

      Retail Price: CAD $19.99 | USD $14.99 | UK £12.99

      Available at: Major and independent retailers


      ISBN/ASIN: 978-1-778-13023-6 / B0BD5Z2PLL

      Retail Price: CAD $4.99 | USD $3.99 | UK £1.77

      Available at: Major and independent retailers

A naïve warrior and his band of misfits must survive a monster-infested wood, labyrinthine dungeon, and the exploitative, treasure-hunting guild founded to clear them.


Springtide Harvest is a captivating coming-of-age tale...that kept me turning the pages throughout.” 
     Craig Bookwyrm, Escapist Book Co

“It's perfect for D&D and TTRPG fans... [with] vibes of Pratchett in Discworld.”     Jamedi, Vueltas Podcast

”J.D. Mitchell has taken the quest trope and turned it on its head.”  ⁠   - Andrew's Wizardly Reads

“...[a] roller-coaster page-turner of a journey that has you guessing at every turn. Like a delicious meal eaten at the best restaurant, by the last page, you feel wonderfully sated but still wanting more.”

      - Paula Wescott, Published in the New York Times

“...If you like Dragonlance, Forgotten Realms, or Dungeons & Dragons books, Springtide Harvest is definitely for you.”  - Laurie Hicks, Published by Stormdance Publications

“...Fans of the classic hero’s journey will find much to love in this epic tale filled with vivid characters and fearsome creatures, where intrigue awaits around every corner. [...] Well-written and engaging, there are twists and turns (and even a few labyrinths) that will keep readers completely captivated, right up to the ending that they never saw coming!”     - Madeleine Pelletier, Published in The Arcanist and Janus Literary

“...[T]he author paints a richly vibrant and lived-in world populated by vivid characters that kept on living and breathing long after I put down the book. ...[T]here is the nuanced spice of political intrigue, the straightforward zest of swordplay, and for fans of magic (and who isn’t?!), a pinch of sorcery to make a wonderful story really sing.”     - Jenny Kay, Goodreads Reviewer


J.D. Mitchell was raised in a number of small towns in Ontario, Canada, settling with all the transience of a Preacher's Kid; a reality he escaped through fantasy and roleplaying. An Old World Nerd, J.D.'s earliest inspirations include Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, Fighting Fantasy, V, Elfquest, the Dragonlance Chronicles, the Thief of Always, The Lord of the Rings, early PC gaming, and the Cthulhu Mythos.

When old enough, J.D. saved up to physically escape rural Ontario. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in History from the University of Guelph and, in an effort to outpace inflationary pressures and urban sprawl, settled in Ottawa, Ontario with his wife, Jennifer.

J.D. has won two Honorable Mentions in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Competition and was longlisted for the 2022 Gravity Award. 

The author, J.D. Mitchell

The Author chanelling his inner Morrissey. Sloan Square, London, England.

Short Bio

J.D. Mitchell is a Canadian writer of speculative fiction. An optimistic pessimist, his stories are darkly humorous, bleakly hopeful, and informed by his historical studies and transient upbringing. The latter, while terribly angst-inducing, exposed him to a rich tapestry of people and places, as did his varied service industry jobs and a sixteen-year stint in the Public Service of Canada (but who's counting?).

The author Jeremy Mitchell in England
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