About the Author Yuan Jur & Citadel 7 Series
As a young man Yuan Jur served in the Australian military. Later, for many years he served the community as a Zen Buddhist monk finally achieving the rank of abbot and theologian. In that life, Yuan Jur studied many belief systems, and the human condition from around the world. During those decades he also gained 2 master’s degrees in Chinese martial arts and medieval weaponry.
In 2007 a life-threatening illness ended his monastic career, and nearly his life. During his recovery, Yuan Jur turned to a new venture. He combined the knowledge gained from decades of study in the human condition, mythology and a love of Sci Fi alt/worlds to create the Citadel 7 superverse series.
By 2014 his first Citadel 7 series trilogy had won both blue ribbon and Grand Prize in the acclaimed Chanticleer Cygnus international writing Awards. He states; “Here, the reader is the hero. It’s they who bring hope for the survival of life in the superverse as they accompany the characters on their journey.”
2017-2022 Yuan Jur began mentoring members in the acting community looking for a more ‘Zen’ incite to their scripts, storytelling and character development.
2020-2022 Began the task of bringing Citadel7 to tv series screenplay format. Citadel 7 series: Allies in Anarchy, flagged to be made into tv series by respected screen writers in near future.
January 2014: Citadel 7’s Enemy of Existence – Book 1 in series wins Blue Ribbon in Space Opera genre and Grand Prize at the Chanticleer Blue Ribbon Cygnus Awards.
June 8 2013: Citadel 7, Earth’s Secret – Book 1 of Citadel 7’s combined prequel trilogy wins first place in the science fiction category of the prestigious American Chanticleer Blue Ribbon Cygnus Awards.
Nov 2013: Attended the invitation-only international Algonkian Writers Conference San Francisco to showcase the Citadel 7 series in which conference faculty examined works from a select top forty debut authors from around the world.
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