BioAs 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, doctrines and ideologies from around the world. During those decades he also gained a master’s degree in Chinese martial arts and medieval weaponry.
In 2007 a life threatening illness ended his monastic career and nearly his life. During recovery, Yuan Jur turned to a new venture. He combined his knowledge gained from decades of study with a love of Sci Fi alt/world fantasy and began the writings of an original sci fi superverse called, Citadel 7.
By 2014 his first Citadel 7 series trilogy had won both blue ribbon and Grand Prize in the Chanticleer Cygnus international writing Awards. He states; "Here, the reader is the hero. It is they who bring hope for the survival of the superverse."
January 2015: Signed by Promontory Press Citadel 7 series publication beginning Oct 2015.
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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