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About Joel Arnold

Why me?

I've had a few successes as a writer, getting published in a number of anthologies and magazines. I've self-published a few novels and short story collections, as well as won some awards, which I'll list below.

I've appeared in anthologies alongside Stephen King, Clive Barker, William Kent Krueger and Ellen Hart. 

But that was a while back. 

In the meantime, I've been raising my kids, along with my wonderful wife, Melissa. My daughter Paige is nearly an adult now, and my son Zachary will turn 17 soon. Zach has autism, and has had a tough road in life. Melissa and I have been doing our best to provide him love and support, but it hasn't been easy. He's a very sweet boy 95% of the time, but he can be very violent at times. One of the hardest things we've ever done is to put him in a group home where he can receive better care than we can give, but he is still a big part of our lives, and we love him very much.

Now I am ready to get back to one of my first loves. Writing.

I write mystery, horror, historical fiction and non-fiction. My historical fiction novel, Oxcart Angel, won a Midwest Book Award. In 2010 I received both a Minnesota Artist Initiative Grant, as well as a Speculative Fiction Grant. I also won the Weird Tale's sponsored short story award in 2002, as well as Ocean Publishing's short story award. And hey, I won a lunch with my teacher in the 2nd grade for a short story I wrote!

Again, why me?

Here's what I will promise. I will write at least one new novel per year. I also plan to start a couple podcasts. One will be about horror literature, and one will be about a favorite childhood show from the 1970's that my daughter and I are both big fans of.

Your support will mean the world to me, and I promise I won't let you down.

If you become one of my patrons, I will give you an exclusive and honest (sometime painfully honest!) peak into my creative process, my life, and my work. 

YOU will get personal insight into my process, my inspiration, my wins and losses.

I hope you will join me, and become a part of my future adventures.

Here are some of my publications;

Novels:
Northwoods Deep (horror)
Death Rhythm (horror, suspense)
Oxcart Angel (historical fiction)

Short Stories (a sampling):
Bovine, published in Cemetery Dance Publications' Shivers VII
Some Things Don't Wash Off, published in Weird Tales
The Toyol, published in Black Static
The Apple Tree Man, published on Gothic.net
Leave No Wake, published in the Resort to Murder anthology
plus about four dozen other stories...

I've had articles published in:
American Road Magazine
Trailer Life
Cat Fancy
Hellnotes
- and other places.

But...why me?

You will receive free e-novels, exclusive blog posts, as well as sneak peaks into my future podcast endeavors. I also like to send post cards, hold contests, and send free tshirts...

I so hope you'll join me in this adventure!

By giving my your support, you will help and inspire me to reach my potential, as well as become an insider to my future exploits.

Please join. 

Much Love,

Joel



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