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Joel Arnold

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Joel Arnold is the author of several novels. His short stories and articles have appeared in dozens of publications, including WEIRD TALES, CHIZINE, AMERICAN ROAD MAGAZINE and Cemetery Dance's anthology SHIVERS VII. In 2010 he received both a MN Artists Initiative Grant as well as the Speculative Literature Foundation's Gulliver Travel & Research Grant.

Arnold teaches writing at student workshops throughout Minnesota and has given presentations about the Ox Cart trails of Minnesota and the Dakotas to several historical societies and other groups interested in history. He also serves as the literary director for the Savage Arts Council.

Arnold lives near the Twin Cities in Minnesota with his wife, two kids, two cats, a dog and a ball pytho
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Joel Arnold For me, writer's block is more about procrastination and being overwhelmed by a project. You see all the work a novel will take rolling out before…moreFor me, writer's block is more about procrastination and being overwhelmed by a project. You see all the work a novel will take rolling out before you, and you freeze. The way I get through it is to just try not to think about it like that, but write a page at a time. Just worry about the next page, and after that, worry about the NEXT page. Eventually, you're project will be done.

Otherwise, if it's more of a matter of me being stuck on a certain scene, then I'll just go on to a different scene, and usually when I come back to the scene I was stuck on, something will spark in my brain, and I'll be able to get on with it.(less)
Joel Arnold It's just fun to come up with plots and characters and situations. It's often hard work doing the actual writing and revising, but it's incredibly…moreIt's just fun to come up with plots and characters and situations. It's often hard work doing the actual writing and revising, but it's incredibly satisfying at the same time. Especially when your book or story is finished, and you read it a while later and think, Wow! I wrote that!(less)
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Description: Five children and their adult chaperone set off on a hike along the Mesaba River. All vanish without a trace except for one, too traumatized to speak. Local Ojibwe claim the Maymaygwayshi - mischievous spirits who live in the rocks along the river - stole the children. Six years later, Carol and Brenda Gunderson embark on a canoe trip on the same river. When their canoe capsizes, they discover a cabin in the woods occupied by an old man hiding a terrible secret. Augustus Meyer has become complacent as the guardian of an ancient evil that resides below his cabin. In a cavern piled high with the bones of its victims, it feeds off the souls of the living and rewards Meyer with mind-blowing hallucinations. Carol's ex-husband Mitch has been secretly following her, and will stop at nothing to possess her once again. Their brother Jack searches for them while battling his own demons. Allen Gunderson reluctantly accompanies his son in an attempt to stop the remnants of his family from falling apart. All of them merge in the deep north woods at Meyer's cabin, brought together by a calculating evil whose hunger grows as it seeks out a new guardian.

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Emily Lear Hey Joel,
Thank you for the friendship and all the support. I would love to hear what you think of Ladies of Market Street. Now that I see your writing is out there to read I am going to check it out.

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Em
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Bradley Thank you for adding me as a friend. =)

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Joel Tracy wrote: "Thanks for the friend request. That is one creepy cover on Northwoods Deep."

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Tracy Thanks for the friend request. That is one creepy cover on Northwoods Deep.


Louise Thanks for the goodreads friendship. :-)


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Joel No problem!


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