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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 python. Plus he makes a mean coffee cake.
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on Oct. 05, 2010 :
This is a wonderful collection of short horror stories. Joel Arnold's tales focus the darkness of the human soul instead of relying on blood and gore, because of this, the stories really strike a chord. The best story in the collection is SOME THINGS DON'T WATCH OFF, which is about a black tattoo artist giving a neo Nazi his final piece of skin art. Well worth checking out.
(reviewed the day of purchase)