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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 Sep. 06, 2012 :
Joel is an excellent writer and his technical skill is very much in evidence in this vignette. The story is about endurance and wit. My wish is that Brenda, the remarkably levelheaded victim, had used a bit more wit and tried talking to her attacker since they'd come to a stand-off. Still, it’s a very good short read.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)