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When not reading, he is writing. When not writing, he is reading. Author Joel Blaine Kirkpatrick lives with his lovely wife and their two boys in Southwest Colorado.
A novelist with five published works—only four of his books are available as e-books.
Being a fierce supporter of independent and self-publishing, Joel straddles the fence quite well in the industry. He is the current Managing Acquisitions Editor for JournalStone Publishing, and is the first contact for authors wishing to be published in the traditional modes. (firstname.lastname@example.org) (www.journalstone.com)
His motto, which he freely shares as terribly good advice--Authors should write for themselves, then share their work.
on Oct. 14, 2010 :
I confess that I am no science geek. In fact, before reading this book I knew as much about black holes as my dogs know about physics. Upon finishing this book, I feel like I've inadvertantly had a high-level astronomy lesson while enjoying a great story. Harmony's Passing is a great mixture of science, suspense, relationships and romance.
Kirkpatrick's research and understanding of his topic, along with his passion, make the hard science fun for even the most science illiterate (like me!). The emotional story behind the science and the interplay between the characters tugged at my heartstrings, offering the perfect balance between the scientific world we live in and the emotions that drive us forward.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)