Joelle Steele


Joelle Steele is a writer, artist, and publisher with a Bachelor's Degree in Language Arts. She entered the publishing industry in 1973, and started her own business in 1983, publishing books and periodicals. Joelle's many published credits include books, short stories, articles, jingles, poetry, ad copy, websites, legal documents, contributing chapters, illustrations, book and CD/DVD covers, web banners, and fine art paintings. She currently self-publishes and her books are available in ebook and print versions from her website, and from,, and other online book sellers. Joelle was born and raised in California and now makes her home in Washington state.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Not the first, but the first that mattered. It was "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens. I read it the summer before 5th grade. It took me to another time and place and it felt so very real. I have always been heavily influenced by authors like Dickens, who create such complex, struggling characters.
What do you read for pleasure?
In fiction: mystery, suspense, sci-fi, fantasy, and poetry. In non-fiction: technology how-to, gardening, art history, bios of artists and photographers, business management, and relationships.
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,970. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Amanda Woods is a schizophrenic, long neglected by social services, and plagued by delusions, including one of her late mother, Rhoda Pruitt. New case worker Donna Rodriguez knows Rhoda is no delusion. She digs into Amanda's and Rhoda's past. Shocked by what she finds, Donna calls on Father Elias Antonelli. But when he meets Rhoda, he learns something that threatens everything he believes in.
Face to Face: Analysis and Comparison of Facial Features to Authenticate Identities of People in Photographs
Price: $15.99 USD. Words: 45,520. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Physical
"Face to Face" is for those who rely on the accurate identification of people in photographs. It covers the anatomy, analysis, measurement, and comparison of the face and ears, as well as idosyncratic traits and other identifying factors. It contains several sample face analyses and addresses post-mortem photos, surveillance photos, and more. Includes extensive glossary and bibliography.
Guía Para Plantscapers: El Mantenimiento de Plantas Interiores
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 29,220. Language: Spanish. Published: June 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Gardening
La Guía contiene información técnica de la fisiología básica de plantas de interior, pero está diseñado para "en el puesto de trabajo" uso por técnicos, incluyendo a los aprendices. El énfasis es agua y regando, pero el también incluye plagas, enfermedades, luz, la nutrición, y más. Contiene 83 fotos, preguntas y contestas, y un glosario español-inglés.
The Interior Landscape Dictionary
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 20,920. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Gardening
Written for interior landscapers, this is the only dictionary of its kind. It is English-Spanish/Spanish-English with 1,411 entries and 124 B&W illustrations. Includes a brief introduction to scientific plant name classification, Latin pronunciation, and the translation and usage of Spanish terms. Continuously in print since 1992, this ebook is the 2014 expanded and amended 4th edition.
Plantscaper's Guide to Interior Landscape Maintenance
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 31,690. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Gardening
An on-the-job ebook for interior landscapers. Explains watering techniques and water quality, pH, and temperature. Also addresses soils and soil mixes, pests, light, temperature, plant nutrition, fertilization, and how to read and interpret a fertilizer label. Includes 83 illustrated plant profiles, frequently asked questions about plant care, and a Spanish-English/English-Spanish glossary.
The Astrological Prediction of Earthquakes and Seismic Data Collection
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 55,530. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » Astrology
For astrologers who want to study the prediction of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, this ebook includes a brief history of earthquakes and predictive techniques; an overview of working with historic data; listings for 3,500+ seismic events through 2012; a glossary of place names; selected chart data for cities and countries; and a short bibliography.
Researching and Writing Your Family History and Memoirs
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,290. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Genealogy, Nonfiction » History » Family history
This brief genealogical guide covers basic information a family genealogist needs to research and write their family history, including obtaining and interpreting documents, understanding kinship, and telling stories. Also includes questions for conducting interviews, use of images in written histories, overall story structure, and publishing options.
Cooking For Fluffy: Healthy Home-Made Feline Diets
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,490. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock
Home-made cat food is easy to make and it has quality ingredients and no preservatives or artificial ingredients. That's good news for the healthiest cat. And if your cat has food sensitivities or allergies, a home-made diet may be the answer. This short ebooklet explains everything you need to cook healthy meals for your cat.
Get The Job and Make A Profit: Sales, Marketing, and Estimating Techniques for Landscapers and Interiorscapers
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 41,680. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Marketing
This book is a guide to marketing, sales, and estimation for interiorscapers and landscapers. It is designed to help them avoid sales slumps and the inevitable attrition of clientele in order to become successful and financially viable businesses.
How To Start Your Own Interior Landscape Business
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 12,500. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Small business and entrepreneurship
This short introductory guide includes an overview of the interior landscape industry and answers many of the most frequently asked questions about what's involved in starting this popular horticultural service business.
Living and Breathing: How to Make Your Characters Come Alive
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,570. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Create and develop fictional characters who are multi-dimensional and believable, whether based on real people or larger-than-life creations from your very own vivid imagination. Make your characters come alive. Included are tips for creating family backgrounds and family histories for a character, examples of many character traits, use of dialect and dialogue, and sample character sketches.
Grandma Helny's Old-Fashioned Swede-Finn Recipes
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 7,740. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Afghani
In 1906, Helny Andersdotter Furu Forstrom Steele came from a small town in Finland to an American rural community in Rochester, Washington. She brought with her a collection of old recipes, which have been translated and assembled into this ebook.
Perceptions, Passions, and Paradoxes: A Poetry Collection
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,880. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Female authors
This collection of 150 poems and song lyrics was compiled by the author as most representative of the times and events in her life. The poems were previously published, either individually or in chapbook form, and the lyrics are unpublished but have all been performed in song format. The subject matter is both broad and personal.
Unblocked: How to Expand Your Creativity by Overcoming and Preventing Creative Blocks
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,740. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help, Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help
All creative people can become blocked at one time or another. They may be unable to come up with fresh ideas, get a project off the ground, or finish their projects. "Unblocked" is a guide to identifying several types of creative blocks, removing and handling those blocks, and developing work habits and other practices that prevent those blocks from reoccuring.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,060. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Shades is part mystery, part ghost story. It's a complex account of an intellectual psychic-ghost hunter, his interactions with ghosts, and his difficulty connecting with the living. As he investigates a haunting, he reflects on his relationships, past ghost-hunts, and paranormal studies, and solves a 150-year-old mystery and a haunting that could well be his downfall – or a much-needed salvation.

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