Josh Karaczewski


Josh lives in the San Francisco Bay Area (which is a catch-all meaning that he doesn't live in any of the cool Bay Area cities), and studied at Westmont College in Santa Barbara (though his degree is not in English).

Josh is a husband (rapturously happy), father (blissfully proud), and teacher (public high school - I know, ouch).

Josh enjoys reading (primarily fiction), writing (obviously), video games (especially shooters and platformers), art (creation and appreciation), film (just appreciation), and travel (9 out of 10 times this means Disneyland).

PS. Visitors to his blog will find coupon codes!

Where to find Josh Karaczewski online


The Writing Submission Schedule Guide 2013
By Josh Karaczewski
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,400. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
When you are ready to submit your masterpiece for publication, this guide will help you strategize where to place your submission. By organizing information on hundreds of literary publications' reading periods chronologically, you will immediately know who is ready to read your work, and as an ebook, you will have the clickable website links you need to immediately submit your prose or poetry.
My Governor's House & other stories
By Josh Karaczewski
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,570. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2012. Category: Fiction
(3.00 from 1 review)
A collection of writings from author Josh Karaczewski, including the Pushcart Prize nominated titular story. Through mostly short stories, you will meet a homecoming warrior defeated by housework, a lonely debut author impatient for recognition, a son losing a boyfriend because of his mother, the thoughts of someone who falls from great heights to the ground on purpose, and much more.
Alexander Murphy's Home for Wayward Celebrities
By Josh Karaczewski
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 111,680. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2011. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Lucy Faas was lonely, though she didn’t realize it before coming to stay at Alexander Murphy’s Montecito home. Her only intention leaving her hermitage was for a fresh place where she could begin the comeback of her abandoned music career. She never expected that she would be joining an informal family of celebrities hiding from the world, or how the home would change everything.

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  • ParaDick Sharry on June 22, 2012
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    The star of this book is also it's shadow: Jeffra Hays creates a vernacular and the world to go with it that feels both like an authentically realized space, and a confusing one. There were many lost in translation moments that rereading didn't help to clarify, but the unfolding of the plot kept things moving well regardless. Hays creates a world to be experienced, if not always understood - but like visiting a country where you don't know the language has its rewards, so does reading this novel. Playful language, interesting characters, and one of the strangest sex scenes to be encountered in fiction make this an indie book and author worth your attention.