Interview with Joe Thissen

Describe your desk
A table at Starbucks!
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Denver, CO. Playing video games and reading up on myth and fantasy really influenced me to write. My first book is all about my life up to age 35 and the influence there was life events.
When did you first start writing?
In high school, but I really did it for serious in 2011.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
By allowing me an outlet to publish my books Smashwords has been a great site and tool!
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Getting what's in my head out on paper!
What do your fans mean to you?
They mean a lot too me. I hope everyone that reads my stories can immerse themselves in the story.
What are you working on next?
A prequel to my sequel.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I play retro video games.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes!! It was a fantasy story about Odin.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have an I pad, however I prefer the Kindle
Published 2014-02-08.
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Books by This Author

Starlit Romance
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,100. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult
She was a Hollywood starlet but fortune and fame took its toll on her until she met him. He was from New York; a businessman by day and an actor by night. He swept her off her feet but he hid a secret that could ruin their relationship. Will it ruin this perfect marriage? Can she look past it? Should he have even told her? What was the secret?
Moonlit Saga A Modern Love Story
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,700. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
She is a Southern Belle from Georgia; he is a Pharmacist from Colorado. She was looking for love but couldn’t find Mr. Right. He was looking for love in all the wrong places. They met online one night fell in love and never looked back. They share a dream to one day be together but they’re far apart.
Fire and Ice A Love Match
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,010. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
He was the ice to her fire; young lovers fall in love. They grow together; he's sent off on a mission for the army and never returns. She has to move on with her life without him. Can she? Is he really gone? She can't let go of him. Will true love prevail? Is he really alive or just a memory?
Wonderment Before
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 12,990. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
The prequel to The Elves of Jungleland series by Joe Thissen. This book tells the story of Wonderment before the great war and tells the story of Asura the queen of Wonderment.
Julie the Pirate of the Middle Seas
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 17,820. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
Arr matey!! A female pirate adventure awaits you!! This book leads you on a whirlwind tour across the globe for treasure buried deep with in! Join Julie on her adventure!
Nurse Johnstone "A Dirty Tail"
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,710. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Action/Adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
A very naughty nurse who loves sex so much she's willing to kill for it. Will she be caught? Will she get away with murder? Find out in this erotic thriller by Joe Thissen! **Adult Content** MA-21+ only!!
The Elves of Jungleland "The Last Stand Part 2"
Series: The Elves of Jungleland, Book 5. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 5,290. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The final book in the Elves series; this books again picks up after the last one. This time we find out the battle plans between good and evil. A main character died in the last book see how he is immortalized. Will good conquer evil? Will Fin live? Babies?...What did they have? Only way to find out is to read the book!!
The Elves of Jungleland "The Last Stand Part 1"
Series: The Elves of Jungleland, Book 4. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 12,310. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
The Fourth book in the series picks up where the third left off. Luna was kidnapped, a new enemy was created, and Fin is hurting. This time we find out if Luna is rescued or not. Rumors of another wedding and an expecting mother....
The Elves of Jungleland "Wraith's Revenge"
Series: The Elves of Jungleland, Book 3. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 14,740. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Book 3 in the series picks up where book 2 left off. Fin and Luna are tested in the Deep Forest but will they pass? The new enemy Wraith is assembling his Dark Army, but will the Jungleland Army be able to defeat it? A new king will be crowned, and rumors of a wedding are spreading! Only way to find out what will happen is to read book 3 of the Elves of Jungleland series!
The Elves of Jungleland "A Hero's Welcome"
Series: The Elves of Jungleland, Book 2. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 8,440. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
The second book in the "Elves" series starts off where book 1 stopped. Fin and Luna made their choice to enter the deep forest. War is about to break out, Wonderment needs a hero and...
The Elves of Jungleland "The Beginning"
Series: The Elves of Jungleland, Book 1. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 9,810. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Adventure » General
The Elves of Jungleland is a fantasy series in which the world of Wonderment is attacked by an evil being known as Chaos. The series follows the events around Chaos' beginning and the life of an elf named Fin who is a troublemaker....
The Greatest Logical (Yet Total BS) Stories Ever Told
Price: Free! Words: 3,900. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Ever wondered how states got their names? Ever wonder how some sports teams got their names? Well in this book I take you on a logical yet total BS journey through the names...
Crystal and JC A Great American Love Story
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 12,060. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Dating, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Friendship
Small town love that blooms between two souls, through a few chance meetings they fall in love, move away from each other, and through fate are reunited...
Nice Guy's^People^Finish Last
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 10,530. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
This is a auto biography and a self help book all in one. The life story of a really nice guy who seems to finish last when it comes to love, and releationships. As the road of life has been tough, he has learned to deal with adversity, and come back stronger then before.