Joel Thimell


Passionate about writing, food and travel, his love of adventure led Joel to hitchhike from Kenya to South Africa, whitewater-raft the Zambezi River, canoe the Okavango Delta, explore the Ngorongoro Crater, climb Mt.Kilimanjaro, and hike the Chimanimani Mountains. The thrill and terror of those first-hand experiences are brought to life in Lot's own adventures.

Joel began his career as a government bureaucrat and erstwhile journalist and is now making amends to society as a starving author. He shares his non-existent garden in Tennessee with endless hordes of mosquitoes, mobs of psychotic squirrels, three jack rabbits, a ravenous herd of deer and an elusive mole named Darwin.

Smashwords Interview

Please tell us a little bit about yourself?
In previous lives, I've worked in politics, journalism, marketing research, small business and cooking. No, I'm not related to Shirley MacLaine and I don't believe in reincarnation. But I have moved about the country and changed careers so many times that I do feel like I've lived numerous different lives.
What motivates you to write?
My love of writing comes from my love of reading. I read almost every genre but I especially like stories that carry me to different places, cultures and times while challenging me to explore new ideas, new foods and new adventures while making new friends. For years I would say that "somebody" ought to write a book about lesser known OT characters and one day I finally realized that I was that "somebody".
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