J. Darris Mitchell


Joe Darris lives in Austin Texas with his wife, two cats, a dog, eight chickens, a snake, and a handful of hermit crabs. You can find him competing in beard contests, pilfering the farmer's market or wrapped up in a good piece of science fiction. Joe loves Sasquatch and wrote his first novel so he and the big guy can be friends one day.

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love sharing worlds that only existed in my head. It's wonderful to think that we live in a limitless universe and that there's people brave enough to share what goes on behind their eyeballs. I want to make my contribution to the great brain of the world.
What are you working on next?
Right now I'm obsessed with twine games. I'm working on one that is meant to be played concurently with the second Wild Lands novel. It'll give perspectives and insights into clans and characters that I didn't have time for in the book. I hope to release the game within a month and the second novel sometime this summer.
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Where to find J. Darris Mitchell online


The Crane and the Wolf
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,240. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2021 by Indies United Publishing House, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
There’s only one thing standing between the city of S’kar-Vozi and the Wolf from transforming into an insatiable flesh-hungry werewolf every full moon, the Crane’s perfectly baked and exquisitely designed cakes. But her hands aren’t what they used to be; she needs an apprentice, and only the best will do. Three bakers have been selected to participate in the bake-off of their lives… literally.
A Crown of Cobwebs
You set the price! Words: 173,010. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2020 by Indies United Publishing House, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
A halfling hooked on magic, a golem with a heart of gold, and Gatekeeper’s thrall crash their best friend’s wedding, a spider princess, who is being forced to marry a dragon.
The Wild Lands: Legend of the Wild Man
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 112,220. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
Skup and Urea are so gifted with the Virtual Reality Chips implanted in their brains that they can control the evanimals that live below them on the surface of the earth. But when they destroy the home of the Wild Man, their corrupt religious leaders force the teens to fight the myth they were raised to fear.

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