Joelle Steele


Joelle Steele writes novels and non-fiction books about anthropometry (biometrics), art, astrology, cat care, genealogy, and horticulture. And, she is a legal writer of contract templates for small business. She has extensive published credits and has worked as a writer, editor, and publisher for her entire adult life.

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 I mostly prefer mystery, suspense, historic fiction, and sci-fi. I especially like old novels that are really well-written, and fortunately many of those are now in the public domain and are available as free ebooks, so I'm never at a loss for something to read. In non-fiction I've read all kinds of books, but my main preferences are for art/design/photography, art history, and artist bios; science/technology/medicine/computers; and marketing/business management.
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Where to find Joelle Steele online

Where to buy in print


Spider in the Attic
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 42,360. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
It's 1926, and Irene Arden is happily married and living in rural western Washington. But, she must live with her vicious mother-in-law, Agda, a weaver, and self-proclaimed "spider in the attic." Eventually, Irene begins to question and investigate the circumstances of her husband's late wife's death. Could Irene's fate be hanging in the balance?
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,590. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Georgina Castle is an antiques dealer with a fear of ghosts and the supernatural. It has altered her life and ruined her marriage. She purchases a matching pair of 18th century mirrors and researches their origins by reading a history of their maker. But she soon realizes that something is not quite right with one of the mirrors. A woman's image appears from within the glass and begs for her help.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,040. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Amanda Woods is a schizophrenic, long neglected by social services, and plagued by delusions and hallucinations, including one of her late mother, Rhoda. New case worker Donna knows Rhoda is no delusion. She digs into Amanda's and Rhoda's past. Shocked by what she finds, Donna calls Father Elias Antonelli, and 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: 45,580. 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.
The Astrological Prediction of Earthquakes and Seismic Data Collection
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 55,590. 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: 15,360. 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: 5,560. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Home & 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.
Living and Breathing: How to Make Your Characters Come Alive
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,640. 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: 7,820. 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: 17,960. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2014. Categories: 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: 20,820. 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: 67,130. 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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