Joseph Schwartz was born in Havre, Montana, and lived in the small farming town of Brady until he was old enough for pre-school. With enough furnishings to fill a small moving van, his family made the two-day trip to Phoenix, Arizona. He has made his home in and around Phoenix ever since.
Since then, he has made that drive on several road trips with his brothers and father.
The Crossover Test was his first novel, inspired from that trip through the sublime landscape of Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming (sometimes), Nevada (sometimes), and finally Montana. Along the way, his mind took its own drive, to other places, other worlds, but never too far from his family.
The Crossover Brand is his second novel, following the further adventures of the Conrad brothers as they defend themselves against the continuing onslaught of the supernatural forces they have vowed to fight -- and this time the action takes the boys eventually to Arizona, where they both reach the ragged edge of their abilities when they face the three Judges of the Censorum.
His writing aside, Joe Shwartz's other passion is teaching language, which he has been doing in secondary schools since 2013
He lives with his family in Phoenix.
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The Crossover Brand
by Joseph Schwartz
The Crossover Brand takes James and Rory Conrad on separate, bizarrely violent road trips across the American West, during which they each accelerate through a bevy of colorful characters (human and supernatural), power through perilous twists and deadly plot turns, finally tangling together with their other-worldly pursuers at an eerie carnival and crossing a finish line on an Arizona mountain.
The Crossover Test
by Joseph Schwartz
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
James Conrad has one hell of a headache. In two days, he must drive to Montana with his immature little brother, Rory, eulogize the father he barely remembers, and find his gun-toting, mysticism-practicing mother, who is convinced she will be dead soon. Standard procedure for the former Army Ranger, except for the man following them, a shape-shifter from another dimension, sent to kill them all.
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