Joseph Patrick Culhane

Biography

Joseph Culhane has a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science. The study of people and cultures is his favorite area of focus. He especially is interested in cultural issues, in particular, the ones that discriminate against members of society – any society! His current focus is to help equal the balance between women’s liberation and men’s liberation, with the hope that both sexes can be treated equally without a bias towards one or the other.

Joseph is an adventurous man, having raised seven children, working as a City and County Administrator, as well as living in an Amish Community in Tennessee for six years, fully embracing their lifestyle with no electricity, vehicles, motors, or phones. From this experience, his Crooked Creek series was written. Set in a fictional Amish community, it very much resembles the Community he lived in and the people he got to know and love there. The Crooked Creek series, though fiction, examines the struggles of bias and prejudice within the Amish. The focus of the series is being gay within the Amish, but touches on disparities of many kinds which parallel those found in the rest of the “English” world.

Nine books in the Crooked Creek Series are published here on Smashwords:
Book I The Devil Among Us, An Amish Nightmare
Book II New Beginnings
Book III Twilight in the Valley
Book IV Blue Moon Rising
Book V Return to Crooked Creek
Book VI Days of Autumn
Book VII Shadows in the Night
Book VIII A Summer's Farewell
Book IX The Devil Returns

Joseph also worked as a teacher and drug counselor in a prison in Tennessee. Many of his experiences and acquaintances are included in the Crooked Creek series.

Joseph now lives with his partner, Ray, of eleven years and is happily married, and together raised his youngest son, William. Their favorite thing to do is travel to Europe and work on their books together. Joseph's love of his life is his dog, Bud (sorry Ray). Bud's a great Cocker Spaniel whose nickname is Puffy. Sounds odd, but Joseph loves him and doesn't judge him because of his somewhat effeminate nickname.

Joseph plans on writing many more books in the future and welcomes your feedback at jculhane2001@yahoo.com

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Books

Crooked Creek IX The Devil Returns
Series: Crooked Creek. Price: $3.25 USD. Words: 41,570. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult
The Devil Returns is the last book of the Crooked Creek series. Sadly, the story has to come to an end. Many have praised this series, and several have condemned it. I tend to think those that condemned it would be the very ones in Crooked Creek who would be the antagonists of the story. You decide! I hope you've enjoyed the series as much as I did writing it - thank you. Joseph Culhane
Crooked Creek VIII A Summer's Farewell
Series: Crooked Creek. Price: $3.25 USD. Words: 43,610. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult
A Summer's Farewell - the Crooked Creek Amish community wants a change, a return to the traditional values of the Amish. They want to fit it, be more like the other communities of Amish, rather than so liberal, so worldly, so open to accepting sinners in their midst. It's a time to renounce the world and the lusts of the flesh - again! Join Titus and Jonathan, Joey, David, Ed
Crooked Creek VII Shadows in the Night
Series: Crooked Creek. Price: $3.25 USD. Words: 42,250. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
There's a shadow in Crooked Creek with one thing on its mind - a baby! Join all those in Crooked Creek as they work through one more struggle. One thing holds them together - their sense of community and love for one another. Well, for most that is!
Crooked Creek VI Days of Autumn
Series: Crooked Creek. Price: $3.25 USD. Words: 39,630. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult
Book VI of the Crooked Creek series, Days of Autumn, continues the saga of the not-so-small anymore Amish community located in central Tennessee. Love is discovered between an older man and a younger. Temptations prove too much for more than one young man. A young woman gets her heart's desire, and new friendships are made, all in Crooked Creek. The characters are all waiting for you!
Crooked Creek V Return to Crooked Creek
Series: Crooked Creek. Price: $3.25 USD. Words: 42,050. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult
Book V of the Crooked Creek series, Return to Crooked Creek, welcomes you back to the small Amish community in central Tennessee. Love continues to flourish amid heartache, struggles, and joy. A chapel service in prison, a wood cutting, a tryst in the spring house, a violent death, the beginning of love and more can be found when you Return to Crooked Creek.
Crooked Creek IV Blue Moon Rising
Series: Crooked Creek, Book 4. You set the price! Words: 29,360. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Crooked Creek has come a long way over the years. Murders have been solved, but prejudice, fear, and greed still remain. The Amish in this small community struggle, as do the English, with their daily trials and tribulations. New love blossoms for several, a tragic story finds its conclusion, a young man runs away to San Francisco. Join the Amish in Crooked Creek. You'll be glad you did!
Crooked Creek III: Twilight in the Valley
Series: Crooked Creek, Book 3. You set the price! Words: 37,960. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Titus and Jonathan, along with all the others in this small Amish community, welcome you back to Crooked Creek. Trouble in prison brings danger to the community, yet when all members pull together, they make it through. Young love is ignited, a wedding occurs, yet unhealthy passions rise to the surface. The story continues as life within Crooked Creek unfolds in unexpected ways.
Crooked Creek II New Beginnings
Series: Crooked Creek, Book 2. You set the price! Words: 36,340. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Crooked creek, New beginnings is the story of an Amish community in Tennessee trying to rebuild itself after being ravaged by jealousy, envy, pride, and murder – the works of the Devil! Peace has returned once again to Crooked Creek, however, just when the trouble had ended, it returns! Prison is not enough to contain the evil. The demon plaguing the community isn’t satisfied - yet!
Crooked Creek I The Devil Among Us, An Amish Nightmare
Series: Crooked Creek, Book 1. You set the price! Words: 80,900. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Enter Crooked Creek, an Amish community in the hills and hollows of Tennessee. Join Titus and Jonathan, and Titus’ father, the bishop, as the strict community reels from a series of deaths – five young men, rumored to “have feelings” for other young men, in particular, Titus Beachy. Jonathan is soon targeted as number six; Sheriff Jackson becomes involved; dark secrets are revealed.

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