Joe grew up in the suburbs of Sunnyvale, CA where he developed an interest in film and telling stories. He studied screenwriting at De Anza College and later Chapman University where he became disillusioned with the film industry and for a time, stopped writing altogether. After a few years, stories began to spring up from the darker corners of his mind, no matter how hard he tried to keep them down. Again, he began to write... this time in the form of short stories and novels. Joe now lives in Bellingham, WA where you can find him reading, hiking, or writing. Or sleeping. He likes sleeping.