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Joseph Armstead

Agent: self currently
Emeryville, California, United States

Email: vonarmstadt@hotmail.com

Home page: http://www.freewebs.com/jarmsteadsnocturnes/index.htm

Joseph Armstead has been a lifelong fan of horror, science fiction and suspense fiction, in both the printed media and in cinematic form. He has always enjoyed creating interesting characters and telling stories. His education and training in the scientific disciplines led him towards developing a more physically plausible outlook on the traditional presentations of supernatural or fantastic fiction. Cliches annoy him. He believes that the more firmly rooted in Reality a novel is, the more a reader can instantly connect with the events and characters therein. Mr. Armstead decries the current "gore-for-gore's-sakes" school of horror fiction, instead infusing his work with intelligence and scholarship. His writing centers on the themes of personal and societal alienation, xenophobia and interspecies racism, dark conspiracies, criminal violence and renegade scientific technologies. He is known as an essayist, a postmodernist poet and is frequently published in various literary publications. Mr. Armstead is also a member of both the American Mathematical and World Future societies.

He currently lives in northern California, near the shark-frequented waters of the Pacific, and works as a computer technologist in the legal industry.

Interests: Advances in Science & Technology; Advancements in Information Technology & the computer industry; Writing Horror Fiction and Urban Paranormal Fantasy fiction; Science Fiction; Thriller writing; True Crime; Motion Pictures; Hard Rock Music; Acid Jazz music

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes

 

Published works:

Fiction

  • PAINMAKER
  • NOCTURNES AND NEON
  • BLEEDING TWILIGHT: A Tale of Quinn & The Moon-Chosen
  • CHURCH OF THE BROKEN CROSS
  • NIGHTBLOODED
  • DARKNESS FEARS
  • THE SCREAMING SEASON
  • THE DEMOGORGON AGENDA
  • KRYMSIN NOCTURNES
  • D\'SPAYR: A Knight in the Withered Land
  • THE TRAVELER IN RED: Warlords of the Withered Land
  • The Withered Land, THE EMPIRE FALLS: HELL\'S AVATAR
  • NOCTURNES IN PURGATORY