PICT Guest Post: Joel M. Andre

Posted 29 February, 2012 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 2 Comments

Joel M. Andre
DarkCountry Publications
March 2010
21 pages
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One dark and warm October night in the heart of Arizona, a group of friends are out for an evening of fun. It was a night for celebration, and to draw them away from the world.

As they drink the night away, a dark and handsome stranger watches them in the distance. His observations going unnoticed as the girls focus on their own conversation.

Too drunk to make it home on their own, the stranger offers the group a ride home in his taxi. Reluctantly, the girls agree.

What follows is a dark and brutal act of revenge decades in the making.

Joel M. Andre
February 2010
27 pages
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Carol and Tammy Long have fought a constant battle with their weight all their lives. When a stranger on the television offers an amazing new diet plan with a weight loss success rate of 100 percent, Tammy feels like it was an answer to their prayers.

As the pair ventures off to the Verde Valley Weight Loss Clinic things start to take a darker turn. The owner Kathy Black gives them a new take on the classic idea of perfection.

Now, placed in a medical facility where they are constantly monitored, the women learn there is something wrong with perfection.

For, Reviews by Molly, I have been asked to write up a post on what the easiest story I have ever written was and why. This is an interesting question and I will touch on a few stories I have written and why they would be among the easier stories I have crafted.

Probably the easiest story I have put out on the market is, A Death at the North Pole. This was the first full story I decided to put out there and I didn’t have any reservations on the direction the story took. This is a story that ended up telling itself with a series of twists and turns and I just let it all flow.

It was also a learning experience as well. Future stories like Perfection and Brutal ended up taking more time to craft as I planned out the events that would take place. These stories were fun to write since they were short stories that I was placing on a blog back in 2008 daily during the month of October. The original plan was to craft 31 stories and then release them as a collection. However, the process ended up being too time consuming and only 13 parts actually came out in that series. Of those I wrote during that month, only a handful of them were ever released on the Kindle. Others were fleshed out in books with a few adjustments made to them.

There have been other stories I have written over the last few years that came out naturally, but they are now too close to other books. An example is, Let’s Play Murder. While it would have been fine coming out in 2008, I don’t think the market for it would still be here. As a result, I don’t think it will ever see the light of day. That was about 40,000 words I wrote over a 4 day period. I sat down in front of the computer and it just poured out. It has a bunch of dark humor and grisly murders.

That is all the time I have for today. Thank you for taking the time to read a little more about me and I hope everyone has a great day.

Author Joel M. Andre

About The Author:
Joel M. Andre was born January 13, 1981. At a young age he was fascinated with the written word. It was at fourteen that Poe blew his mind, and Andre began to dabble with darker poetry.

Between the years of 1999 and 2007 Joel was featured in various poetry anthologies and publications. In 2008 he released his first collection,Pray the Rain Never Ends.

Knowing there was something deeper and darker inside of his soul, Joel decided to take a stab at commercialism. Releasing the dark tongue in cheek, A Death at the North Pole, created a dark world among the death of Kris Kringle. Ultimately providing a tale of redemption.
October of 2008 saw Joel release his second book, Kill 4 Me. A tale in which a woman is haunted by a vengeful spirit through text messages and instant messaging.

Taking some time off and doing a lot of soul searching, Joel took things in a new direction and dabbled in the Fantasy Genre with, The Pentacle of Light. The tale dealing with five major races battling for control of Earth, and the acceptance of their God.
Finally, after missing his detective Lauren Bruni, he released the book The Return in October 2009, this time moving the action from the North Pole and placing it in the small Arizona community he was raised in.
Andre’s latest book is The Black Chronicles: Cry of the Fallen about a dead man who seeks revenge on the woman that tormented him in peaceful Northern Arizona.

Currently, he resides in Chandler, AZ.

Connect With The Author:
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2 responses to “PICT Guest Post: Joel M. Andre

  1. That’s a catching blurb there!

    Gosh, the most I wrote in a day was 6,000 words (last day of nanowrimo, to catch up) and my brain was fried.

    I wish I could be one of those super prolific writers.

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