Joseph D. Newcomer is an author of speculative and literary fiction and the Founder and Owner of DEAD STAR PRESS. He was born in the blue-collar, Northwest Pennsylvania city of Erie in 1980. Currently, he resides in the Arizona desert where he continues to write follow-up novels to his debut novel, El Camino Blue, his second novel, Diminishing Return, and his latest release through DEAD STAR PRESS, Thought & Other Absurdities (a promotional collection of his blog posts).
Joseph spends his spare time Photoshopping his daughter, Ari, and his girlfriend, Andrea, (the two greatest loves of his life) into art from comic books and curating Ari’s comic book collection. Other members of the family include their Boxer, Harvey, and Coonhound, Cooper. Despite their efforts to teach her how to say both of their names, Ari insists on calling them both Cooper. Her language skills are developing, but she doesn’t quite grasp the hard “C” sound yet. For the time being, both dogs are Pooper. Joseph would not mind if it stayed that way forever.
(*Update: Harvey is now “Arvey”, Cooper is still, and will hopefully always be, “Pooper.”)
(**2nd Update: Cooper starts with a “C” now, but she calls him her “Buddy” which is just as cute.)
Joseph is happy to answer any questions about his life, his work, or any inquiries regarding signed materials or events in which anyone would like for him to participate, just click the “Contact Me” image at the bottom of the page.