Joe is currently an adventurer-in-training. When he's not training, he's most likely adventuring. Most of his forays, however, are limited to those taken with his mind. All else considered, his mind is a good companion and he has no complaints.
Including influences such as Shunryu Suzuki, Tolkien, Krishnamurti, Iain M. Banks, Laozi, Stephen R. Donaldson, Philip Kapleau, Raymond E. Feist, Edward O. Wilson, Dan Simmons, and David Bohm, Joe creates existential fantasy filled with rich worlds, concepts, stories, and ideas.
Joe holds an advanced degree in environmental management from Duke University where he also studied religion with a focus on meditative, experiential, and transformative traditions. Additionally, Joe graduated with (dubious) honors from the Tellanon Institute of Noetic Knowledge, Education, and Research (TINKER) and has yet to put this knowledge to good use.
When not at play with his family, he enjoys reading, writing, and relaxation. When he can, Joe also practices various martial traditions in which he has attained the victim level of proficiency.
Joe is the author of Confessions of an Angry Dwarf, Nemesis - A Good Guide for Bad Guys, Everygnome's Guide to Paratechnology, Mulogo's Treatise on Wizardry, and the Chronicles of the Fists trilogy. He is also working on something else but really cannot say more on the matter at present.