Joe Beernink

I just received an note from my editor at HarperCollins Canada that the US launch date for my debut novel, Nowhere Wild, will be February 23, 2016! This is almost exactly...

So besides my normal day job (which is still incredibly crazy), the last two weeks have been pretty busy. We had a party for my wife’s 11th anniversary of a certain...

Remember when I said you might have to wait for a while to hear my big announcement? Well, a while turned out to be less than 24 hours. Are you ready?...

It’s been a crazy couple of months. I don’t remember the last Saturday when I wasn’t working, on the road, or completely under my GBS symptoms. But today, I decided to...

While 2012 was a year dominated by my recovery from Guillain-Barre Syndrome, 2013 was more of a transition year. It was the year I learned how to live with GBS and...

It’s a cliché, I know, but it’s never more true when you have limited time, and so much to do. When I returned to the working world last month, I knew...

I can’t recall where I first heard that reading your work aloud could really help with the editing process. Jason Black probably mentioned it in one of his talks at the...

I’ve now written six novels. So far, Nowhere Wild is the only one of those six that I’ve even gotten close to attempting to sell, and it took about twenty full...

Today, I completed the first draft on my latest novel, A Hundred Names For Rain. But it is not done. Being done means I am am ready for other people to...

So yes, I’ve gone three whole days without a blog post. But I’ve been busy. First, I’ve been cruising along in my latest book, passing the 32000 word mark this morning....

I know I announced the sale of Nowhere Wild to HarperCollins Canada back in September, but now it’s listed on my agent’s site http://cookeagency.ca/news.htm. There isn’t any more news pending on...

It’s November, so that means that a ton of people out there are diligently working on their NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) novels. While I am not actually participating in NaNoWriMo,...