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Joseph Maas, grew up in the hilly part of Kansas. Okay, for those who may not know, yes, there really is a hilly part of Kansas; find that and you will likely find yourself in Joseph's home town.

Joseph's parents put him in a series of Catholic schools so that he could get a proper eduction. But then after years of not really knowing if Benedictine Nuns of the day were male, female or somewhere vaguely in between. He finally came to the conclusion that, unless the Vatican was into cloning, they were probably women. At any rate, such pondering may have been the reason why Joseph ran away to join the circus, that is he was kicked out of school for continuously violating the "dress code," and then he finally landed in public school.

After attending the UMKC school system, majoring in creative writing and physiology, he became a fry cook at Denny's. As Joseph says, "Where else are you going to collect prime material for your written works, especially on the graveyard/bar shift?" Later he would take this same approach to the wiles of Mendocino country in Northern California, and then southward to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he now lives happily, just north of Napa Valley California.

Currently, after what seemed to him the equivalent of 5 different lifetimes of collecting, writing and illustrating (he's also a book cover designer) cryptic interludes and twisted tales, Joseph has now officially taken his fiction to the e-book format.


Frank Knox and the Surrogate Sister

First of a series of Frank Knox books, written by Joseph Maas, and edited by Sarah Matalas.

Frank Knox is an awkward used car salesman that is happy to spend all of his social hours alone with his pet fish or working out in his condo. Then one evening he decides to go out to the local bar, Brassie's. There he bumps into an old friend and his new wife who is familiar with a leading edge, breakthrough therapy that may be the perfect solution for Frank.

During Frank's therapy, his surrogate sister discovers that her patient is either the strangest person alive or a super hero in disguise, or both.

Five Fantastic Fables for a Fractured World

Written by Joseph Maas, and edited by Sarah Matalas, this compilation book includes five unusual short stories that give insight into the strange house of mirrors that is the mind of Joseph Maas, author of Trading Alaska and the Frank Knox detective series.

Plus 5 Bonus Preview Chapters

Five Sar Sarah preview chapters are included in this yet to be released SciFi romance epic:

"During the Second Age of Reason, a world view is universally shattered by a series of extraordinary events."

Be among the first to peek inside this extraordinary leap of civilization and culture for which we may all be headed.

-- New Vista Reviews

COMING SOON - During the Second Age of Reason, a world view is universally shattered by a series of extraordinary events.