About Joe


Joseph Hagen

Joe Hagen loves bringing life to supernatural characters. He recently retired after 40 years at the federal courts, where his time in and out of the courtroom provided many opportunities to see characters in action. A fiction writer living in Missouri, MOONRISE is Joe’s debut novel and the first in a series. He is working on the next book in this series, Wolf Hunt, which will be ready for publication next spring. Joe also co-wrote a vampire novel currently in the revision stage and will be announcing a publication date soon. When not writing (or reading), Joe might be found Fencing or Square Dancing in St Louis!

Joseph Hagen Learns to Read

Growing up I read everything I could get my hands on. Books allow me to go on adventures, some with thrills and chills. I have hard bound copies of all the early Stephen King and Anne Rice novels- and was lucky enough to get some of these autographed. These books and others from those years are prized possessions which I love to reread.

Joseph Hagen Learns to Write

When my children were young, they would ask for repeats of the bedtime stories I made up each night from the two words they supplied. I couldn’t remember what I’d told them from day to day, so I began committing those on-the-fly stories to paper. And so now, here I am- writing for them and you.

I’ve put what I believe will be the final touches on a vampire novel, DEAD ORDER, which I’ve co-written with a friend, Theresa Kehoe. It’s back from the editor and edited.  I have a proofreader going through it one more time.

I’ve finished the sequel to MOONRISE which is entitled WOLF HUNT. I had such good responses over Alan and Autumn. In the sequel they are confronted by issues with Alan’s taming and are threatened by Salvador’s brother, Orsino. More witches, magic, and adventure. I think you’ll enjoy it. Proof readers are also giving it a final look over.

 If you have any interest in pre-reading, title-picking, cover options, or any aspect of preparing my books for release, contact me and I will add you to my list. (Check out some works in progress on my Books Page).

 Snoop around and enjoy my recently updated site. It will up to date you on my writing and includes links to my pages on FACEBOOK, GOODREADS, INKITT, and AMAZON. There’s also a link to my blog. I look forward to continuing to create characters that come alive for you. If you have questions, thoughts, or suggestions, please shoot me a line. I like interacting and one never knows what will spark a twist or turn in a current or future book. Above all, keep reading!

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