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     Joseph M Kurtenbach (that would be me) has been involved in a variety of different occupations.  He has an airplane and helicopter pilot’s license that he’s never put to any good use in thirty years (not for the lack of trying), has worked in surveying & drafting, construction, truck driving, airport security, zoo keeping, laboratory technology and information technology.  He has Associate Degrees in Veterinary Technology and Computer Information Systems.  He’s not sure, but he may have forgotten a career or two in there.  Oh, and he holds a U.S. Patent for a type of modular bookshelves he calls “Bookables.”

Joe started writing in his early twenties after discovering a love of fantasy fiction, and also perhaps because it was the closest thing he could find to the high he got from flying.  He’s been writing off and on ever since, when he can keep his wandering interests focused on the true magic of creating stories.

Joe currently lives in Omaha, Nebraska, in his sister’s basement, with his dog and two birds.  That’s a long story in itself, which he talks about sometimes in his blog.  Joe is currently working on his fantasy novel, The Two Staves.

  1. #1 by Martea on September 12, 2011 - 5:59 PM

    I’m happy to see getting back on the horse. I have missed your short stories and look forward to a novel. only1

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  2. #2 by Joseph McCarthy on September 30, 2011 - 11:52 PM

    Quite the photo op.

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    • #3 by Joseph M Kurtenbach on October 4, 2011 - 6:51 AM

      Very few photos of this creature actually exist, and many that do are scattered across the country and not even recognized for their rarity, or even the true identity of their subject.

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  3. #4 by Doris Tartt on December 23, 2011 - 11:18 PM

    Joe, I connected with so many things in your post about depression. I have hemochromatosis too and I suspect that my depression is very connected to that. I used to never be depressed. I used to be a problem solver and could handle several things at a time. Now, I do well to handle one thing at a time. I don’t know how much of the mental decline I feel is from the HH and how much is just from getting old. Anyway, I don’t like the depression and the feeling that something bad is going to happen. I never used to be a pessimist either. But, inspite of it all, I’m glad to still be alive.

    You are a very good writer. I love books and I will be looking for books you’ve written.
    My best wishes for you.

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    • #5 by Joseph M Kurtenbach on December 24, 2011 - 2:24 AM

      Thank you, Doris. I’ll put it this way: I’m sorry for your depression and hemochromatosis, but I’m glad you could relate with things I’ve written about. I certainly relate to what you’re saying. It’s good to know when others understand or feel the same way. The sharing helps. Knowing we’re not alone helps.

      As for books, I don’t have any out yet, but that’s one of the goals that keeps me going. Thanks for reading, sharing, and complimenting!

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