Joseph Lewis has been in education for forty-three years and counting as a teacher, coach, counselor and now as an administrator. He uses his psychology and counseling background and his knowledge and fondness for kids in crafting his characters and dialogue. He has taken creative writing and screen writing courses at UCLA and USC. Lewis has published six books, all available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble and each to excellent reviews. Taking Lives (August 2014) the prequel to the Lives Trilogy; Stolen Lives (November 2014) Book One of the Lives Trilogy; Shattered Lives (March 2015) Book Two of the Trilogy; and Splintered Lives (November 2015) Book Three of the Trilogy are based upon his work in counseling and his work with the Wetterling Foundation for Stranger Abducted and Sexually Exploited Children. It was his effort to give back to the families and kids by telling their story, though in fiction.
Caught in a Web (April 2018) won a PenCraft Literary Award for Thriller Fiction, and was named one of the best crime thrillers by Best Thriller. Spiral Into Darkness (January 2019) is his most recent offering, and was nominated for a TopShelf Book Award. His newest, Betrayed, features some of the same characters from his previous work.
Born and raised in Wisconsin, Lewis has been happily married for twenty-seven years and counting to his wife, Kim. Together they have three wonderful children: Wil (deceased July 2014), Hannah, and Emily, and they now reside in Virginia.