Joel Jurrens spent twenty-six years as a deputy sheriff until he retired in April 2013. While working in law enforcement he had short stories published in several magazines. In 2011 his mystery novel In The Sticks was published by Wings Epress. His second novel, Graves of His Personal Liking, a western was published by Whiskey Creek Press in October of 2013, and the thriller, County Ops: The Vengeance of Gable Fitzgerald was published in November 2013. Joel tries to bring his years of law enforcement and dealing with all types of people to his novels. He currently lives with his wife in northern Iowa.