Joel L. Young
Bio: Joel Young is a college graduate from Florida Community College of Jacksonville. He's now an author of four books of poetry. He comes from a middle class family; father was Civil Service, truck driver, his mother a Bookkeeper, a twin brother and sister. What Joel says of himself: "As Kris Kristofferson sang in Me and Jesus, 'I'm a mass of contradictions.'
Joel volunteers on AOL as a Board Manager in the Amazing Instant Novelist area, a popular writing site for poets and authors [Keyword: novel]. He's won numerous Honorable Mentions for his contest entries.
Joel says, ?In my poetry, try to educate as much as entertain and tell a story. I hope to continue in this capacity for many years to come, since it's all he ever wanted to do. He one day hopes to branch out into songwriting and possibly write a script as well. As Joel says, "I've tried to parallel my life to Edgar Rice Burroughs, who began writing at 35 after years of trying to find himself at a variety of odd jobs. I'm now 36. If I have a 4th of the career he did, I'll be satisfied.
Always follow your dreams. They do come true sometimes it takes a moment, for others a lifetime. That's the joy of it. Enjoy the moments that come with them.?