Joel Canfield

Joel Canfield

A novelist, screenwriter and ghostwriter, Joel Canfield has lived in New York, New York; Chicago, Illinois; Detroit, Michigan; Auckland, New Zealand; Miami Beach, Florida, and his own personal Pennsylvania trifecta, Pittsburgh, Wilkes-Barre and his hometown of Bethlehem. He now resides in Long Beach, California with his favorite blondes, writer-editor wife Lisa and dog Betsy, but he will undoubtedly move again, because that’s just what he does. Canfield’s books include the novels Dark Sky, Blue Fire, Red Earth and White Rain (the four books in the award-winning Max Bowman series); What's Driving You???: How I Overcame Abuse and Learned to Lead in the NBA (co-authored with Keyon Dooling and Lisa Canfield); Pill Mill: My Years of Money, Madness, Sex and Drugs (co-authored with Christian Valdes and Lisa Canfield); 226: How I Became the First Blind Person to Kayak the Grand Canyon (co-authored with Lonnie Bedwell); and StorySelling and Mission-Driven Business. Blue Fire was a 2016 Silver Honoree in the Benjamin Franklin Digital Awards as well as a semi-finalist in the 2016 Book Life Prize in Fiction competition. Red Earth was a 2017 Gold Honoree in the Benjamin Franklin Digital Awards. He has also cowritten with his wife Lisa two Hallmark TV movies.

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