Joe Samuel Starnes

Joe Samuel Starnes

Joe Samuel Starnes is an American writer. His work has appeared in various publications including the New York Times and the Washington Post. Starnes published his first book,Calling, in 2005. He received a fellowship to the Sewanee Writers' Conference in 2006 and has taught writing courses at Rowan University, Widener University, and Saint Joseph's University. You can find his website at this link.  

“A beguiling, often hilarious tale of two American seekers who end up finding truths they hadn’t imagined on a bus ride through the desert.” —Alice Elliott Dark, author of Think of England

“A top-notch novel in the tradition of Harry Crews . . . Big plot turns that will keep readers turning pages.” —Athens Banner-Herald

“A hard-to-put-down tale . . . [like] a Frederick Buechner work, but edgier.” —The Charlotte Observer

“Sam Starnes has crafted a beguiling, often hilarious tale of two American seekers who end up finding truths they hadn’t imagined on a bus ride through the desert. . . . This is one of those novels that resonates long after the final page.” —Alice Elliott Dark, author of “In the Gloaming”

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