Meet Joel D. Hirst

My name is Joel D. Hirst and I’m a novelist, and a playwright, and a blogger. An erstwhile traveler, a dreamer of dreams and a thinker of big thoughts rarely linked to reality. I just released my 4th novel “I, Charles, From the Camps” about a boy who was born in northern Uganda during the 25 year civil war and his attempts to make a life for himself, and why he fails – and why you or I would have done the same. I’ve also written “Lords of Misrule“, a story about the making and unmaking of a jihadist. My San Porfirio series, “The Lieutenant of San Porfirio” and its sequel “The Burning of San Porfirio“, are about socialist Venezuela. About how it collapsed and how it will be reborn. You can visit me at or on facebook.


6 Responses to Meet Joel D. Hirst

  1. cooleasypost says:

    your a great writer


  2. Carolina says:

    I am from Ecuador, thank you for writing about Venezuela….

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Jayson says:

    I would like to thank for this article. You a really good author and I would like to offer you to join my online newspaper. please subscribe and let me know what are you feelings about it. Thanks


  4. Fernanda says:

    Hi Joel, I would like to congratulate you on a fantastic article about the suicide of Venezuela. Truly touching and eye-opening. I am editor-in-chief of inBRAZIL. A blog that discusses Brazil in English. I would like to invite you to write an article for us about Brazil “escaping” populism with the impeachment of Dilma and a change of the economic and institutional politics. Could you reply to this email so we could discuss further?
    Thank you and congratulations!

    Liked by 1 person

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