Thank you for visiting my page! A little about myself; I am a writer, a traveler (when I can), mostly the lost places. I have recently released my fifth novel “The Unraveling“, about how things fell apart – apropos of the times, I guess, though that was not my intention. My 4th novel “I, Charles, From the Camps” is 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. I have also written a play, “Dreams of the Defeated“, about a political prisoner in a totalitarian regime, dedicated to the Hong Kong kids and their fight for freedom. You can visit me at http://www.joelhirst.com or on facebook.