Joel D Canfield, Writer

Joel D Canfield

I Write Chandleresque Cozies

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A Long Hard Look

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"The dialog crackles, the story moves, and the characters are fresh. This is a good one."
James R. Preston, author of the Surf City Mysteries

"A fun, fast-paced mystery in the classic style with a modern twist. Fans of Raymond Chandler will find much to love in A Long, Hard Look."
Elizabeth Craig/Riley Adams, author of the Memphis Barbecue Mysteries

"There is a new Raymond Chandler in town! Joel D Canfield’s new novel, A Long, Hard Look had me believing Philip Marlowe was lurking somewhere in the shadows!"
Alex Zabala, author of Treasure of the Mayan King

Some of us identify very personally with the books we read. I know I do.

When I read Edgar Rice Burroughs, I’m not watching Tarzan, I am Tarzan.

Philip Marlowe? Yeah, that’s me. (Okay, anyone from Chandler. Anyone.)

Pride and Prejudice? Transgender issues notwithstanding, I’m totally inside Lizzie’s head the whole time.

Don’t you wish you could really be in your favorite classic novel?

Thanks to the miracle of technology and my genius (work with me here) you can!

One Page Classics—Starring You!

$5

A thousand word version of your favorite classic novel, starring you!

Include friends and loved ones, dream locations, inside jokes, or plot twists. Let’s make it uniquely you.

1-Page Classic—$5

For five tiny little dollars, I’ll write a story just for you, using all the details you provide, in the style of your favorite classic author or book.

Imagine the look on Mr. Darcy’s face when he sees you at the ball.

Fancy giving Friday some real work to do?

Show Sancho Panza that you really can beat that windmill.

Read a couple samples: Pried from Prejudice and The Big Sweep. Tell me what you think.

Details

Each story will be unique, especially if you provide some details about you and your fellow characters and other locations, hobbies, and interests. It will be approximately 999 words, but stories being what they are, I don’t guarantee a word count, I guarantee a good story. Note: if you’re looking for The Twilight of Parry Hotter or 50 Shades of Windows I’m not yer guy.

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$5

A thousand word version of your favorite classic novel, starring you!

Include friends and loved ones, dream locations, inside jokes, or plot twists. Let’s make it uniquely you.

1-Page Classic—$5

Click the button and give me your details. The more the better. Within one calendar week you’ll have a uniquely twisted shrink-to-fit classic full of sparkling wit and dark chocolate.

What more could you want?