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Joe Mynhardt

Bewildering Stories biography

Joe Mynhardt is a South African horror writer and teacher. While having a multitude of published stories, Joe also tends to a tome of story ideas scraping for a chance to be written. In his spare time Joe blogs about haunted buildings.

Joe Mynhardt took up writing towards the end of 2008 and has enjoyed remarkable success. Joe contributes to horror fiction in more ways than his own work. He maintains a constant presence on several of the major horror writers’ forums as a contributor and adviser. He’s also a moderator for a foremost writers’ group, Mywriterscircle. All in all, he keeps his finger on the active pulse of current horror. His influences stretches over a variety of writers from Poe, Doyle and Lovecraft to King, Connolly and Hill.

In his non-fictional life, Joe is a primary school teacher who enjoys reading, watching movies, and collecting rare coins. After matriculating in 1998, he moved to Bloemfontein, South Africa, where he received an honors degree in Education Leadership and Management. Joe devotes himself to his wife, his work, and to feeding his two dogs. I’m sure if something happened, and he was incapacitated, he wouldn’t mind if his dogs ate him. After all, it would be a shame to let all that talent go to waste.

Read more about Joe and his creations at or connect with him on facebook at ‘Joe Mynhardt’s Short Stories’.

Copyright © 2011 by Joe Mynhardt

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