Joe was born in Carthage, Illinois, and currently lives in Rogers, Arkansas with his artist wife Andee, their son Fletcher, and their cats Lucky, Milo, and Camptown. Joe is a freelance writer and a substitute teacher at Benton County School of the Arts. In addition to writing, he enjoys purchasing (and occasionally watching) copious amounts of Blu-Ray discs, listening to music, playing video games, and collecting Mego action figures from the 1970s. 

Small Things is his first novel. Threads, the sequel to Small Things and the second book in the trilogy, was published in October of 2013. His short story collection, as of yet untitled, will be released later this year.

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JoeDeRouen JoeDeRouen Jun 04, 2014 07:10PM
I said if I reached 1,000 reads, 20 comments, and 25 votes on Wattpad for my short story "Mommy's Favorite" that I'd post another one. I met and surpassed those goals, so here you go!http://www.watt...
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Stories by Joe DeRouen
Mommy's Favorite by JoeDeRouen
Mommy's Favorite
A short story that illustrates what can happen when a mother's love goes too far. From Joe DeRouen's upcoming...
Dark by JoeDeRouen
What would you do if you woke up alone in the dark, unable to move or even speak?
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