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
Going Over by JoeDeRouen
Going Over Paranormal
Professional wrestler Tommy Buckey always wanted to be the world champion, but did he achieve his dream a little too easily? Something feels a little "off" to Buckley, but is it wise to look a gift horse...
Mommy's Favorite by JoeDeRouen
Mommy's Favorite Horror
A short story that illustrates what can happen when a mother's love goes too far. From Joe DeRouen's upcoming short story collection, Odds and Endings: Fiction Short and Otherwise, coming Nov 24th, 2015. Pre-order...
Memories of a Ghost by JoeDeRouen
Memories of a Ghost Paranormal
Claire Summers awoke in a doctor’s office, heart pounding in her chest, blouse hiked up around her belly. She watched in confusion as a dark-haired woman moved an ultrasound paddle over her exposed stomach. “Claire...
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