Joe Bendoski studied psychology in college and was fascinated by all the insights it provided into human behavior, only to realize most of the information never reached people, and when it did, rarely was it in a form that allowed for practical application. He started writing non-fiction, but soon came to understand how few people read that genre and began the difficult transition into fiction writing. His non-fiction works include; the Chemistry of Attraction and the Language of Emotion.
He worked as the head writer for the television show ‘Saved by Grace.’ After being frustrated with comments like "Make this scene cheaper," "What's my motivation?", and "Do we need this scene?" he decided to go in to literature.
‘When the Sky Falls’ is his debut novel and focuses on the impact of fictional broadcasts and news throughout history, and the devastating impact they can have. The story follows a group of CIA agents as they investigate a panic so large that it’s called a Sky Fall Event.
The Start Writing Podcast is focused on in-depth discussions about writing craft, and how writers develop their own writing skills. Each month a discussion piece is released, along with several author interviews.
J Washburn is a co-host on the show and is a fantasy fiction writer.