Joseph lives with his wife and two children in California. His professional affiliations include the Mystery Writers of America, the Crime Writers Association, The Magic Castle, and The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing.
What Waits for You: A Tully Jarsdel LAPD Novel
"Schneider’s pulse-quickening prose and facility at evoking menace elevate this well above many similarly themed books. The standout combination of concept and jaw-dropping twists will remind some of John Farrow’s The Storm Murders. Agent: Eve Attermann, WME..."
“One Day You’ll Burn is much more than just an intriguing Hollywood mystery, it’s a captivating character study of a unique academic/historian-turned-police-detective who can’t keep his deep intelligence from bubbling out — often to his own embarrassment and the reader’s delight. Joseph Schneider has created a very appealing character whom readers will definitely want to see more of.”
“Schneider redefines the detective genre while giving us a history lesson of Hollywood, the town of dreams it was, and the nightmare it has become.”
“Tully Jarsdel joins the gumshoe greats in this whipsmart riff on sunbaked L.A. noir.”
“One Day You’ll Burn knocked me out. It’s a riveting, richly-layered detective novel that satisfies and surprises on every single page. Joseph Schneider is a major new talent in the world of crime fiction.”
About the Author
Joseph was born and raised in Los Angeles. He exhibited a passion for the arts from a young age, studying piano and competitive ballroom dance. When he was sixteen, he entered the Midsummer in Oxford drama program and decided to pursue acting. After graduating Oakwood High, he was admitted to the theater program at UCLA.
During his senior year he fell in love with close-up magic and mentalism. After several months of immersive self-study, Joseph became a working illusionist. Following a successful audition, he was granted membership in the world’s most prestigious magicians’ clubhouse, The Magic Castle. In 2007, he attended Sideshow School at the historic Coney Island Midway, studying escapology, fire-eating, and other secret arts of the American carnival.
When magic gigs were scarce, Joseph supplemented his income by teaching dance. In 2009 Joseph was named an associate of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD).
His life changed when TelFrance reached out to him as a consultant for a show about con artists working the French Riviera. Impressed with his ideas, they asked him to develop episode outlines. This job led to others, and Joseph soon realized his varied pursuits and unusual knowledge base could be unified in a writing career. In 2013, he was awarded a graduate fellowship at St. Mary’s college, where he completed an MFA in creative nonfiction.
Joseph’s influences in crime fiction include Richard Levinson, William Link, Ira Levin, Charles Williford, and Michael Connelly.