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Joseph Yakel was born and raised in New York's First city region, and calls this place home. His travels have taken him far and wide, but it's his birthplace surroundings that serve as a environment for his writing. He's a moment ago available three books, and thinks his blend of description and humor shine a cheerful focus on the local area and its people.

Said Yakel, "My roots to the First city Borough have been a major control on what I've elected to write about. I split my youth increasing up in Albany and Loudonville, and summers were spent at our camp in Westerlo. I attended Albany Arts school for Boys and Christian Brothers Academy. As an adult, I've traveled equitably extensively crosswise America, and spent two years in Belgium, Germany, and other European countries with the US military. So, I am fortunate to have a mix of local city, town and fatherland exposure, in blend with this broader range of pass through to draw from. "

He went on, "I began copy my first book when I was about seven years old. I loved dinosaurs and hunted to be a paleontologist. While I didn't broadcast that book, I still have it, and I'm proud of what I formed at that young age. Looking back on it now, I think it apparent the early point where characters would have some longstanding place in my life. "

While Yakel's aspiration to write has been with him since childhood, he says that it has emerged in a more community way over the last decade. "Over the years, I've penned quite a lot, but it wasn't until 1998 that I submitted my first condition for mainstream publication. It was a mechanical piece on cable tube approach operations. Since then, I've on paper a come to of other articles, chiefly on armed subjects, available in both trade magazines and on executive websites. "

It's his most up-to-date characters efforts, however, that Yakel says are his furthermost accomplishments. Amid December 2004 and March 2005, he accomplished and on the rampage three books. "Writing the bits and pieces was the easy part", said Yakel, "but putting it all as one was a huge task to undertake. I'm very proud of what I've created. "

As for the books themselves, Yakel said he's got amazing of value for adequate of people, exceptionally those about the Funds region. Two of his books are descent references that also be full of quite a bit of local annals in them as well. 'The Name Memories of Mary Yakel' is the 19th century log of his grand aunt. Yakel explained, "Mary was born in the South End 1879 and approved away in 1940. She had an inscription book, which was overflowing with entries from breed and associates along the Be with Path corridor. I took the small book of hers, a ancestors heirloom, and rewrote it. In add-on to the fundamental book entries, I supplemented it with information and commentary about the associates and families mentioned surrounded by her barely book. I never knew Mary Yakel, of course, but effective on this chronicle has helped me to appreciate her in ways that I couldn't otherwise. "

'The JACKEL, JECKEL, JAECKEL, IEKEL, YAKEL Children Account Book' has a chew of a title, but Yakel says the title is dwarfed by the book's content. He went on, "Without a doubt, this has been my most intensive inscription effort, ever. It's a 464-page breed chronology, tracing 350 years of my Rheinish ancestry. Our first surname was JACKEL and JECKEL, but altered more than 50 times after the ancestors came to America. In Albany, the spelling developed on YAKEL in the 1870's, while in Milwaukee, it advanced on JAECKEL, and in Iowa, our category name distorted faintly to IEKEL. This book is first and prime a family reference, but it's also jammed packed full of certainly absorbing local and German annals as well, and that's why this book and the Mary Yakel name book have a wider addressees appeal. "

His third and most contemporary book is a absolute departure from the first two. 'The Legend of Juggin Joe' is an over-the-top fictional humor story that takes place in and about the Town of Westerlo, NY, and centers about the life and times of a hillboy dubbed 'Juggin Joe', for his creepy musical abilities with the jug. Yakel said, "This book is a countryside boy comedy/melodrama that I've in print in 'country speak', which makes the story that much more fun to read. It's a light-hearted, clean, fun adventure, appropriate for all audiences. "

"The Legend of Juggin Joe"
* ISBN 1-4116-2588-9 * Pub date: March 2005 * $9. 00 paperback * 123 pages *

"The Dedication Memories of Mary Yakel"
* ISBN 1-4116-2101-8 * Pub date: December 2004 * $9. 00 paperback * 75 pages *

* ISBN 1-4116-2715-6 * Pub date: March 2005 * $26. 50 paperback * 464 pages *

Joseph Yakel offers free interval previews of his books, and welcomes reviews and comments. His books are accessible in paperback, or downloadable format. For previews and purchasing information, visit Lulu Publishing at: http://www. lulu. com/yakel

Joseph Yakel is a ad hoc journalist and author. His articles have appeared in publications such as Data lines Technology, The Pipeline, and Army Coldness Magazine, and have been highlighted on USAWOA Online, USAR Online, and other Internet websites. For great humor, or descendants and category chronicle resources, visit his bookstore at http://www. lulu. com/yakel where Joe offers free book previews and more. Joseph Yakel is accessible for interviews, and accepts e-mail correspondence at armeuv1@yahoo. com


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