Joseph Schneider MFA Creative Nonfiction '15

Acclaimed Author of the LAPD Detective Tully Jarsdel Mysteries

Schneider's latest novel, What Waits for You, is out now!

Joseph Schneider

Joseph Schneider 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.

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.


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