Joel Kreissman

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Joel Kreissman, also known as Zarpaulus, is a furry writer from Wisconsin active in the fandom since 2009.


Joel started writing science-fiction while studying for a Bachelor's of Science in Molecular Biology. He has tried to incorporate this scientific background into his writing.

In 2012 he started writing his first novel, The Pride of Parahumans, which he self-published in 2015 and re-published with Thurston Howl Publications in 2016. From this story he developed the Para-Imperium universe which he continues to develop and write about.

In recent years he has started to branch into horror, primarily with anthology submissions.


  • The Pride of Parahumans (novel, 2015, 2016)
  • "Anthrophagy" (in Seven Deadly Sins by Thurston Howl)
  • "Ancient Infections" (in Purrgatorio by Thurston Howl)
  • Tales of the Para-Imperium (short story collection, 2019)

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