Joe Cottonwood

"Hamlet’s experience simply could not have happened to a plumber."—George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw had no idea what we plumbers go through. Moral dilemmas? Existential crises? I’ve had ’em. And a client murdered, too.
From a lifetime in the building trades—carpenter, plumber, electrician—I have a perspective. Mostly a gentle one.

Joe Cottonwood's blog: ClearHeart Blog.


By day, Joe Cottonwood has worked as a carpenter, plumber, and electrician for most of his life. By night, he is the author of nine published novels, a book of poetry, and a memoir. He lives in the mountains of California where he built a house and raised a family. For relaxation, he makes bread.