Joel Burcat

Fiction, Thrillers

Zoom Into Books Author

Joel Burcat is an environmental and energy lawyer. He is the author of Strange Fire (2022), Amid Rage (2021), and Drink to Every Beast (2019). He was selected as the 2019 Lawyer of the Year in Environmental Litigation (for Central PA) by Best Lawyers in America. He has been designated by both “Super Lawyers” and “Best Lawyers” for environmental and oil and gas law. He was also selected by the Pa. Bar Association as a recipient of its annual award in environmental law plus other awards as an environmental and energy lawyer. In addition to his law practice, he has edited two award-winning works on environmental and energy law. He lives in Harrisburg, PA with his wife, Gail. They have two grown daughters, a son-in-law and two grandchildren.



Zoom Into Books Events

Joel Burcat discussing Amid Rage with Guest Interviewer, Burke Allen  Watch Here

Writing a Novel: Ten Things You Can and Should Do –  Watch on YouTube 

Writing Eco Fiction Watch Here

Discussion with Don Helin and Dennis Hetzel- writing Thrillers Watch Here

Fiction Writers and Editors Discussing COVID-19 – Joel Burcat, Don Helin, Jason Liller  Watch Here

Thriller Night with Rick Robinson, Don Stansberry, Dennis Hetzel, Eliot Parker, Joel Burcat  Watch Here

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Books by Joel Burcat


Interview – The Conversation

Interview WURD Philadelphia, PA

Interview Harrisburg Magazine

Interview The Burg by Harvey Freedenburg, Challenge & Triumph

Interview Frank Bruni, (UK)



Author Interview at the American Library Association (ALA) National Conference at the
Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C. June 24, 2019

Article by Frank Bruno, Writing With Your Eyes Closed, New York Times