June 18, 2013 1:57 PM

Arroyo Grande paramedic spends his spare time writing

Joe Amaral of Arroyo Grande is a paramedic and father of a young daughter, but he is also more than a “moonlighter” writer and poet. After spending 48 hours straight on the job and hiking with daughter, Zelia, he sits down to pen poems, short stories and recently, a novel.

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