Move to Florida, see the world, and…. Write 31 novels!? It may have started out as the typical retirement, but author Joe Corso decided to take a more adventurous route. After a successful, yet tearful, career as a fireman, Corso began writing as a way to fund the Ivy League educations of his grandchildren. He published his first book at 75, and since has written 29 novels .
One of his most popular novels, The Starlight Club, won the SILVER in the 2012 eLit contest in the 'TRUE CRIME' category'. In 2013 it won HONORABLE MENTION in the Reader's Favorite 'HISTORICAL FICTION' category'. In 2014 it was an IPPY award FINALIST and it was awarded the Gold Seal in 2014 as a Eric Hoffer MONTAINGE MEDAL FINALIST. It also won FINALIST in the 2014 (NIEA) National Indie Excellence Awards in the CRIME-FICTION CATEGORY and on August 25, 2014, it won the BRONZE in the CIPA (Colorado Independant Publishers Association) in the HISTORICAL FICTION category.
Engine 24: Fire Stories, is a collection of short nonfiction stories of fires and occurrences surrounding them when he worked with the FDNY, 'Box: 598' won the Bronze in the 2013 Reader’s Favorite contest in the Historical non-fiction short story category. With cross-genre skills, Corso has written Westerns, Gritty Crime Dramas and even fantasy. He has received a tremendous reception from his work “Engine 24 Fire Stories” by many Fire Departments. Rising from the ashes, retired New York Firefighter Joe Corso finds himself lost in his writing hoping never to find his way back.
Won GOLD in 2015 eLit Contest in HISTORICAL FICTION
Won 3rd PLACE in 2015 C.I.P.A. FICTION HISTORICAL
Dr. Patricia Ross, former CIPA President and currently publisher with Hugo House Publishing was kind enough to accept this award for me at the Colorado Independant Publishers association. I would have loved to have been there for the dinner and award ceremony. Maybe next year.
REVENGE OF JOHN W. 2ND PLACE WINNER 2015 C.I.P.A.
THE REVENGE OF JOHN W. WAS AWARDED 2nd PLACE in the 21st Annual 2015 C.I.P.A. - E. V. V. A. Book awards for FICTION - WESTERN
Dr. Patricia Ross, Publisher with Hugo House Publishing also accepted this award for me at the Colorado Independant Publishers association dinner and award ceremony.
ATTENTION! BREAKING NEWS!
Meet Al Benelli. I'm excited to have one of the most sought after voice audio men in the business having recorded the "Starlight Club 2: The Contenders", The Old Man and The King, The Time Portal & "Lafitte's Treasure."
If his busy schedule permits, I'm hoping to have him record the voice audio in the rest of the Time Travelerl series.
Copy Al's email address firstname.lastname@example.org, and drop him a line or click on the link below to hear some of his amazing demo's. You'll enjoy listening to them...and what's more... they'll entertain you. https://www.acx.com/narrator?
Mystery & Suspense - Golden Earphones Award Winner "THE OLD MAN AND THE KING" Written by Joe Corso | Read by Al Benelli • 5.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2013 This entertaining thriller features an improbable hero, Lom, a 72-year-old Korean war veteran who's still a crack shot. He quickly sets out to save Toby, the king of a fictitious country who's hiding out in Lom's favorite diner after dodging an attempted assassination on a New York City street. Narrator Al Benelli portrays the male characters in this slightly wacky story with verve and a spirit of adventure. He sets the stage for Lom's adventures with a fluid delivery and excellent pacing. Further, his interpretations intensify the political machinations and international chicanery in the king's fictitious country. He intensifies the brutality of the mobster and his hired killers and sounds fittingly concerned as Lom's girlfriend, Martha. Overall, Benelli presents a completely entertaining audio. S.C.A. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2015]
Allen Bellman and me at the Festival Mall. Allen is holding his Captain America cane. Allen did the backgrounds for Syd Shores' Captain America in 1942, and eventually worked on titles such as: The Patriot, The Destroyer, The Human Torch, Jap Buster Johnson and Jet Dixon of the Space Squadron, All Winners Comics, Marvel Mystery, Sub Mariner Comics, Young Allies and so much more. It was a privilege for me to meet him. Visit his website at www.allenbellman.com
My daughters Linda & Karen
Vinnie Backing The Rig In
Joe with the 1st dog rescued