2012 eLit Silver Award Winner
2015 eLit Gold Award Winner
"The Starlight Club was created by an extraordinarily gifted man named Joe Corso who upon hanging up for the very last time his NYC firefighter uniform, discovered deep within, his gift as a story teller. I envision this book being transformed into a gangster movie, an Oscar contender, starring leading Hollywood actors. There's the star, Big Red, an astute entrepreneur heading a business empire. I would have been devastated if Big Red was ever arrested, imprisoned or murdered.You can hear their voices as they negotiate deals within the walls of the luxurious Starlight Club in a Queens neighborhood of yesterday. No one in that theater would be munching on popcorn. They would be mesmerized by the heart-stopping action unfolding on the gargantuan screen. You can't close the book, and you can't wait for the next book hot off the press."
Marilyn Silverman, host, Writers' Café Radio Show
Assistant Vice President, Marketing
New American Chamber of Commerce
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