JOE CORSO'S BOOKS HAVE WON 38 LITERARY AWARDS
& have been translated into 47 foreign languages
Move to Florida, see the world, and…. Write 33 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 New York City firefighter, Corso began writing as a way to fund the college educations of his grandchildren. He published his first book at age 75, and since has written 33 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
REVENGE OF JOHN W.
Won 2ND PLACE 2015 C.I.P.A. FICTION/WESTERN
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.
THE REVENGE OF JOHN W. - 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 the award for 3rd PLACE in 2015 C.I.P.A. FICTION HISTORICAL contest for me at the Colorado Independant Publishers association dinner and award ceremony.
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
Here's another celebrity I met and became friends with at the Festival Market. Ed Keisch well known as TED THE TRAINMAN. You can catch him at the Gold Coast Railroad Museum in Miami, Florida. He's currently in talks with PBS so maybe we'll see his show there as well. Watch his MARY CHRISTMAS )Mary She Kissed Me Tonight! Video & Song on youtube https://youtu.be/16Ez8A9ccDE. See on YOUTUBE TED THE TRAINMAN "LECTRIC TRAINS" song and video. It's a treat you won't want to miss.