Joe Corso

Joe Corso

I Grew up in Queens, New York. I'm a Korea Veteran and I retired from the FDNY. I started writing late in life hoping to help my grandchildren pay for their college education. I found that I could write a good story, resulting in 33 books and 38 awards and a multiple top 100 author. AWARDS The STARLIGHT CLUB (12 awards) 1 SILVER in the 2012 eLit contest in the 'TRUE CRIME' category'. 2 HONORABLE MENTION in the 2013 Reader's Favorite 'HISTORICAL FICTION' category'. 3 IPPY award FINALIST in 2014. 4 GOLD SEAL MONTAIGNE MEDAL FINALIST in 2014 ERIC HOFFER BOOK CONTEST. 5 FINALIST in the 2014 (NIEA) National Indie Excellence Awards-CRIME-FICTION Category 6 BRONZE on August 25, 2014, in the CIPA HISTORICAL FICTION category. 7 FINALIST in the 2015 USA Regional Excellence Book awards. 8 Included in Shelf Unbound's 100 best Indie Books of 2015 as a NOTABLE INDIE 9 FINALIST in the 2015 USA REBA NORTHEAST Regional Contest Fiction Category 10 HONORABLE MENTION in Library Thing 2013 Book Contest. 11 2019 INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD DISTINGUISHED FAVORITE in the Crime Fiction Category. THE STARLIGHT CLUB 2 12 2015 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR SO FAR THE LONE JACK KID (3 awards) 13 FINALIST in the 2013 READER'S FAVORITE in the 'WESTERN' category. (1) 14 FINALIST in the 2014 LARAMIE AWARDS. (2) THE LONE JACK KID: THE RETURN (Award winner) (3) 15 TRUEWEST MAGAZINE - Best of the West 2016: Western Books - Self Published Category THE REVENGE OF JOHN W. (Award winner) 16 2nd place Winner in 2015, 21st Annual C.I.P.A. E.V.V.Y. Book awards in the FICTION/WESTERN Category. FIRE: BOX 598' (Short Story) (Award winner) 17 BRONZE in the 2013 Readers Favorite contest - 'HISTORICAL NON FICTION' category. 'ENGINE 24: FIRE STORIES 1, 2, 3' (5 awards) 18 BRONZE-FIRE STORIES: BOX 598 19 SILVER-in the 2015 eLit contest in the 'ESSAY/CREATIVE NON-FICTION category. 20 FINALIST-Chanticleer 2016 Book Contest in the Short Story Category. 21 FINALIST 2017 Book of the Year Award in the GENERAL NON-FICTION Category. 22 HONORABLE MENTION-ENGINE 24 FIRE STORIES 1, 2, 3 2016 CHANTICLEER OVERALL BEST SHORT STORY/NOVELETTE LAFITTE'S TREASURE (7 awards) 23 GOLD in the 2015 eLit contest in the HISTORICAL FICTION category. 24 2015 BOOK COVER was a DaVinci FINALIST in the ERIC HOFFER BOOK CONTEST. 25 2015 BOOK was awarded Da VINCI EYE FINALIST in the ERIC HOFFER BOOK CONTEST 5 STAR REVIEW by READER'S FAVORITE in May 2015 26 2015 BEST COVER AWARD by Was awarded a cash prize by Lawrence O'Brian of Dublin, Ireland. Voting performed by the public and judges. 27 3RD PLACE WINNER in 2015, 21st annual C.I.P.A. E.V.V.Y. BOOK AWARDS in the FICTION/HISTORICAL category. 28 2015 Chanticlear BOOK AWARDS CLUE FINALIST for Thriller/Suspense 29 2016 GOETHE FINALIST - Post-1750 HISTORICAL FICTION TOMMY TOPPER AND THE PIXIE PRINCESS (2 awards) 30 FINALIST at the 2015 READER'S FAVORITE AWARD CEREMONY held in Miami. (5 STAR REVIEW by READER'S FAVORITE.) 31 FINALIST in the 2017 IAN Book of the Year Award in the CHILDREN'S FICTION Category THE OLD MAN AND THE KING: (2 awards) 32 GOLDEN EARPHONES AWARD WINNER - by Joe Corso | Read by Al Benelli 33 Finalist in the 2017 Readers Favorite contest Mystery & Suspense * 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 completely entertaining audio. S.C.A. Winner of AudioFile Golden Earphones Award © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2015] THE TIME TRAVELER (3 awards) 34 FINALIST in the 2016 Readers Favorite Book Contest 35 FINALIST in the 2016 BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD CONTEST Science Fiction Category 36 The Time Traveler was selected as Many Book's April Book of the Month under the Sci-Fi genre. A portion of Rabia Tanveer's December 2015 Reader's Favorite 5 Star Review of the "Time Traveler" follows. "I have to admit, I was a little skeptical about this novel. However, I could not help myself, I had to read it. I’ve heard great things about Joe Corso and the way he writes, so I thought this would be the perfect time to start a novel and see what he’s got. And you know what? I was so into this story that I did not even realize that I was almost halfway done. It was interesting and very refreshing. It was so good that I started to re-read it immediately after I finished it. Huge thumbs up for Mr. Corso for writing such a great story." SHOOTOUT IN CHEYENNE (2 awards) 37 2016 BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNER in the WESTERN CATEGORY 38 2017 TRUE WEST BEST OF THE WEST - SELF PUBLISHED & SMALL PRESS WESTERN BOOKS CATEGORY _______________________________________________________________________________ *** The 2020 STARLIGHT CLUB BOOK TOUR begins Febuary 20. 2020, Visit and click on the BOOK TOUR tab to learn more. *** _______________________________________________________________________________ 00:0000:00

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