As a writer, Mr. Cognard relies on his exceptional talent to allow you to see the characters through their dialogue. Either in the dark comedic play , Written for You ,or his two YA novels, Joe uses dialogue to bring to life characters that readers can relate to. His love of the literary world has been a part of almost his entire professional career. He also shares this love at home with his family, who have provided so many resources to aid him. His daughters created much of the artwork for his first two books, while his wife and mother in law, along with a close friend, provided much guidance in editing. He is currently searching for distant relatives with marketing skills.
In Cemetery Girl, Mr. Cognard introduces us to Janie, an artistic high school girl from Queens, New York. Follow along with Janie and her friends as she explores the possibilities in which her art might reach beyond the mortal realm.
Joe followed his first work with the Three Twigs for the Campfire, three magical stories told through the minds of the Miller family children, who are enjoying a backyard camping excursion. Joe's inspiration for the book came from his love of all the works and writings of Rod Serling.
In Written for You, Joe allows the reader to enter the maddening mind of Bob Curry, an accountant ,who is pretty sure he was told to write a book by somebody, however, nobody seems to admit to suggesting that, or ,having a desire to read the end result. Laugh along with this play, and learn why accountants should do the books, not write one.