More About the Author
As a life long Farmington Valley Connecticut resident, I began writing at an early age. I joined the United States Air Force during the Vietnam era. I served three out of the four years in SAC working on the B-52. After the service I began my career in the quality-manufacturing arena. This included NASA projects, like the Apollo guidance package with gyro systems, Space Shuttle Starlab mission with Infrared Camera Assembly, satellite programs, Multiple Launch Rocket Systems. Worked in the aircraft industry, P&W, GE, Boeing, Rolls Royce, and Hughes. Plus with government oversight, including Air Force, Army, and NASA disciplines. I retired from the Quality discipline while working in the manufacturing arena.
Contributed one titled "Marketing Bliss in The Published Author's Guide to Promotion" carrying the subtitle, Marketing Tips by Published Authors.
"Reflection of a Modern Day", was featured in the winter 2008 issue of The Litchfield Literary Review. Five Magazines, Six anthologies. Joe's website: www.authorsden.com/joevojt
Three Editor's Preference Awards of Excellence, Two Accomplishments of Merit, One Fiction Merit, One Honorable Mention - Fiction, One Honorable Mention - Nonfiction
Radio interview "Meet the Author" by Harry L. Rinker (wxci.org) covered Wings of Air.
The Mary Jones Show. This radio program was on four stations in Connecticut.
I was a guest on the half-hour TV program, The Book Authority with Brian Jud, which covered an audience of 200,000 in central Connecticut. The program ran six times. His appearance was quoted, "they really liked his presentation."
Three local newspapers, the Farmington Life, Farmington Valley Post, and The Valley Press had articles regarding his writing.
Guest speaker at CAPA Southwest Chapter August 2010 on How to Write Science Fiction
Member of the Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association. I was a past board member and newsletter editor for The Authority.
Wrote articles the following in The Authority (CAPA),
The Challenge, The Dreaded Synopsis, Why the Craft of Writing Has Meaning, The Dreaded Screenplay Treatment, Random Notes on the Craft of Writing (Part I & II), Editing the Dreaded First Draft.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Central Connecticut State University, and Waterbury State Technical College.
Joe's Favorite Authors
Douglas Preston, Lee Child, Clive Cussler, Michael Connelly, Christopher Reich, Steve Berry, Sandra Brown, James Patterson, David Baldacci, Dale Brown, Dan Brown,.Frank Herbert, Joseph Conrad, Franz Kafka, Ernest Hemingway, Arthur Miller, Charles Dickens, Leo Tolstoy, Boris Pasternak and Eugene O'Neill.