PRLog - July 24, 2014 - BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Meet Award Winning (and incredibly inspiring) author, Joe Corso. Joe began writing books only a few years ago, at the age of 75.
Lafitte's Treasure, Are You Ready?
Joe Corso has been one of my favorite clients to work with. Not only is he an excellent writer, easy to get along with, and a very likable guy, but his accomplishments send us a very important message that anyone can learn from and ultimately live by. Whether you're 18 or 78, it's never too late to go for your goals and follow your passion. Joe Corso has done it, and he's done it exceptionally well at the age of 78. This shows that anyone can follow their passion, regardless of their life circumstances.
Joe shared his story in an online interview on how he began his writing career. When asked if he would have done anything differently as far as writing and publishing go, his response was, "If I had to do it all over again I would have started writing a half a century ago".
Joe hasn't just written one book, he's gone all out. He's shown the true drive and diligence that he's always seemed to live with, even in his younger years. Joe served in the United States Army before he became a firefighter with the FDNY. It's clear that he strives to succeed and finish any task that he ventures on, and age isn't getting in his way!
"I grew up in Queens, New York and I started writing late in life with the intention of helping my grandchildren pay for their college education. I found to my surprise that I could tell a good story which resulted in my completing 15 books and 9 short stories including my popular 'ENGINE 24 FIRE STORIES' trilogy. LAFITTE'S TREASURE has just been published and it is receiving great reviews."
Lafitte's Treasure will be free to download on a promotion from Friday 7/25 to Sunday 7/27. You can grab your free copy on Amazon. You can read this new release from your tablet, smartphone, laptop or any device that has an internet connection.
To grab your free copy of Lafitte's Treasure, visit Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/
To learn more about Joe and his adventure, visit www.corsobooks.com
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 as a Eric Hoffer MONTAINGE MEDAL FINALIST. It also won the 2014 (NIEA) National Indie Excellence Awards FINALIST in the CRIME-FICTION CATEGORY.
THE LONE JACK KID won 'FINALIST' in the 2013 Readers Favorite in the 'WESTERN' category.
My short story 'FIRE: BOX 598' won the BRONZE in the 2013 Readers Favorite contest in the 'HISTORICAL NON FICTION category'.