Meet Joe

Hi, I’m Joe. Hmmm, where should I start? Well, I was born in Los Angeles, California and lived there before moving with my family to Madera County, California where we lived in the towns of Coarsegold and Oakhurst respectively until my family moved to Mt. Pleasant, Sanpete County, Utah. The first time I lived in Utah, I was here until 1993 when I finally left the nest to serve in the Navy. For the next five years, I lived in Illinois, Massachusetts, Florida, Panama and Maine where I was discharged in 1998. I then came back to Utah where I spent a few years in Ogden—where I found my best four-legged friend, Philip (RIP 1998–2013)—before going back to Sanpete County for a while and then moving to Salt Lake City where I met the love of my life and got married.

My family has been spread all over the country and then some. From Southern California to New England and “across the pond” in Europe and Asia! I have eight siblings and some sibs-in-law sprinkled in for good measure.

I have been a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 1983 and I’m happy sharing my testimony of the Gospel with friends and strangers alike, but only if they’re interested. I’m not one to wear my religion on my sleeve.

I've been writing since I was about eleven years old. Fiction in the form of short stories, novels and screenplays. Nonfiction in the form of essays, talks and news articles and I’ve never stopped. I have been an Apple enthusiast since the dark time of the mid-to-late 90s and use Macs and my iPad for writing.

I am also a Filmmaker and I founded a non profit organization called the Utah Filmmakers™ Association.

I hope that you enjoy your visit to my little corner of the “InterWeb.” Questions, comments and critique are all welcome.

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