Winter Springs, Florida, United States
Home page: http://smokeyjoemayes.blogspot.com
Award-winning writer Joseph Mayes discovered his passion for writing following a 20-year United States Air Force carreer. With more than 25-years of professional writing under his belt, Joe has honed his skills and is prepared him for the rough-and-tumble world of writing for a living.
In addition to those listed, Joe's writing credits include commercial freelance work for businesses ranging from a New York City-based athletic apparel company (Complete 360 Enterprises) to writing ad copy for local (Northwest Florida) small businesses. He is also the morning host on WTKE's "The Morning Wrap," a drive-time sports radio show.
In April 2009, Joe received the University of West Florida's Laurie O'Brien Creative Writing award (graduate nonfiction). His award-winning piece, "Life and Death," chronicles the adventures of his son, Brady, as he transitions from combat solider to college student -- and back.
Joe lives in Northwest Florida with his wife, Lisa, their daughter, and their bosses, Cocker Spaniels Toby and Molly.
Interests: Nonfiction: military, sports, human interest, and inspirational.
Fiction: legal thrillers, mystery, psychological crime stories.
Published writer: Yes