Joe came to the United States from Southern Ontario, Canada in 1996, and has lived in (or near) Toronto, Detroit, Denver and Seattle. He currently makes his home in the Pacific Northwest, with his wife and two young children. He earns his living as a software developer and writer near Seattle.
- Member of the Pacific Northwest Writer’s Association since February 2009
- 2011 – First Place, Write In the Valley Short Story Contest for Night at the Library
- Bernard Cornwell
- John Scalzi
- SM Stirling
- Stephen King
- Dan Simmons
- John Grisham.
- Hyperion Series by Dan Simmons
- The Change Series by SM Stirling
- Lost in the Barrens by Farley Mowat
- The Thursday Next Series by Jasper Fforde
- Horatio Hornblower by C.S. Forrester
- The Richard Sharpe Series by Bernard Cornwell
- The Summer Tree Trilogy by Guy Gavriel Kay
- The Jack Ryan Series by Tom Clancy
- The Dark Tower Series by Stephen King
When not writing or reading or working, he likes to play cards and board games with his kids, and to watch Detroit Tigers baseball.