Though I read your books free from your homepage, I liked them enough to purchase them. I love to support a good author. I look forword to the third book in you Secret of New York's Caves series. The book Id Laberynth was very inspirational.
Jeff Therin Colorado
I just recently bought both your books, and I have to admit I'm impressed. If you hadn't said it I would never have know that you have never written before. Your self-help book Id Laberynth was useful. Both me and my wife are doing some of the exercises you suggested. My son has bi-polar disorder, and the charts in the back of your book has been very useful. Your other book The Secret of New York's Caves was a well written, simplistic book, my son is 11, and it was easy for him to read and he loved the story as much as we did. I look forward to your next releases.
Best Reguards, Jake & Thelma Reed
I just read Writings, Mentality, Recovery and I don't know what to say other than, SUPERB!!!!!!! It was the most meaningful and inspirational piece of work I've read to date. In each page you opened up your heart and soul for others to evaluate. For anyone who has ever had an addiction of any kind, or who has lost faith in themselves would profit immensely. Hell, it made me think about reevaluating a few things in my own life. You have a unique style and your poetry is genuine and pure. Don't be discouraged Joe, your time will come, I'm sure of it! Not too long ago, when I was feeling really rejected I wrote an article. I want to share it with you.
We Have No Choice!
Numerous sleepless nights and countless characters evolving filling a mind with images of far away places are only a few characteristics of a writer. The love of storytelling and being able to share one's unique ability and style is the ultimate dream. No amount of rejection letters from an editor or publisher can break the spirit of an aspiring writer. This want and need to communicate our thoughts and fantasies in our writing, so that others can dream through our eyes, is sometimes overwhelming. But, we'll keep dreaming and conjuring up images and weíll keep inventing mystical places and thought- provoking stories. You see, it's not our job; it's an undeniable responsibility we as writers believe, to express our God-given ability.
Itís undisputable no matter how unsuccessful a writer may be in terms of accumulating awards or merits; the ultimate feeling of accomplishment is fulfilled if their poetry, story or article invokes an opinion, or arouses an emotion in a reader.
Embrace your love for writing and continue to inspire, mystify, horrify, and romance your readerís, after all isnít that what itís all about.
By Barbara Watkins
I had bought your books this last winter, and have finally finished them (I'm a slow reader obviously) Your first book I found to be helpful. I have a son who messed up his life, and was in treatment for substance abuse. I sat down with him, with your book, and showed him what I had gotten from it. He looked as his rehab in a whole new light. He couldn't believe how simple it was to just surrender yourself to the fact that there are just some things you cannot do. He got out of rehab two months ago, and has been clean so far. He has taken up journaling following your work as a stencil. Thank you for your insight. The Secret OF The New York Caves, was very interesting. For what I understand it is your first novella. I kinda showed in how simply it was written. However, I absolutely loved the story line. You seem to have taken some common ideas and put them in a fresh new light ie. The Spirit Brothers. I look forward to your next book, please e-mail me when it is available.
John Stevens Texas
Thank you for e-mailing me the second book in your New York Caves series, I hope your publisher picks it up. I liked the first book, and the second book is even better than the first. Let me know if you get the second published. I'll add it the other two. Your self help book was quite good also. I loved the spirituality of the poetry, and your writings are definitely conservative, but it's a lot of what people think but don't say. Good luck in the future and keep in touch.