Joe Perrone Jr.

I was a sportswriter for the Passaic-Clifton, NJ, Herald News, as well as a freelance advertising copywriter.  I am the author of two novels: As the Twig is Bent, a mystery thriller, andEscaping Innocence (A Story of Awakening), a coming-of-age novel set in the turbulent ‘60s.  In addition, I co-authored (with Manny Luftglass)Gone Fishin’ with Kids (How to Take Your Kid Fishing and Still be Friends)and recently publishedA “Real” Man’s Guide to Divorce (First, you bend over and…).  I was a professional fly-fishing guide in the Catskill Mountains of New York, and has had several fly-fishing short stories published in the Mid Atlantic Fly Fishing Guide.  I recently finished a second mystery, a follow up toAs the Twig is Bent, entitled Opening Day,which is set in Roscoe, NY, where I was a guide.  It is the second in what is now the Matt Davis Mystery Series.

Presently, I live in Western North Carolina with my wife, Becky, and the our two cats, Callie and Cassie. All three of my books are available in paperback and in Kindle Books from  The two novels are also available in large print. Gone Fishin’ With Kids (How to Take Your Kid Fishing and Still be Friends)is published by Gone Fishin’ Enterprises in Annandale, NJ, and is also available on  I welcome comments and questions from other authors and readers.  I can be reached at:

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