Meet Joe!

Joe Perrone Jr is an author whose diverse background includes a stint as a sports writer with a prominent New Jersey newspaper, the Herald News, and several years spent freelancing as an advertising copy writer.  He has had numerous short stories published in the Mid-Atlantic Fly Fishing Guide.  In addition to his writing, he spent ten years as a professional fly fishing guide on the historic Beaverkill River in New York's Catskill Mountains.  Nearby Roscoe - "Trout Town USA" - serves as the setting for Joe's second, third, and fourth Matt Davis Mysteries, Opening Day, Twice Bitten, and Broken Promises.  Roscoe is a place to which Joe returns as often as possible to fish his favorite waters and visit with long-time friends.

In October of 2015, Joe suffered a mild stroke, which served as a real wake-up call. He underwent a complete lifestyle change, including switching to a diet that is about 90 percent vegetarian, which resulted in a weight loss of nearly 30 pounds.  Unfortunately, the stroke caused an already dicey balance system to become even worse.  As a result, Joe’s days of wade fishing his beloved Catskill trout streams with fly rod in hand may be nearing an end.  He’s still fishing, but more often than not it’s with a spinning rod (affectionately referred to as a “zip gun” by hardcore fly fishermen).  Joe still enjoys cooking, reading his Kindle, listening to music (anything but hard rock), and car trips.  He and his wife live in the shadow of Charlotte, North Carolina, in Indian Land, South Carolina. Joe welcomes comments and queries from readers via email at: He makes every effort to respond to all emails promptly. And don’t forget to follow Joe’s blog at:

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Meet Joe’s “Better Half”

Here’s Joe’s lovely wife, Becky.  She and Joe renewed their wedding vows on the occasion of their 30th wedding anniversary back in 2011.  Not bad for a couple that met and married in just over six weeks.  Who says there’s no such thing as love at first sight?   Becky retired in May of 2012, and recently finished writing her first book, a children’s historical novel, featuring a time-traveling cat, titled Wolfie: A Cat Beyond Time.  Joe’s publishing company, Escarpment Press, published the book, and it recently was awarded a prestigious Indie BRAG medallion.  An audio
book version of the book is set to debut in late December 2020, and will be available from and other audio book distributors.

Becky has many interests, including reading, writing, and watching every episode of Property Brothers on the Home and Garden TV network.  In the past, she served as the head of book reviews for the Blue Ridge Book Fest at the Blue Ridge Community College in Hendersonville, NC.  She often provides plot ideas for Joe’s Matt Davis Mystery Series, and is an invaluable part of Joe’s writing success.  She is also a breast cancer survivor of more than eleven years, and urges all women to get their annual mammogram and to support the National Breast Cancer Foundation.