Joe Porrazzo


Joe Porrazzo grew up in Peabody and Lynn, Mass., attending Bishop Fenwick High School and graduating from Lynn English High School. If he wasn't outside playing sports, he could be found inside devouring books from The Hardy Boys mysteries, Stephen King, John Grisham, Tom Clancy, Robert Ludlum and many more favorite authors.

As a retired Air Force officer, Porrazzo served 25 years on active duty serving on the Headquarters Strategic Air Command staff during Operation Desert Storm and deploying for Operation Southern Watch. He also served during Operation Enduring Freedom and the ongoing Global War on Terror.

After completing his master's degree from Central Michigan University, Porrazzo was selected as the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Commandant of Cadets and Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies at the University of New Hampshire, followed by his selection for a key AFROTC Headquarters position. The tour at UNH working with cadets and future officers was the catalyst to his first novel, "Solemnly Swear."

His latest book is "Deliberate Deception," which won top honors in the PSWA Writing Competition and was selected as a finalist for a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Medal by the Military Writers Society of America. 

He now resides in Tucson, Ariz. where he is working hard on his third novel in the Alex Porter trilogy, "Revenge Resurrected." If he's not writing, you can still catch him reading.


Books:
Deliberate Deception
Mystery / Thrillers
Porter House Press
November 2018
ISBN 9780578422626
406 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

Things are heating up in Tucson, Arizona. People aren't winning...they're dying! A greedy corporation rigs a multi-million dollar raffle. More/less

Solemnly Swear
Mystery / Thrillers
Porter House Press (2d Ed.)
December 2018
ISBN 9781791504182
302 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

After a career of excitement and danger, former U.S. Air Force special agent Alex Porter retires and looks forward to leading a quiet and simple civilian life. More/less

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