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Joe Wocoski


Amazon Author Ranking Update

The Author Rankings bounce up and down hourly and do vary, so please think of this as a brief snapshot in time:

December 12, 2014 compared to All Other  Authors on Amazon, my books briefly broke through #20,000 to hit 19,992 out of 800,000 Authors = Top 2.5%

On August 28, 2015 in my main category Religion & Spirituality,  my books briefly broke through #4,000 to hit 3,300 out of 50,000 Authors = Top 7%

and in particular my “Large Print New Testament Word Search Fun! Book 1: Gospel of Matthew hit  #473 in Books > Large Print > Religion & Spirituality.

I thank all of you very much for making my books a success in 2015, especially those who have Large Print needs and want to continue to enjoy the Bible.

Sincerely,

Joe

Biography

Joe retired and is now a full time author. As an author, he is best known for his different word search book series based on the King James Bible and the Catholic Vulgate Bible  and Shakespeare  Sonnet Foolery. Joe started writing down his short stories in 2015 and in April 2016, he won the Little Tokyo Short Story contest. In 2016, Joe published his 1st science fiction and fantasy short story book “The Last Master of GO and other Strange Tales” by JB Wocoski. Joe is currently working on his 2nd short story book to be published later this year, 2017.

Early Years

Joe was born in Connecticut, which is half way between Boston and New York. His family lived in Central Connecticut, with their roots in Southern New England. He would spend his summers in the heavily wooded lake region of north eastern Connecticut, in the Woodstock area, half way between Putnam and Sturbridge Massachusetts.

He graduated from Penney High School in East Hartford, Connecticut, the University of Connecticut (BA) and the Barney School of Business, University of Hartford (MBA). He grew up doing the Hartford Courant crossword puzzles, word searches, and cryptograms in the daily and Sunday papers.

Career

Joe worked his way through college and graduate school, as a machinist and draftsman. He was always mathematically inclined, especially with Trigonometry and Statistical Process Control. He was employed in the family aerospace manufacturing business from 1969 until 1987. When he left and joined a CNC Manufacturer as a Regional Sales Representative selling computer numerical controls (CNCs) and measuring devices for about three years. Next, he worked for a corporate training center for about 4 1/2 years, as a Curriculum Developer and writer. While there, he produced training manuals and Computer Based Training Products. The last year and a half that he worked there he was in charge of a North Haven Technical Training Center.

In the mid 90’s, Joe moved his family to the Washington DC Metro area, and worked in Software & Network Development. He is now employed as a Process Improvement and Quality Assurance Manager in the Washington DC Metro area. He is a PMI Project Management Professional with his PMI-PMP certification in good standing.

2013-14 he volunteered as a Baldrige Examiner, he feels that the volunteer work he did for NIST as a Baldrige Examiner was one of the best ways he could give back to the Project Management Profession. The goal of the Baldrige Award is to improve business processes within organizations and to encourage positive, ethical, professional management in the American Business community. He endorses and highly encourages Service, Health Care & Educational Organizations to participate in the this program.

Bible Word Search Books

Why Joe publishes his books in paperback and Large print: God works in strange ways, or serendipity: When Joe had finished the first Shakespeare Sonnet Word Search book, in 2013, a friend of his asked him if he could publish his books as large print books for her Mom? He thought it was a good idea, and found out he could … so he did. One month later, he gave her the first copy and thanked her. She said, her Mom would be so happy, and she thanked him.

How his Bible Word Search Fun book series started … Well a week or two went by when his friend again approached him and asked him for a “Bigger Favor” for her Mom. Her Mom was wondering if he could do a word search book based on the Bible? Well, he thought about it and finally figured out how and what seemed an easy task took far longer than seven days, more like seven months to get the first book in the New Testament Word Search Books series published. His goal is to publish one book a month between the two series of the Old and New Testaments and Large Print versions too. Even though this is a lot of work for him in his spare time because he works full time, somehow with the grace of God, he seems to be doing it. Joe finished the King James Versions of the 8 book “New Testament Word Search Books” series in 2016, and has almost completed the 23 book “Old Testament Word Search Books” series.

In 2016 a Catholic Friend asked if Joe could create a Catholic Word Search Book series. So to keep the Catholic series separate from the 2 KJV series, Joe started the 8 book “Catholic Bible Word Search Books” series by Job Wocoski.

Shakespeare Word Search & Game Books

Joe Wocoski loves reading Shakespeare’s sonnets and doing word search games. In 2013, Joe appeared in an article in the Frederick Post “Ciphering Shakespeare’s sonnets“. He combined his two loves to write the five word game book series “Shakespeare sonnet Word Game Foolery” based on Shakespeare’s 154 sonnets. In school, teens suffer as teachers try to teach them how to read the sonnets, rather than letting them have fun with them. Joe’s reasoning is that they are really good and he wants people to have fun with them. He began the project about 10 years ago, in his spare time, usually late at night.

Each book contains 150 sonnets with five different types of word search, word scrambles, codes and cryptogram word games in each game, to challenge your mind. The first book, “Shakespeare Sonnet Word Games First Foolery,” came out March 1 2013 and the second, “Shakespeare Sonnet Word Games Second Foolery,” two days later. All five books in the series are now complete and available in paperback and large print.

 Bibliography

(over 80 books to choose from)

Short Story Books (click here to order from Amazon)

Last Master of Go

Poetry (click here to order from Amazon)

Cluck-a-Din and Other Fowl Poetry

Our Seasons of Ardent Love

Snowed in by a Warm Fire

Adventures in DC Land

Caught in the Eye of Everything

Illustrated Children’s Book

The Big Burp Theory of the Universe  (click here to order from Amazon, Audible or iTunes )

Available in: Audiobook, Kindle, Paperback, or Large Print.

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Discover the Roots of American Democracy (click here to order from Amazon)

US Constitution Word Search Fun!

Large Print US Constitution Word Search Fun!

8 Book King James New Testament Word Search Books series  (click here to order from Amazon)

New Testament Word Search Fun! Book 1: Gospels of Matthew, Book 2: Gospels of Mark, Book 3: Gospels of Luke, Book 4 Gospels of John, Book 5 Acts of the Apostles, Book 6: Romans and Corinthians, Book 7: Galatians I to Hebrews IX, Book 8: Book of Revelation.

8 Book Catholic Bible Word Search Books series  (click here to order from Amazon)

Catholic Bible Word Search Fun! Book 1: Gospels of Matthew, Book 2: Gospels of Mark, Book 3: Gospels of Luke, Book 4 Gospels of John, Book 5 Acts of the Apostles, Book 6: Romans and Corinthians, Book 7: Galatians I to Hebrews IX, Book 8: Book of Revelation

8 book Large Print King James New Testament Word Search series   (click here to order from Amazon)

Large Print New Testament Word Search Fun! Book 1: Gospels of Matthew, Book 2: Gospels of Mark, Book 3: Gospels of Luke, Book 4 Gospels of John, Book 5 Acts of the Apostles, Book 6: Romans and Corinthians, Book 7: Galatians I to Hebrews IX, Book 8: Book of Revelation.

8 book Large Print Catholic Bible Word Search series   (click here to order from Amazon)

Large Print Catholic Bible Word Search Fun! Book 1: Gospels of Matthew, Book 2: Gospels of Mark, Book 3: Gospels of Luke, Book 4 Gospels of John, Book 5 Acts of the Apostles, Book 6: Romans and Corinthians, Book 7: Galatians I to Hebrews IX, Book 8: Book of Revelation.

23 book King James Old Testament Word Search Book series  (click here to order from Amazon)

Old Testament Word Search Fun! Book 1: Book of Genesis Chapters 1-27,  Book 2: Book of Genesis Chapters 28-50, Book 3: Book of Exodus, Book 4: Book of Leviticus, Book 5: Book of Numbers, Book 6: Book of Deuteronomy, Book 7: Book of Joshua, Book 8: Book of Judges, Book 9: Samuel Book I, Book 10: Samuel Book II, Book 11: Book of Kings I, Book 12: Book of Kings II, Book 13: Book of Chronicles I, Book of Chronicles II, Ezra Nehemiah Ester Ecclesiastes Song of Solomon, Book 16: Job,

Coming in 2017 & 2018: Book 17 , Book 18, Book 19, Book 20, Book 21, Book 22, and Book 23

23 book King James Large Print Old Testament Word Search Book series  (click here to order from Amazon)

Old Testament Word Search Fun! Book 1: Book of Genesis Chapters 1-27,  Book 2: Book of Genesis Chapters 28-50, Book 3: Book of Exodus, Book 4: Book of Leviticus, Book 5: Book of Numbers, Book 6: Book of Deuteronomy, Book 7: Book of Joshua, Book 8: Book of Judges, Book 9: Samuel Book I, Book 10: Samuel Book II, Book 11: Book of Kings I, Book 12: Book of Kings II, Book 13: Book of Chronicles I, Book of Chronicles II, Ezra Nehemiah Ester Ecclesiastes Song of Solomon, Book 16: Job,

Coming in 2017 & 2018: Book 17 , Book 18, Book 19, Book 20, Book 21, Book 22, and Book 23

1 Shakespeare Sonnet Word Search & 5 Cryptogram Game Books 

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Shakespeare Sonnet Word Search Fun!

Shakespeare Sonnet Word Game First Foolery

Shakespeare Sonnet Word Games Second Foolery

Shakespeare Sonnet Word Games Third Foolery

Shakespeare Sonnet Word Game Fourth Foolery

Shakespeare Sonnet Word Game Fifth Foolery

6 Large Print: 1 Shakespeare Sonnet Word Search & 5 Cryptogram Game Books 

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Large Print Shakespeare Sonnet Word Search Fun!

Large Print Shakespeare Sonnet Word Game First Foolery

Large Print Shakespeare Sonnet Word Game Second Foolery

Large Print Shakespeare Sonnet Word Game Fourth Foolery

Large Print Shakespeare Sonnet Word Game Fifth Foolery

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