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Joe Wocoski


Biography

in 2016, 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.

I finished up both the King James New Testament for protestants and the Catholic Bible word search series in 2017. In 2018 I plan to finish the King James Old Testament Word Search series, and have some new word search books coming out in 2018.

I started writing down my short stories in 2015 and in 2016 won the Little Tokyo Short Story contest. I continue to enter my draft flash fiction at the weekly Indies Unlimited competition.

In 2015, I started writing my short Sci-fi stories when I participated in the Indies Unlimited weekly 250 word flash fiction writing challenge. I find visual writing prompts really help me while writing short stories. I believe learning to write short stories is the first step to writing longer longer works, and hope it will aid me in developing chapters for novel writing.

In 2016, under the name JB Wocoski, I self-published on amazon my 1st science fiction and fantasy short story book The Last Master of GO and other Strange Tales. I recently published my 2nd book of Short Stories Dead Man’s Shift and am currently working on my 3rd short story book Devil’s Cauldron in the series to be published in 2018. I decided to call my Sci-fi horror short story series Deadwood Chronicles.

November 2017, I am participating in NaNoWriMo, it is my first attempt at writing a novel. Everyone tells me that I should write a novel, so I decided to enter this years Write a Novel in a Month Challenge. I am not sure what I will come up with, but I am hoping that it will be entertaining enough to publish for you to read. I am curious to find out what I will come up with. I will be posting my weekly status on my blog.

Early Years

I was born in Connecticut, which is half way between Boston and New York. My family lived in Central Connecticut, with their roots in Southern New England. we 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. Growing up I enjoyed the Hartford Courant’s weekly crossword puzzles, word searches, and cryptograms in the daily and Sunday papers.

Career

I spent the 1970’s working my way through college and graduate school, as a machinist and draftsman, and 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, worked for a corporate training center for about 4 1/2 years, as a Curriculum Developer and writer. While there, producing training manuals and Computer Based Training Products. The last year and a half that there I was in charge of a North Haven Technical Training Center.

In the mid 90’s, we moved to the Washington DC Metro area, and worked in Software & Network Development.  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 NIST Baldrige Program is to improve business processes within organizations and to encourage positive, ethical, professional management in the American Business community. I endorse and highly encourage all Service, Health Care and Educational Organizations to participate in the this program. I am now retired from this Process Improvement and Quality Assurance Management career, and write word search books and short stories. This November, with NaNoWriMo, I am working on my first novel.

Bible Word Search Books

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

How my Bible Word Search Fun book series started … Well a week or two went by when my friend again approached me and asked for a “Bigger Favor” for her Mom. Her Mom was wondering if I could do a word search book based on the Bible? Well, I 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.

I started out publishing one book a month between the two series of the Old and New Testaments and Large Print versions too. I finished the King James Versions of the 8 book “New Testament Word Search Books” series in 2016, and completed 17 book “Old Testament Word Search Books” series in 2017. I will be finishing the Old Testament series in 2018.

In 2016 a Catholic Friend asked me to create a Catholic Word Search Book series. So to keep the Catholic series separate from the 2 KJV series, I started the 8 book “Catholic Bible Word Search Books” series by Job Wocoski, and completed it in October 2017. Now catholics, protestants, Baptists, Lutherans, United Methodist, and all other Christian denominations can enjoy and share the Bible in this fun way.

Shakespeare Word Search & Game Books

I love reading Shakespeare’s sonnets and doing word search games. In 2013, I appeared in an article in the Frederick Post “Ciphering Shakespeare’s sonnets“. I combined my 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. My reasoning is that they are really good and he wants people to have fun with them. I began the project about 10 years ago, in my 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)

Deadwood Chronicles series

Book 1. Last Master of Go and Book 2. Dead Man’s Shift

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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

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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