|A Timeline of Joe:
1981 – Born in Vallejo, CA. Spent seven years living next door to a guy his father believed
could be the Zodiac killer.
1982 to 1994 – Lots of kid stuff happened. Friends, birthday parties, and plenty of moving
around. Lived in Arizona, Virginia, and Seattle, WA.
1995 – Won 3rd place in California State Speech Contest for his rendition of Larry Miller’s
rant on aging. Declined offer to compete in Washington D.C. due to expense.
1997 – Began writing the epic, Darren, an Arthurian sci-fi fantasy about a human resources
manager thrust into a different world where he was once a magical and villainous king.
Filled a notebook and abandoned the project once I discovered a much more time-
consuming hobby – girls.
1999 – Began college in Ellensburg, WA.
2001 – Restarted Darren. Entire 400 page novel was written over seven weeks. It is one of
potentially five books.
2002 – Wrote most of the sequel to Darren.
2003 – Took a job as editor for Manastash magazine. Published a series of poems.
2004 – Graduated.
2005 - Wrote Untitled, the story of a temp for a newspaper in the midst of large-scale layoffs.
He and his coworker pick through the bone yard of the warehouse-like empty office
building and try not to befriend many of the “walking dead.”
2006 – Began Chicks Hate Me. It’s the story of how a sixteen-year-old boy deals with newly
formed realizations on mortality and loneliness – as told by his ex-girlfriends from high
school. He strives for his first sexual experiences, runs a ridiculous campaign for class
president, and insensitively challenges the mores of his newly adopted home town.
2007 – Moved to Jersey City, NJ. Took an apartment site unseen in Journal Square.
Witnessed drug deals, drug busts, and dog fights. Soon moved to Hoboken.
2009 – Finished, rewrote, and polished Chicks Hate Me. Look for it soon in a book store
near you. Married a beautiful woman, thus proving Chicks Hate Me is not an autobiography.