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About Joe Bruno
A Vietnam veteran in the United States Navy, Joseph J. Bruno started out in the newspaper business in the mid 1970's as a sports columnist for the New York Tribune. During the 70's and 80's, Bruno was an associate editor for Boxing Illustrated and monthly contributor to Ring Magazine.In 1986-1987, Bruno wrote a sports column for the Times Herald Record in Middletown, New York.
Bruno's articles have also appeared in Penthouse Magazine, Razor Magazine, Boxing Today, Boxing World, International Boxing Digest, Referee Magazine and Inside Boxing.
Bruno was elected Vice President of the Boxing Writers of America from 1982-86, and Vice President of the International Boxing Writers from 1980-89.
In 1986, Bruno received an award for Excellence in Boxing Journalism from Ring#8, and in 1987 the Best Boxing Writer Award from the American Association For the Improvement of Boxing.
From 1997-98 Bruno was sports director and host of "In the Know With Jolting Joe" on WQSA 1220 in Sarasota, Florida.
In 2000, Bruno's first novel Angel of Death was published by iUniverse.com .
Bruno's second novel "Find Big Fat Fanny Fast" was published in 2010.
Bruno's non-fiction book "Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks, and Other Creeps - Volume 1 - New York City" was published in June 2011.
"Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks, and Other Creeps - Volume 2 - New York City" was published in December 2011.
"Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks, and Other Creeps - Volume 3 - New York City" was published in March 2012.
All three "Mobster" books are consistently ranked in the top 10 on Amazon in the genre "Gangs," and in the top 25 in the genre "Organized Crime."
"The Wrong Man: Who Ordered the Murder of Gambler Herman Rosenthal and Why" was published May 2012.
"Murder and Mayhem in the Big Apples - From the Black Hand to Murder Incorporated" was published June 2012.
"Mob Wives - Fuhgeddaboudit!" was published August 24, 2012.