Host Terri Lynn Coop is pleased to serve up best-selling author Joe Clifford, live from Las Vegas, on The Blue Plate Special.
After spending the 1990s as a homeless heroin addict in San Francisco, Joe Clifford got off the streets and turned his life around. He earned his MFA from Florida International University in 2008, before returning to the Bay Area, where he currently lives with his wife and two sons. His autobiographical novel, JUNKIE LOVE, chronicles his battle with drugs and was published by Battered Suitcase (2010).
Joe Clifford is acquisitions editor for Gutter Books. His bestselling Jay Porter mystery series (Oceanview Publishing) has received rave reviews from Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and the San Francisco Chronicle, among many others. The third in the series, GIVE UP THE DEAD, released June 2017. Joe is also the editor of TROUBLE IN THE HEARTLAND: CRIME STORIES BASED ON THE SONGS OF BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN and JUST TO WATCH THEM DIE: CRIME FICTION INSPIRED BY THE SONGS OF JOHNNY CASH. Currently, Joe teaches online writing courses for LitReactor and around the country at various conferences and retreats.
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