E. Joe Brown

Award Winning Author

A Cowboy's Destiny
Release Date: August 23, 2022

E. Joe Brown

E. Joe Brown is an award-winning author of novels, short stories, and memoirs. His current projects include a series of historical fiction novels set in his native Oklahoma. Publication of the first book in the series is scheduled for August 2022. His memoir ‘Mickey and Me’ about meeting his hero, Mickey Mantle, is now featured in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Joe currently serves as President of New Mexico Westerners, Vice President of Southwest Writers, and is a member of Western Writers of America and Military Writers Society of America.  

He supports his love of music and performance through active membership in the International Western Music Association. He served on the organization’s board of directors for three years. In 2013, Governor Susanna Martinez appointed him a New Mexico Music Commissioner.
 
Veterans Portrait Project, Military, USAF
Photo Courtesy of
Stacy Pearsall's
Veterans Portrait Project

Joe concluded his lifetime military and civil service careers upon retirement on June 30, 2010. An exciting multi-faceted career of firsts included leading the USAF Range Instrumentation Team to aid the original NASA Space Shuttle program. His team helped create the Shuttle Worldwide Network and supported the first six missions of Space Shuttle Columbia. As the Air Force Flight Test Center Project Manager, he guided the design, construction, and implementation of the Benefield Anechoic Facility on Edwards AFB. The facility tests state-of-the-art electronic warfare systems in a secure environment. His final assignment was in direct support of the two-star Major General at Edwards AFB where he advised on strategic planning to assure future readiness to test USAF and Department of Defense weapons systems.  

An alumnus of the Oklahoma State University College of Engineering, Joe continued his engineering education during both his military and civil service careers. He completed course work at the University of Colorado, Georgia Institute of Technology, George Washington University, University of Tennessee, Chapman University, and the University of California at Los Angeles. He later completed a BS in Business Management at Phoenix University and the Executive MBA program with a Strategic Planning emphasis from Webster University.

Joe has been married to his wife Linda for over fifty years, and their sons have given them five beautiful grandchildren. 

Upcoming Appearances

Date Venue Address
Date: August 27, 2022
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Venue: Brace Books & More Address: 2205 North 14th Street
Ponca City, Oklahoma 74601
Notes: Book Launch Event: Joe will be appearing for the official launch to discuss his new novel - "A Cowboy's Destiny." He will also be signing books during this appearance. Joe's new book can be purchased at this location or bring your previously purchased copy of "A Cowboy's Destiny" to have Joe sign it for you.
Date: August 30, 2022
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Venue: Cushing Public Library Address: 215 North Steele Ave
Cushing, Oklahoma 74023
Notes: Book Release Tour: Joe will be appearing to discuss his new book - "A Cowboy's Destiny." He will also be signing books during this appearance. Joe's new book can be purchased at Amazon.com or at Barnes and Noble. Bring your copy of "A Cowboy's Destiny" to have Joe sign it for you.
Date: August 30, 2022
9:00am
Venue: KUSH 1600 AM - Radio Interview Address:
Cushing, Oklahoma
Notes: Joe will be interviewed by Molly Payne on KUSH 1600 AM Radio in Cushing, Oklahoma. You can listen live from the KUSH website. There is a "Listen Live" link on the top left of the website. Please tune in to listen to Joe speak about his new novel - "A Cowboy's Destiny" -, which is book #1 in the Kelly Can Saga.
Date: September 16, 2022
7:00pm
Venue: 101 Ranch Old Timer's Association Address:
Ponca City, Oklahoma
Notes: Joe has been invited by the Board of Directors of the 101 Ranch Old TImer's Association to attend their annual celebration and fundraiser. If you're attending this event, Joe will have an appearance table to meet readers and sign copies of "A Cowboy's Destiny." This new novel will be on sale at Joe's table or bring your previously purchased copy for Joe to sign.
Date: September 17, 2022
10:00am
Venue: Cushing High School Alumni Association Address: 116 E Broadway
Cushing, Oklahoma 74023
Notes: Book Release Tour: Joe will be appearing to discuss his new book - "A Cowboy's Destiny." He will also be signing books during this appearance. Joe's new book can be purchased at this location or bring your previously purchased copy of "A Cowboy's Destiny" to have Joe sign it for you.
Date: September 28, 2022
10:30am - 11:00am
Venue: KSJE Radio Interview Address: 90.9 FM or 103.3 FM
Farmington, New Mexico
Notes: Joe will be interviewed about his novel "A Cowboy's Destiny" for a discussion on authorship as a local New Mexico writer. You can listen to this interview on 90.9 FM or 103.3 FM.
Date: September 29, 2022
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Venue: Clovis-Carver Public Library Address: 701 N. Main Street
Clovis, New Mexico 88101
Notes: Book Release Tour: Joe will be appearing to discuss his new book - "A Cowboy's Destiny." He will also be signing books during this appearance. Joe's new book can be purchased at Amazon.com or at Barnes and Noble. Bring your copy of "A Cowboy's Destiny" to have Joe sign it for you.
Date: September 30, 2022
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Venue: Moise Memorial Library Address: 208 S. 5th Street
Santa Rosa, New Mexico 88435
Notes: Book Release Tour: Joe will be appearing to discuss his new book - "A Cowboy's Destiny." He will also be signing books during this appearance. Joe's new book can be purchased at Amazon.com or at Barnes and Noble. Bring your copy of "A Cowboy's Destiny" to have Joe sign it for you.
Date: October 1, 2022
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Venue: Fort Sumner Library Address: 300 W. Sumner Ave.
Fort Sumner, New Mexico 88119
Notes: Book Release Tour: Joe will be appearing to discuss his new book - "A Cowboy's Destiny." He will also be signing books during this appearance. Joe's new book can be purchased at Amazon.com or at Barnes and Noble. Bring your copy of "A Cowboy's Destiny" to have Joe sign it for you.
Date: October 15, 2022
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Venue: Treasure House Books & Gifts Address: 2012 S. Plaza Street NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104
Notes: Book Release Tour: Joe will be appearing to discuss his new book - "A Cowboy's Destiny." He will also be signing books during this appearance. Joe's new book can be purchased at this location or bring your previously purchased copy of "A Cowboy's Destiny" to have Joe sign it for you.
Date: November 3, 2022
7:00pm - 7:50pm
Venue: Rendezvous With A Writer Address:
Notes: Joe will be interviewed by hosts, Bobbi Jean and Jim Bell, on Rendezvous With A Writer, which airs LIVE every Thursday from 6:00-6:50 pm (PST), 7:00-7:50 pm(MST) on www.LATalkRadio.com. You can listen to the interview via the LA Talk Radio website.

Recent Appearances

Date Venue Address
Date: June 22, 2022
8:00am - 10:00pm
Venue: Western Writers of America 2022 Convention Address: 1100 5th Street South
Great Falls, Montana
Notes: THE 69th ANNUAL WWA CONVENTION Great Falls, Montana Holiday Inn June 22-25, 2022 Each year WWA holds its annual convention somewhere in the American West. Members, agents, publishers, editors, and more gather together to talk shop, learn, teach, make connections, renew friendships, and listen to music. Join us!
Date: May 25, 2022
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Venue: SouthWest Writers Address: Zoom
Notes: Speaker: Susan Katz WHY EVERY WRITER NEEDS an EDITOR Susan will tell you why it’s so important for every writer, of every level, to enlist the services of an editor. Even an editor needs an editor! Most people can’t find their own mistakes, from simple typos to major content problems. A writer can also be too close to the material to review it objectively. An editor will find the typos and grammar errors, and also ensure that the work makes sense. Did the writer change tenses all of a sudden? Are there too many flashbacks and do they help the story? Is there a better adjective than the one the writer chose? Editors will often rearrange or rewrite whole paragraphs to make them form a logical flow. They become the end-user and the audience. They’re the “fresh eyes” you need before you send it to an agent or publisher.
Date: May 14, 2022
10:00am - 12:00pm
Venue: SouthWest Writers Address: 1634 University Blvd NE or ZOOM
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131
Notes: Speaker: Kristin Owens THE PERSONAL, PERSONAL ESSAY Personal essays are more than blog posts or journal entries. Your first-person words need to provoke emotion and resonate with readers. In this presentation, learn about great openings, expressing vulnerability, and the importance of applicability. An interactive Q&A will help answer questions and motivate you to get writing!
Date: May 14, 2022
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Venue: SouthWest Writers Address: 1634 University Blvd NE or ZOOM
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131
Notes: Workshop - WRITING A PAGE TURNER With Hallie Ephron Saturday: May 14 12:30 – 2:30 pm Via Zoom SWW members: $20 ♦ Non-members: $30 A page turner keeps readers up nights turning pages, vowing to read “just one more chapter” and one more after that. This workshop examines what writers can bake into their novels to make that happen. The workshop will be packed with tips and tricks for capturing the reader’s attention, hooking the reader with scene structure, building characters that make the reader care, infusing the story with suspense and action, and building momentum while leaving room to grow.
Date: April 27, 2022
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Venue: SouthWest Writers Address: Zoom
Notes: Speaker: Ellen Meeropol EVIL CHARACTERS WE LOVE to HATE Novels and stories often demand a villain. Evil characters help create conflict and tension; they make it harder for other characters to get what they need. In addition, fully developed bad guys can deepen the novel by exploring the nature of evil in our world. This program looks at strategies to write evil characters that both frighten us and reflect something of our own imperfect humanity.
Date: April 9, 2022
10:00am - 12:00am
Venue: SouthWest Writers Address: 1634 University Blvd NE or ZOOM
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131
Notes: Speaker: Jonathan Miller HOW to TURN YOUR LIFE into a NOVEL Everyone has a story to tell. Especially you. This program will focus on how to take your everyday experiences and turn them into a novel that will be interesting to the wider world. No matter what you do, or the genre in which you write, you can get published somehow, somewhere. As Jonathan is also a lawyer, he will briefly discuss how to avoid getting sued.
Date: April 9, 2022
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Venue: SouthWest Writers Address: 1634 University Blvd NE or ZOOM
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131
Notes: Workshop - CREATING THREE-DIMENSIONAL CHARACTERS With Melody Groves Saturday: April 9 12:30 – 2:30 pm In Person & Zoom SWW members: $20 ♦ Non-members: $30 The use of a character sheet is invaluable when molding and shaping characters. This allows the writer to truly understand what makes each person on the page tick. We’ll go over that tool and construct dialogue appropriate for each character.
Date: March 23, 2022
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Venue: SouthWest Writers Address: Zoom
Notes: Speaker: Nancy Rubin Stuart USING FICTION TECHNIQUES to SHAPE NONFICTION “Using Fiction Techniques to Shape Nonfiction” explains how the narrative and descriptive skills often associated with fiction helped shape Nancy’s latest work, POOR RICHARD’S WOMEN: Deborah Read Franklin and the Other Women Behind the Founding Father. In this presentation, Nancy will review the challenges she faced while attempting to shape historical nonfiction material into a compelling but factual story. Among the questions she will address in this session are choosing themes, creating a narrative arc, engaging character descriptions, back story, setting, and the unique challenges they presented to her and the reader. A Q&A will follow Nancy’s talk.
Date: March 12, 2022
10:00am - 12:00pm
Venue: SouthWest Writers Address: Zoom
Notes: Workshop With Lauren Wolk ATTEND VIA ZOOM SWW Members $20 Non-members $30 Keeping Your Eye on the Prose (not the press) Lauren Wolk will focus on writing that engages readers of any age—especially elements such as figurative language, settings that act as characters, point of view, character development, and pacing—and provide opportunities for participants to write to prompts and share their work. The emphasis will be on the work, not the reward. SouthWestWriters.com