e a u t h o r
a freelance writer and marketing consultant in San Francisco.
He routinely morphs between web journalist, tech marketer, ad
copywriter, broadcast producer, marketing teacher and award-winning
journalist and fiction writer.
is the first American-born son of scrappy Holocaust survivors.
childhood was on a chicken farm in Woodbine, N.J., and teen years
was 18 and fresh from the high school and the second Kennedy assasination
when the family moved from east to west, specifically Tucson,
and Joe started journalism at the University of Arizona. He wrote
for the Arizona Wildcat, the Tucson Free Press,
the Tucson Weekly and the Philadelphia Bulletin.
the Arizona Daily Star, he was twice nominated for the
Pulitzer Prize in journalism, first for a groundbreaking series
on the early gay rights movement, and then a Sunday feature of
long range transportation plans.
hiked canyons, started Gold Images advertising agency and taught
college marketing. Although he managed his dad's Lamp Post Motel
for a few years, you may rest fully assured that the story is
decades of lusting for San Francisco, Joe Go left his home in
Tucson, Arizona; bought some California grass. Living in the Bay
Area has surpassed the highest hopes. He is currently chairs the
San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the National Writers Union.
he bears no relation to another, better known Joe Gold, the Schwartzenegger
mentor who founded World Gym and Gold's Gym and appeared on Groucho
Marx' You Bet Your Life. Of course, that other Joe Gold
is dead, and, at last report, this one is not.
appearances and milestones
- Amazon Kindle author-restored edition goes on sale May 15, 2009,
for a measly $4.
- National Writers Union reading at San Francisco Public Library,
- TusCon science
fiction convention, Tucson, AZ, November 9-11, 2007
on Podiobooks.com complete on first anniversary of publication date,
Oct. 22, 2007
- Sonoma County
Book Festival, Santa Rosa, CA, September 15, 2007
Writers Union Delegates Assembly reading, Emerson College, Boston,
MA, August 11, 2007
and Beckett, San Francisco, July 30, 2007
- Bonanza Street
Books, Walnut Creek, CA, July 29, 2007
- Arizona Book
Festival, Phoenix, April 14, 2007
- Books Inc., Mountain
View, CA, Feb. 21, 2007
audiobook launch on Podiobooks.com, Feb. 11, 2007
- Borders Books,
Park Place Mall, Tucson, Dec. 17, 2006
Sharpe's "Back on Basin Street," KCSM 91.1 Bay Area jazz
radio, December 3, 2006
Cover Books, Phoenix, AZ November 25, 2006
science fiction convention, Tucson, AZ, November 11-12, 2006
launch Oct. 22, 2006, Borderlands Books, San Francisco
- CopperCon, Tempe,
AZ, Sept. 1-3, 2006; first public reading
- WorldCon, Anaheim,
CA Aug 24-27, 2006; prepress edition release
Minutae you need not care about
- Born in Gary,
Indiana, 1950. Escaped as an infant to New Jersey.
- Read Superman
comics on chicken coop roofs
- Saw President
Kennedy speak at Independence Hall, July 4, 1962
- Lusted 30 years
for San Francisco before arriving in 1997
- Shares a birthday
will Bill Moyers and Pancho Villa
- Watched Alan
Shepard launched as the first American in space May 5, 1961
- Robert Kennedy
died on Joe's 18th birthday
objector during Vietnam
- One of 87,000
people in the stadium the night Barack Obama accepted the Democratic
- "JoJo left
his home in Tucson, Arizona, bought some California grass," i.e.
moved to the San Francisco Bay Area May 1, 1997
- Addicted to jazz
- Favorite quote:
"You had 12 children in 14 years? I like my cigar, too, but I
take it out once in a while." —Groucho Marx
- Saw Ray Charles
- Writing another
novel or three
- Desperately hopes
we're still evolving
- Votes regularly
- Misses Kurt Vonnegut.
So it goes.
you have forged a spuiritual connection with the book, if you
are truly pissed off, or if you want to write the author just
for the halibut, drop an e-mail to Joe Gold via firstname.lastname@example.org,
go hang out at goldscribe.com
and peruse the portfolio.
for what you're waiting?
Buy, buy, buy
planet Dizurmel, purchasing four copies of The
Lamp Post Motel is considered a critical indicator of an
enlightened spirit. On other worlds, it displays sympathy for ink-stained/toner-addicted
wretches who want to be a paperback writer.
Post Motel makes a marvelous gift for anyone you want to offend.
are becoming rare. Your best bet these days is the downloadable, author-restored
Amazon Kindle version, which you can buy right
bookstore folk, order a few to tempt your customers with a little thoughtful
vulgarity. Or if you're so inclined, set up a display table
with 72 copies of The Lamp Post Motel.
Feel free to show off your exquisite taste by ordering dozens of copies
Press Distribution (spdbooks.org) and help this nonprofit support
authors and publishers with a little less clout.
© Copyright 2006-09, Joe Gold. Some rights reserved per Creative
Commons 3.0 attribution license. You may use the material here IF
you attribute it to me, and do not use it for commercial gain or