Joe Cosentino

Joe Cosentino was voted Second Place Favorite LGBT Romance author of 2015 for AN INFATUATION in Divine Magazine’s Readers’ Poll of 2015. So he tries harder. He began as an actor appearing in principal acting roles in film, television, and theatre, opposite stars such as Bruce Willis, Rosie O’Donnell, Nathan Lane, Holland Taylor, and Jason Robards. Watching him on YouTube, his students said, “You were cute when you were young.” He moved on to playwriting and directing, where his plays were published and produced in NYC, regionally, and on tour. Upon writing fiction, his mother said, “Don’t you have anything better to do than write books?” He replied, “I wonder if Shakespeare’s mother said that to him?” All’s well that ends well, as his mother, other family members, and friends love his published books. He hopes AN INFATUATION, A SHOOTING STAR, and THE NAKED PRINCE AND OTHER TALES FROM FAIRYLAND will be made into movies, so he can play Principal Ringwood, Professor Katzer, and Mortimer, bringing his career full circle. It’s all in the family since his spouse is an audio book performer. Joe received his MFA from Goddard College in Vermont, and MA from SUNY New Paltz. He is currently Head of the Department/Professor of Theatre at a college in upstate New York, where he and his spouse designed and had built an environmentally friendly home. Joe is a member of an open and affirming church, and does fundraising for GLSEN. He hopes people young and old will be infatuated with AN INFATUATION, wish upon A SHOOTING STAR, find A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, and believe in THE NAKED PRINCE AND OTHER TALES FROM FAIRYLAND. He loves to hear from readers.