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Joe Fisher’s work has earned praise from Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, The Library Journal, The Miami Herald and the New England Journal of Medicine among others.

Joe and Killer Among Us were recently featured in the A&E series “The Killing Season”.

Rusty the Forgotten Fire EngineNOW AVAILABLE

Book 1 in the The Adventures of Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine Series

Ages 4-8

Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine (Book 1, in a three-part series) tells the story of a fire engine and the fireman and boy who love him. It is a lighthearted and multi-layered story, richly told, that will appeal to children and adults alike.

Whimsical illustrations create an air of fantasy, drawing children into Rusty’s world while stimulating their imaginations as they follow Rusty’s journey from hero to outcast and back again.

The surprise ending brings the tale to a heart-warming and satisfying conclusion that reveals all things have hidden value that is waiting to be released. Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine is a classic story of love, loss, transformation and redemption.

“…the ups and downs of an anthropomorphic fire engine
are sympathetically portrayed.” — Kirkus Reviews

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Books By Joe

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

NONFICTION ADULT BOOKS

The Adventures of Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine

A Three-Book Children’s Series


When the Mayor Himself decides the town of Someport-by-the Sea needs a new fire engine the Fire Chief picks a shiny, bright red one that has all the latest tools needed to put out fires. The new fire engine is the joy of the children in town and the pride of the firemen and townspeople alike. However, after many years the fire engine becomes old and worn until everyone begins to laugh and call it Rusty. Rusty is ignored and forgotten. Then during the 4th of July parade in a dry, scotching summer like no other Rusty saves the day in a most surprising and unusual way.

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Ospreys in the Outfield

In Production – Coming Soon


Ophelia and her mate Oliver fly over Sanibel trying to find a place to nest. After several false starts, they think they have found the perfect spot – the lights around the athletic field next to Sanibel Elementary School. Perfect that is until Little League season begins when yelling boys and girls invade their new home.  If that were not bad enough errant hits threaten their new nest and young brood.  Fed up Oliver takes matters into his own talons, grabs a ball midflight and takes it back to the nest. What happens next just proves it takes a village to hatch a baseball.

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Killer Among Us

Featured in the A&E series “The Killing Season”


What effects does the presence of a serial killer have on the collective health of a community? What strategies do people adopt to manage the fear and anxiety that accompany news of a serial killer’s predations? And why do citizens and the media respond as they do to serial killers, who usually account for only a small portion of the homicides in the communities in which they are active?

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The Next Breath: New Life After Near Death

Offers a new perspective on the Near Death Experience (NDE) and Death and Dying literatures


Every year millions of people suffer acute medical emergencies that nearly take their lives. Millions more have accidents that bring them, without warning, to the edge of existence. Whatever the cause these people share a common task – to rebuild their lives after having faced their own mortality in an unprepared moment.

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Joe is available to speak, or do book readings. Get in touch with any questions or comments below!

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