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JOE VIGLIOTTI was born in 1986 on Long Island, New York, where he was raised before moving to northern central Maryland in 1996.


He studied history, philosophy, and political science at Mount Saint Mary’s University where he graduated in 2008.


His writing -both fiction and nonfiction- has appeared in numerous publications, and he is the author of thirteen books.


His novel, Carnival Week, took second place in the young adult category of the 2011 Royal Dragonfly Awards. He is also an award-winning artist and photographer.


He is Roman Catholic, owns a chihuahua named Frankie (who serves as an objective and supportive editor), and is currently serving his second term as a city councilman through May 2021 for Taneytown, Maryland.