The Works of Joe Campolo Jr.

Welcome to Joe’s website!

Joe enjoys holding book signings at many different venues (seen here at The Pollard Gallery in Kenosha, Wisconsin)

To my Chinese guests; 歡迎 (fòonying),  To my Filipino guests; Mabuhay,

To my Ojibwe guests; Boozhoo

To my German guests; willkommen,  To My Iranian guests; Khosh Amadid

To my Vietnamese guests; chào mừng, To my Italian guests; Benvenuti

To my Ukrainian guests; Прошу, To my Russian guests; Добро пожаловать

To my French guests: Bienvenue, To my Turkish guests; hosh gel-din-iz

To my Spanish guests: Bienvenido, To my Indian guests; (நல்வரவு).

To my Swedish guests: Välkommen, To my Korean guests; 천만에요,

To my Polish guests; Witamy, To my Japanese guests; いらっしゃりませ,

To my Thai guests; ยินดีต้อนรับ, To my Portuguese guests; Bem-vindo

 To my Jewish guests; בברכה


Take some time and enjoy Joe’s website

On his books page you will find information about his three award winning books, along with reviews. Check out his event schedule and see if there are any you may wish to attend. Enjoy some of his photos and check out his public speaking page. You will probably find some of Joe’s links interesting as well. And check out the many interesting articles on Joe’s blog.

Who is Joe Campolo Jr.?

Joe Campolo Jr. is an award winning author, poet and public speaker. He is known for his three award winning books The Kansas NCO, Back to the World, and his most recent publication Three Wars. A United States Air Force Vietnam War veteran, Joe belongs to the VFW, The American Legion, the Kenosha Area Vietnam Vets (KAVV), and Vietnam Vets of America (VVA).

Joe started writing at an early age, penning fantasies inspired by Jack O Brien, Twain, and others. He wrote several articles for military newspapers while serving in the Air Force. Joe holds an Associate Degree in Engineering and a Bachelor’s Degree in business with a minor in history. Joe had a rewarding career in engineering and procurement, traveling the world on many interesting projects, writing many papers and articles for company reports and news letters.

Joe’s interests are very diverse; he played two musical instruments in his youth and holds a yellow belt in Taekwondo.

There are three rules for writing a novel, unfortunately nobody knows what they are. ~W. Somerset Maugham


At the encouragement of his late mother, Joe started writing books and short stories. His short stories, often humorous, cover many topics and many are on this websites blog. Joe is a feature writer for the Military Writer’s Society of America (MWSA); many of Joe’s short stories have reached publication there and in other magazines and newspapers as well.

As a Veteran mentor, Joe recently completed one year of service on a local Veteran’s Drug Treatment Court.

Joe is a member of several Veteran’s Facebook groups, and busy though he is, serves as an administrator on two of them.



Joe’s Books

Joe’s first published book The Kansas NCO is a historical novel about a black market operation during the Vietnam War. The award winning book was hugely popular and, at the request of his readers, he wrote his second published book Back To The World, the sequel to The Kansas NCO. Back To The World has been extremely popular also, Three Wars is now out and also very popular. Three Wars is a prequel that takes us back to World War Two.



Joe lives in Kenosha, Wisconsin with his wife Ann. Joe and Ann have two children and two grandchildren. Joe enjoys traveling, fishing, spending time with his family and writing.

All three of Joe’s books have caught the attention of film producers and may hit the big screen at some point in the future. Grab a copy now!




The Authors' Zone 2016 award winnerWhere to Purchase the Kansas NCO Trilogy Books

Joe’s books can be purchased on Amazon and many other on-line book sellers. For an autographed copy, contact Joe via email through the contact page or through Facebook. Pick up a copy of Joe’s books and find out why so many people are talking about them.

Purchase Joe Campolo’s books on Amazon

Joe’s fourth book looks to be another winner!

Joe’s website averages fifty thousand hits a month; if you have a worthy cause (not for profit) and would like your link on Joe’s website, send an email through the contact page, (thank you for all of the amazing emails he has received). 

If you have a comment or question for me, send an email through the contact page. You can also comment on individual blog stories through the individual blog page.

Thanks for visiting my website.   ~ Joe

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