Joe Rover


One day while on a field trip, I was bitten by a radioactive writer. Thus, I was granted the proportional imagination and typing speed of a writer. I also found that I could stick notes to walls and developed an early warning “grammar sense.” Eventually, I learned that with great action verbs comes great sentences. From that day forward, I was The Somewhat Impressive Writer-Man!

But really…
Joe Rover is the pen name of an author who spends his time writing many family-friendly fictional stories. “Joe” has been a journalist, computer programmer, photographer, and graphic designer. He is currently studying digital animation and business.
He has won many awards, such as the "Magic Holiday Thrills" contest and the "Write to Rank" Orange Belt round.

Smashwords Interview

What is your e-reading device of choice?
The Nook. It was my first e-reader and it was the first time I could buy and read books from a “big name” bookstore like Barnes & Noble. I used to have to wait months or years until the books filtered down to the local stores (sometimes the local store never got the copy). Usually by that time, everyone had read the book and I was left out of the conversations.
How did you come up with the pen name “Joe Rover”?
Who says that’s my pen name? I’m kidding...or am I?
First, I wanted it to seem like it was the character who was writing the stories—make it seem like it was a memoir or journal. Second, since the character is a superhero that is half human half dog, I wanted the name to have a common human name and a common dog name to give it that “Average Joe” feeling. So it was Joe and Rover. Third, in the beginning Joe’s family owned a restaurant and so there was a joke about “Eat at Joe’s.” Also in one of his first adventures (like in pre-rough draft days), Joe is shrunk and eventually at the end of the story ends up in his friend’s drink while trying to get his attention. He’s friend spots him and says, “Oh look, it’s a cup of Joe.”
For awhile, it was the full name Joel Tobias Rover, but I figured that was too formal sounding (and long to say). I thought about JT Rover, like some other authors do, but it kind of lost that “Average Joe” sound to it. So I ended with Joe Rover.
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Revenge (Dogboy Reborn, #2)
Series: Dogboy Reborn. Pre-release—available July 31, 2018. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,690. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Shock. That was what Joe felt when he was told his friend was arrested for murder and sabotage. Following the recent space travel cruise ship sabotage, Brain becomes the prime suspect. Joe must dig deep to uncover the truth. But will the truth destroy him?
Alliance (Life of Ace Journeyman, #2)
Series: The Life of Ace Journeyman. Price: $2.99 $1.50 USD. (50% off!) Words: 24,000. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Adventure » General
Just as Ace meets someone who knew his father, trouble brews. A rash of missing persons halts his investigation and clues point to the newcomer being involved. Can Ace navigate a maze of secrets and hidden agendas to uncover who he can trust and rescue the missing townspeople?
Rebels (Wizard of New Town, #2)
Series: Wizard of New Town. Price: $0.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 19,570. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Max is still lost in New Town, the amalgam of the modern world and the ancient world. He’s told he’s the one to set things right. But he knows he’s no hero; he just wants to go home. Can Max find his courage in time to save the town from invasion?
Not So Secret Origins
Series: Box Sets. Price: Free! Words: 30,370. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This “box set” book contains the teaser stories from the Wizard of New Town, Life of Ace Journeyman, and Dogboy Reborn series. Find out how it all began for Max, Ace, and Joe.

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