Joe Canzano


Joe Canzano is a writer and musician from New Jersey, U.S.A. His short stories have appeared in a half-dozen literary journals, as well as in the Akashic Books online series, "Mondays are Murder." His debut novel, "Magno Girl," is available worldwide.

For more information, please visit his web site at

Smashwords Interview

What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Giving the book away seems to be the best method of promotion. Lighting myself on fire would probably work, too, but to paraphrase Daffy Duck, "That would only work once."
Describe your desk
My wife had a friend make a crazy table for me that I use as a desk. It is silvery and shaped like a splattered amoeba with four giant springs for legs.
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Where to find Joe Canzano online

Where to buy in print


Hot Chocolate
Joe reading his short story Hot Chocolate, originally published in Happy Magazine (no relation to Happy Joe).


Suzy Spitfire Kills Everybody
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,450. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Outlaw Suzy Spitfire shoots across the solar system on a quest for love, adventure, and revenge.
Sex Hell
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,780. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Fantasy » General
When Debbie tries to save her love life by supernaturally tampering with her sex life, she becomes trapped in “Sex Hell,” a magical place where sex is outrageous but romance is scarce. Can she escape? Only through absurd sexcapades with the man she most wants to avoid—or does she?
Ground and Pound
Price: Free! Words: 5,510. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Two of the world’s best UFC fighters are two of the world’s best friends – until the day they decide to fight for a world championship, and the spirit of a sexy dead ex shows up to change the game. Ground and Pound is a rip-roaring short story about love and sex and the UFC. It’ll knock you out. *** This story contains profanity and adult situations!***
Magno Girl and the Beast of Brooklyn
Price: Free! Words: 18,230. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
When superhero Magno Girl discovers her ex-boyfriend turned supervillain has stolen some magic rice from a Chinese restaurant, she suspects there’s more to the plot than some Moo Goo Gai Pan.Luckily, she’s met a ninja biker with a nice stash of samurai swords who wants to help. Can she solve the crime involving her past love life? And will the sparks from her latest struggle create a new romance?
Magno Girl
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,020. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Can Magno Girl stop an evil pizza overlord from ruling the earth? Maybe. Can she get her mom to stop giving her advice about finding a “respectable guy,” having kids, and moving to the suburbs? No chance.

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