Joe Cheslock is a life-long resident of Northeast Ohio, now residing in Cuyahoga Falls. He retired from a forty-year career in Information Technology. An avid reader, Joe began writing ‘seriously’ about fifteen years ago and has since had work published in a variety of literary reviews and journals. He is an award-winning poet who published his first collection, 14 Lines (a book of sonnets) in 2014. He is currently working on a collection of short stories. If you follow a crooked river…,2016; all the stars that once were, 2017; and Coal Miner’s Son 2020.