Joe Part of “Go Ask Your Dad”

I am proud announce I am part of another fatherhood book, this time with 21 other authors from different faiths, cultures, and generations, who have come together to answer some of the tough questions dads, children, and families face today. Need some advice? “Go Ask Your Dad.” Need some help? “Go Ask You Dad.” Just need a hug every now and then? “Go Ask Your Dad.”

The book is available for your Kindle or in paperback starting May 13, see the Amazon link below!

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Joe Featured in New Book, “People Who Inspire”

I am honored and humbled to be a part of Mary Dreliszak’s new book, “People Who Inspire.” an uplifting book about ordinary people living extraordinary lives. Mary writes of amazing people right here in western PA who have extraordinary stories to share, which she expertly does in this new book. Stories of rising above, of just cause and goodness, stories of overcoming handicaps and obstacles and never giving up. I am not sure I deserve to be included in with these folks, but there I am on page 149, in the “Life is an Adventure” section. That much I’ll agree with, and I also agree that Mary is one of these inspiring people, too.

Check out her blog at http://marymotivates.com/ , where she first did my story, and make sure you check out her book, “People Who Inspire”, at http://www.amazon.com/People-Who-Inspire-Ordinary-Extraordinary/dp/1628652470/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1448115122&sr=8-1&keywords=people+who+inspire+mary

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And btw Mary, your book release party Thursday night was wonderful, thanks again for including me!

Joe Featured on Fatherhood 360

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I am honored to have been asked to participate in the Fatherhood 360 project, a wonderful effort that is passionately committed to providing programs, resources, and information benefiting all men who desire to be successful leaders, both in the home and in their career. Thanks David for allowing me to take part in your wonderful project!  You can listen to the Podcast here:

http://www.fatherhood360.com/episode-008-joe-walko-of-the-unofficial-guide-to-fatherhood/

Joe Part of “The Unofficial Guide to Fatherhood”

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Announcing my next book project!  Proud to be part of this group of nine fathers and authors, sharing the struggles and successes of fatherhood in a medley of stories.

What makes a band of nine fathers want to write a book on fatherhood? We all felt the need to share our stories. Through our different struggles and successes, the authors offer their opinions and advice from the frontlines of fatherhood, taking you on a journey through parenting as told by men who don’t hold back their enthusiasm for being proud fathers. Whether it is lessons learned, lessons taught, or simple a-ha moments, the reader will find moments of joy, sadness, and triumph. If you are a father, mother, son, daughter, extended family member or caregiver, there is something in this book for everyone, and it will kindle your excitement to send a message of love.

Published by Motivational Press, scheduled for release mid-April.  Reserve you copy now by clicking the link in the picture above.

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Radio Interview on A Kind Voice Radio 9/6/2014

Please join me on Saturday, September 6, 2014, for a discussion of grief, the gifts of grief, and my book, “Evening’s Light.”  Hosted by Dominick Domasky and A Kind Voice Radio.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/akindvoice/2014/09/06/your-kind-voice

A captivating conversation on dealing with and overcoming grief, with Joe Walko. Joe is a full time widowed parent to two beautiful but challenging boys, now unemployed by choice after a 25-year career in corporate finance, a writer and blogger searching to find his voice, a seeker, a nature and adventure junkie discovering whole new worlds and beauty in the glorious struggle, in the ordinary, in his own backyard, and mostly, in his heart.

Joe lost his wife, Debbie, to breast cancer two years ago. His wife’s passing has left two children without a mom, a husband without a partner and best friend, a household with befuddled boys at the helm, and a huge void filled with sorrow and loss.
His world turned upside down, Joe started a blog, to begin working through and recognizing the issues of grief and the feelings and emotions of loss. It was not an easy journey, but he clung to a quote that offered hope – “Grief shared is grief diminished.”

And that is the point of his first book, “Evening’s Light, A Journey With Grief”. Joe would like to offer hope and sharing and, yes, even eventually seeing the gifts of loss and grief by sharing his story.

“When faced by any loss, there’s no point in trying to recover what has been; it’s best to take advantage of the large space that opens up before us and fill it with something new.” – Paulo Coelho

Hosted by Dominick Domasky

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Welcome to my author page! Info about my books, projects, articles, essays, random writings and wandering thoughts.

It has been a long, meandering journey to get to this point, full of detours and potholes, setbacks and triumphs.  I don’t know where this road leads, but I do know it is the right path.  Join me as I finally explore my road less traveled…

Joe Walko is a full time widowed parent to two beautiful but challenging boys, now unemployed by choice after a 25-year career in corporate finance, a writer and blogger searching to find his voice, a seeker, a nature and adventure junkie discovering whole new worlds and beauty in the glorious struggle, in the ordinary, in his own backyard, and mostly, in his heart.

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