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A Bit About Me

Joe Broadmeadow retired with the rank of Captain from the East Providence, Rhode Island Police Department after twenty years. Assigned to various divisions within the department including Commander of Investigative Services, he also worked in the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force and on special assignment to the FBI Drug Task Force.

Joe is the author of numerous books; several novels based on his experiences as a police officer including, Collision Course, Silenced Justice, and A Change of Hate, a Y/A novel, Saving the Last Dragon, and numerous non-fiction books such as; Choices: You Make ‘em You Own ‘em written with Jerry Tillinghast, UnMade: Honor Loyalty Redemption written with Bobby Walason, and It’s Just the Way It Was: Inside the War on the New England Mob and other stories written with Brendan Doherty former superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police.

In January 2019, Joe started JEBWizard Publishing, a hybrid publishing company working with new and emerging authors. By applying the lessons of his experience in the ever-changing world of publishing, Joe helps guide authors to their own publishing success.

Joe also writes for several blogs, The Writing of Joe Broadmeadow ( and and as a guest columnist for the Providence Journal,, and other publications and social media sites.

When Joe is not writing, he is hiking or fishing (and thinking about writing). Joe completed a 2,185-mile thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in September 2014. After completing the trail, Joe published a short story, Spirit of the Trail, available on in Kindle format.

Joe lives in Arizona or wherever their journeys take them with his wife Susan.

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