A Cape Charles author has won an award for his recently written book.

Joe Coccaro is vice president and executive editor at Koehler Books and author or co-author of four books. He lives in Cape Charles.

Joe Coccaro’s novel Woo-Woo is based on Carter Rossi, who moves to Cape Charles to find solitude and reboot his life. Carter quickly discovers an eclectic mix of new arrivals and historic families. Despite political and cultural differences, the groups co-exist in harmony. Carter meets the mysterious and beautiful Rose Portman, a parapsychologist attempting to find out why Cape Charles is a hotbed for paranormal activity. Could it be the asteroid strike? She is on a quest to discover whether one of the town’s resident apparitions is her long-lost great aunt, who died mysteriously in 1918. Rose and Carter’s journey is sometimes hilarious, sensual and spiritually insightful, bending the edges of imagination and reality.

Woo-Woo won the National Indie Excellence Award for comedy writing. The national contest for independent (Indie) presses and writers who self-publish has been around more than a decade and gets thousands of entrees. Each category has a couple finalists and a winner.

More information on Woo-Woo and on Joe Coccaro is available at joecoccaro.com.