Joseph Delaney Death – We are extremely devastated and saddened to announce the death of Joseph Delaney, who passed away on August 16, 2022, after a private battle with cancer at the age of 77.
It was his wish that his illness be known only to a few and he continued to write and fulfill his obligations to his publisher and engage with his readers right to the end.
Joseph Delaney had a dark and vivid imagination that belied his gentle and caring nature and was a thoughtful and generous man. He was always willing to answer questions from readers and attend school, library and book signing events where he was often surrounded by enthusiastic readers discussing a complex plot development or potential story arc. He was passionate about writing and was frequently told by his audience that his books had been instrumental in their discovery of a love of reading or helped through a difficult period. Joseph Delaney was a humble man and despite his success remained firmly steeped in his Lancashire roots from which he drew much of his inspiration, although he did hate the rain!
Sincere condolences to his family who have lost a wonderful husband, father/friend, grandfather, brother and uncle and to his readers to whom he gave so much joy and inspiration.