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"Hello Dear, How is everything with you,I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately.I have something very vital to disclose to you,but I found it difficult to express myself…"
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John McFetridge commented on Dana King's blog post Best Reads of 2013
"Dana, I was just starting high school when my older brother joined the police so I read a lot of the Wambaugh books then - great stuff.   Another book I read at that time is called, "Walking the Beat," by Gene Radano, a New York…"
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John McFetridge commented on Victoria Dougherty's blog post The By No Means Finished Ultimate (Cold) Reading List of Fiction For Men
"Nice to see the Minister Faust on the list, I reviewed that book (quite positively) for the Toronto Star. Also nice to see Drop City and the Sportswriter. But no Roddy Doyle?"
Dec 30, 2013
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"Good luck with the belt and suspenders. I really enjoyed The Finger's Twist, looking forward to Glass Pieces. And Presto Variations. "
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"Different novels inspired me at twenty and at fifty. But I think Jed is right, you have to stumble across the right ones at the right time. I looked at your blog and it's all the usual stuff for the usual reasons. Well, of course it is, what…"
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John McFetridge commented on Victoria Dougherty's blog post Ten Reasons Men Must Start Reading Fiction Again
"Do you mean men in their twenties or men in their fifties? And Lolita is a terrible book... ;) "
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Hometown:
Greenfield Park, Quebec
About Me:
I was born in Montreal and now live in Toronto.
I Am A:
Writer
Website:
http://www.johnmcfetridge.blogspot.com
Books And Authors I Like:
Elmore Leonard, Alice Munro, Richard Price and many of the authors here on Crimespace.

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John McFetridge's Blog

The Pitch

I have a new book of short stories available for the Kindle:

 

As it says on the cover, they are short stories based on TV shows I pitched to networks.

So, if you're curious what kinds of shows are, "As Not Seen on TV," here are a few adapted into short stories.

Pulp Life was…

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Posted on November 18, 2011 at 12:26am

Finally Kindle

Finally my first novel, DIRTY SWEET, is available for the Kindle for under ten bucks ($7.16 - no idea how it ended up at that).

The book was first published in Canada by ECW Press and then picked up for publication in the USA by Harcourt. A paperback version did get published just at the…

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Posted on December 13, 2010 at 12:38pm

Grow House short story now available from Smashwords

A short story I wrote, Grow House, is now available for free on Smashwords, here.

The story appeared online in Demoiltion Magazine.

The description on Smashwords is:

Stand-off in a suburban grow op. Freddie is robbing the place, Victor has come to kill him, Steve is caught in the middle and Holly is looking for a quiet…

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Posted on July 24, 2010 at 8:35am — 1 Comment

It's Official -- The Bridge to air on CBS starting July 10th

The cop show I worked on last year in Toronto, The Bridge, has finally been officially added to the CBS summer schedule and will debut on Saturday, July 10th at 8:00 pm.



Here is the show's description from CBS:



THE BRIDGE is a drama about a tough and dedicated police officer who is voted to become the police union's dynamic leader. To serve the public as well as his 8,000 fellow officers, charismatic Frank Leo (Aaron Douglas) battles criminals on the street,…

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Posted on May 28, 2010 at 1:03am — 6 Comments

Barbotte

A couple of years ago a short story I wrote called Barbotte appeared in Dave Zeltserman's webzine Hard Luck Stories, edited by Ed Gorman.

Now Smashwords has made it easy for me to give the story away in a bunch of different formats. I use the Stanza app to read Smashwords books on my iPod. You don't need a dedicated e-reader, the books can be read online and are also available as .pdf and text…

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Posted on May 21, 2010 at 7:47am

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At 9:50pm on October 17, 2014, Stephanie Assa said…

Hello Dear,

How is everything with you,I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately.I have something very vital to disclose to you,but I found it difficult to express myself here,since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on(stephanie.assa@yahoo.co.th)for the full details.
Have a nice day.

thanks
Stephanie Assa.

At 3:02pm on May 27, 2011, Tanis Mallow said…

Hey John,

I picked up Dirty Sweet a couple of days ago. Just started and I'm really enjoying it. It's a lot of fun when you're a local (sort of) and can recognize the settings.

Cheers - Tanis

At 1:27am on March 31, 2011, Benjamin Sobieck said…

John,

 

Saw that Do Some Damage was nominated for a Spinetingler Award. Congratulations!

 

-Ben

At 2:32pm on February 27, 2010, Bill Bushman said…
Thanks for the add. I look forward to reading your work!

- Bill
At 9:13am on November 25, 2009, Russell Brooks said…
Thanks for the welcome, John. I'm here trying to get to know other crime fiction lovers in here. Possibly thrillers too. Excellent article about the reality of bestsellers by the way. It was a real eye opener.
At 3:55pm on May 18, 2009, Matt Rees said…
What's the 57 state idea?
At 4:45am on February 21, 2009, Charlotte Williamson said…
John,
In defense of my opinion regarding the trashing of good books into movies: I turned on my computer this morning, and guess what popped up on MSN? An article entitled,"How Hollywood takes good books and makes them into bad movies." Talk about poetic redemption of my opinion!! You ought to read the article. It's perfect timing.
Charlotte
Charlotte
At 3:50am on February 18, 2009, Charlotte Williamson said…
John,
I'm with you. The Richard Chamberlain movie was lots better than Matt Damon. Why does Hollywood seem to think we need all of that violence, sex, and bad language. Give me a good plot and storyline any day, and I can use my own imagination.
Thanks for your comments on my discussion. they were very helpful and informative. Lots of good material coming in.
Charlotte
At 7:48am on October 20, 2008, D.R. MacMaster said…
Thanks for the nice blog comment. I'm currently working on an outline for the book.
At 7:21pm on October 2, 2008, Brian McGilloway said…
Thanks John
Hope the tour with Declan B goes well.
Best wishes
Brian
 
 
 

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