M.E. Purfield
  • Male
  • Jersey City, NJ
  • United States

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Brian Hoffman and M.E. Purfield are now friends
Jul 23, 2013
M.E. Purfield posted a status
"Hey hey. My urban, noir fantasy A BLACK DEEPER THAN DEATH is on sale for 99 cents. Check it here: http://ning.it/17szBhw"
Jun 30, 2013
M.E. Purfield posted photos
Jun 30, 2013
M.E. Purfield replied to Vixen Black's discussion How to write a crime scene
"Might want to check out Elane Ferguson's forensic series. It's about a girl training to be one and the research in the book about crime scenes is amazing. Like I didn't know they use white body bags for crimes, that kind of…"
Apr 20, 2013
M.E. Purfield posted a blog post
Mar 3, 2013
M.E. Purfield replied to Jude Hardin's discussion Is Writing to an Audience "Selling Out"?
"I dont think 'writing for yourself' and not for an audience makes you not a sell out. If you want to have an audience you have to be able to communicate to others besides youself. True, I do write for myself, but if a majority of others do…"
Feb 10, 2013
M.E. Purfield replied to David DeLee's discussion The Movie: Parker
"Big fan of the Parker books but I plan to stay away from this movie. The only actor who should be playing him is Jack Palance and he's dead so what's the sense of making a movie. Pllus they are starting in the middle of the seris.…"
Feb 9, 2013
M.E. Purfield left a comment for Cammy May Hunnicutt
"Thanks for the friending back :-)"
Feb 9, 2013
M.E. Purfield left a comment for Victoria Dougherty
"thanks for friending back :-)"
Feb 9, 2013
Victoria Dougherty left a comment for M.E. Purfield
"Thanks for the friendship, ME."
Feb 9, 2013
Cammy May Hunnicutt left a comment for M.E. Purfield
"Thanks for the connection.  I LOVE your picture. That's one fun couple."
Feb 9, 2013
M.E. Purfield posted a status
"Heya. All my Nook books are on sale for .99 cents. Stock up for impending doom! http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/m.-e.-purfield"
Feb 9, 2013
M.E. Purfield commented on Victoria Dougherty's blog post Hard-Boiled Thrillers, Noir, and the Belly Laugh
"Some great examples here. Have you checked out Greg McDonald's Fletch series or some works by Jim Thompson? The Fletch series has some awesome humour in the dialog and the Thompson is a brilliant satirist."
Feb 7, 2013
M.E. Purfield replied to Jude Hardin's discussion How Much Do You Put Out?
"I try to do a solid first draft in 4-5 months. one week write 1k a day for 4 days, then the next week edit and revise those pages to perfection. Repeat."
Feb 7, 2013
M.E. Purfield replied to Brian Hoffman's discussion Characterize what you write.
"For me hardcore urban noir fantasy. hardcore= minimalist prose with surface description. noir = anti hero, redemption, flawed Back to the film noir, from what I remember, it was tagged that way to describe the low budget crime films from that time…"
Feb 7, 2013
M.E. Purfield replied to William G. Davis's discussion Profanity in novels. What's your opinion?i
"I am all for profanity and use it all the time in my writing and try to be colorful with it. For two reasons. 1) I write YA. 2) I'm from Jersey, the city, and that's how we friggin talk. It's how I talk in real life. It's…"
Jan 8, 2013

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About Me:
I write young adult, noir fantasy.
I Am A:
Reader, Writer, Publisher, Editor
Books And Authors I Like:
David Goodis, Richard Stark, jim Thompson, Adam Rapp, Robert McCammon, A.M. Jenkins

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Posted on March 3, 2013 at 8:28am

How Now My Brown Cow

Yesterday I placed a The End on the 3rd book of Miki Radicci (Blood Like Cherry Ice). I feel accomplished and I'm looking forward to the editing and revising phase. I know most writers hate it, but I love sculping and tweaking the words so they have more of an imapct for the bigger picture.

So what do I have planned for 2013? Here are some of my goals:

1) Edit and release Blood Like Cherry Ice for the Fall of…

Posted on December 28, 2012 at 7:06am


So yeah, I think I may need to utilize this space more. So many rules I need to learn though.


For anyone listening, my name is mike. I publish under M.E. Purfield. I write YA. I started doing contemp, then swirled into YA urban noir fantasy. My writing style is minimalist hardcore. I don't like fat. :-)


So yeah, the forums have been interesting. 


So yeah....hi!

Posted on November 25, 2012 at 1:25am

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At 11:08am on February 9, 2013, Victoria Dougherty said…

Thanks for the friendship, ME.

At 9:12am on February 9, 2013, Cammy May Hunnicutt said…

Thanks for the connection.  I LOVE your picture.

That's one fun couple.


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