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Period Fiction in Today's Marketplace?
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 My manuscript is about a fictional murder/kidnapping case that takes place in 1932 New York City. And yes, I made sure the time period is a necessary element of the plot. The good news: publishers…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Susan Jul 27, 2011.

Happy Birthday, David Goodis
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The great noir writer would've been 94 today. He made quite an impact on the genre during his career. For more information on this important artist, please visit this tribute web site…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Dennis Mar 11, 2011.

Great Movie on TCM Tonight - Night of the Living Dead
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Sure, I know it's a horror movie and not a mystery or a crime movie, but as a writer, it taught me a lot about how to slowly build tension throughout a story while keeping the action moving and the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by cj forrest Dec 17, 2010.

 

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Terrence McCauley posted a status
"I am pleased to announce that my new novel PROHIBITION, published by Airship 27, has gone live! http://ning.it/WpnwDE"
Dec 20, 2012
Lala Corriere and Terrence McCauley are now friends
Aug 17, 2012
Terrence McCauley posted a status
"My novel has just been purchased by Noir Nation Books. http://noirnation.com/2012/07/25/noir-nation-books-buys-title/"
Jul 26, 2012
Terrence McCauley posted a status
"Here's a link to 'ACTION: Pulse Pounding Tales, Vol.1' - an anthology by Matt Hilton featuring my short story. http://ning.it/IPiozX"
May 5, 2012
Terrence McCauley posted a status
"Here's a link to an interview I just gave to the folks at the Inspiration Forum re: my writing. Hope you like it. http://ning.it/zgwB4E"
Jan 24, 2012
Susan replied to Terrence McCauley's discussion Period Fiction in Today's Marketplace?
"True. I just read The Given Day, by Dennis Lehane, who need beg from no publisher. Great story, set in 1919, about the Boston Police Strike, two families, one white, one black, and, believe or not, featuring Babe Ruth when he played for the Red Sox!"
Jul 27, 2011
Terrence McCauley replied to Terrence McCauley's discussion Period Fiction in Today's Marketplace?
"Thank you, Kathy. I appreciate it."
Jul 27, 2011
Terrence McCauley replied to Terrence McCauley's discussion Period Fiction in Today's Marketplace?
"Thanks, Steve. Sounds like a great story you have there. Best of luck."
Jul 27, 2011
Kathy replied to Terrence McCauley's discussion Period Fiction in Today's Marketplace?
"I love period mysteries.  I hope you find a publisher... I'd love to read it."
Jul 26, 2011
Steve Marini replied to Terrence McCauley's discussion Period Fiction in Today's Marketplace?
"I hope they're wrong, since I've written a crime novel set in Boston in 1970s. The main character is inspired by a real life detective who lived in that period and the crime is similar to a mob massacre that actually occurred in Boston on…"
Jul 25, 2011
Byron Leon McAllister replied to Terrence McCauley's discussion Period Fiction in Today's Marketplace?
"The excuse publishers give one is not necessarily based on their actual reasons for rejecting one's work. They may already have something of that kind in the mill; they may not like one's writing style; they may see too many flaws; they…"
Jul 25, 2011
Brian Hoffman replied to Terrence McCauley's discussion Period Fiction in Today's Marketplace?
"Let us know when it hits the market.  I know I'll buy a copy."
Jul 24, 2011
Terrence McCauley and Kevin Thomas are now friends
Jul 24, 2011
Terrence McCauley replied to Terrence McCauley's discussion Period Fiction in Today's Marketplace?
"Thanks, Kevin. I appreciate it."
Jul 24, 2011
Terrence McCauley replied to Terrence McCauley's discussion Period Fiction in Today's Marketplace?
"Agreed, Cammy. Thank you so much for the input."
Jul 24, 2011
Terrence McCauley replied to Terrence McCauley's discussion Period Fiction in Today's Marketplace?
"I agree, Brian. I still have a few other publishers to go to, so I'm not discouraged yet. Just really puzzled by their claim that no one wants to read period pieces anymore. If the other publishers have the same argument, I will self-publish."
Jul 24, 2011

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About Me:
I am the winner of TruTV's 2008 Search for the Next Great Crime Writer Award. I am still an unpublished writer, but I am working very hard to change that. I write noir mysteries set in the 1930s and do everything I can to make sure my work does not fall into the same stereotypical pitfalls of the genre.
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Reader, Writer
Website:
http://terrencemccauley.blogspot.com/
Books And Authors I Like:
Raymond Chandler, Nelson DeMille, James M. Cain, Ross MacDonald, Robert B. Parker, Donald Westlake (as Richard Stark), Stephen King, Budd Schulberg and my most recent favorite, David Goodis.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
The Shield, Lost, Mad Men, documentaries and, God help me, the Real Housewives franchise.

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At 7:49am on July 8, 2011, John A. Bartelloni said…

Terrence, I have heard some good things about you through the grapevine via your aunt.  She was principal of my high school in Daytona (after I left).  What are you writing these days?

 

At 12:16am on January 29, 2011, Kyra J.Cross said…
Hey Terrence, nice to meet ya
At 10:57am on January 28, 2011, Susan said…
Hi Terrance, thanks for friending. Good luck with your gritty '30s noir stories. Like my noir detective hat? My books are gritty too, but set in present day New Orleans. Hope you'll check out my video trailer for ABSOLUTION.
At 2:48pm on January 26, 2011, Cormac Brown said…

Terrence,

 

Thanks for the invite and good luck with "Prohibition."

At 3:37am on January 26, 2011, B.R.Stateham said…
Terrance, a fellow crime writer, eh?  Good to meet you.
At 4:31am on January 25, 2011, Karyne said…
Love the idea that you are writing in Noir without the stereotypical, thats a great way to go.  :-)
At 8:33pm on January 18, 2011, Brian L Porter said…

Hi Terrence,

Hope all is going well for you, and that your writing is proving productive.


Please can I ask you  if you'd mind voting for me in the annual Preditors & Editors Readers Polls?  Requiem for the Ripper has been nominated as Best Thriller Novel and Glastonbury as Best Mystery Novel.

To vote just go to the links below, tick the box next to the title and then go down and click on VOTE. You will receive an almost instant email with a confirming link to click on to verify your vote and once that's done, your vote is registered. It's really simple and I would appreciate any support I can get in this annual poll. If you could put the word round I'd be most grateful.

Here are the direct links to the voting pages for both books.

For Glastonbury, (Mystery)  

http://www.critters.org/predpoll/novelmys.shtml

 And for Requiem for the Ripper (Thriller)

http://www.critters.org/predpoll/novelthrill.shtml

Best regards and happy new year wishes to you.

Brian
At 3:21am on January 14, 2011, Mitzi Szereto said…
Not sure I want to know!
At 3:14am on January 14, 2011, Mitzi Szereto said…
Hey Terrence, love the chapeau!
At 11:11pm on January 13, 2011, robert walker said…

Hello Terrence and many thanks for the Follow-ship. My ship, Titanic, is sailing most assuredly at facebook and on Amazon.com; have been busy with ebook publishing,e tc.  Check this out - #1 in sales at  - http://ning.it/eb06ZF  Seems these days the only thing that "talks" is your sales numbers.

Again thanks!

Rob Walker

 
 
 

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