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Greenfield Park, Quebec
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I was born in Montreal and now live in Toronto.
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Elmore Leonard, Alice Munro, Richard Price and many of the authors here on Crimespace.

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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 pitched as a comedy-noir cable show (it has swearing and…


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 time Harcourt merged with Houghton Miflin but I don't know if any…


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…


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,…


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


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…


Posted on May 21, 2010 at 7:47am

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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…



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



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…
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.
At 3:50am on February 18, 2009, Charlotte Williamson said…
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.
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
At 8:01am on September 4, 2008, Beth Groundwater said…
Hi John,
I enjoy your Forum discussion topics, so I thought it was about time we became Crimespace friends. Keep up the good work!
At 5:05am on July 20, 2008, carole gill said…
loved the interview, btw.
really admire you, John.
I know what you mean about solitude. I'm from Manhattan and live in rural Yorkshire!
and even though I had a long time to adjust, it does get on my nerves sometimes, especially when I'm walking the dogs through farmland--and as I step over various things I remember wearing high heels and rushing towards Fifth Avenue--feeling like the cat's pajamas! still, life has change in it. I guess.
Anyway, stay as cool as you are, cause you're great.

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