Jack D. Ferraiolo

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Jack D. Ferraiolo

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Hi...I'm Jack... I've been editing and writing for tv animation for about ten years now, working on such shows as Squigglevision (ABC), Home Movies (Adult Swim), and O'Grady (The N). I also developed and currently write for WordGirl on PBS, for which I won an Emmy. My first novel, The Big Splash, is like Raymond Chandler meets Goodfellas set in a middle school. Here's a couple of reviews:



And thus ends my biography. I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I've enjoyed writing it. I love all of you, in the least creepy way possible.

PictureMy favorite display person, in one of my favorite independent bookstores: Jabberwocky Bookshop in Newburyport, MA!
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Average rating: 4.00 · 1,314 ratings · 307 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors

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The Big Splash by Jack D. Ferraiolo
"I adore this book. Clever from beginning to end. First, the idea: a noir detective story, a la "The Big Sleep," set in middle school. And the world these characters inhabit is complete: the detective, the case to solve, the kingpin, his lackies, t..." Read more of this review »
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"The Frank" may seem like a typical middle school, but it's actually run by Vinny Biggs and his gang. Need a stolen exam? Or want a sugar high? You'll have to go through Vinny. C..." Read more of this review »
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"This was a fun and creative noir mystery in the style of the classics like Mickey Spillane. It had me laughing aloud with delight at the language and the similies. AND it wasn't just a gimmick...there were tender relationships, awkward adolescent..." Read more of this review »
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“Someone walking past might think that he was being cruel, making fun of his young son. They would be missing the mark. It wasn't my ability to catch a ball that we were bonding over, it was my ability to catch his sarcasm.”
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