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Marshall Thornton

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Born
in Pittsburgh, PA, The United States
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joseph hansen, sue grafton

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September 2009


Three-time Lambda Award-winning author, Marshall Thornton is best known for the Boystown and Pinx Video mystery series. Other novels include the erotic comedy The Perils of Praline, or the Amorous Adventures of a Southern Gentleman in Hollywood, Desert Run and Full Release. Marshall has an MFA in screenwriting from UCLA, where he received the Carl David Memorial Fellowship and was recognized in the Samuel Goldwyn Writing awards.

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Marshall Thornton Hi, just saw this question... Boystown 8: The Lies That Bind will be out February 25th. I have notes and ideas for 9 and 10. At some point, I imagine …moreHi, just saw this question... Boystown 8: The Lies That Bind will be out February 25th. I have notes and ideas for 9 and 10. At some point, I imagine I will finish... but I don't know when that will be. Michael Connelly has done 20 Bosch books and Sue Grafton is doing 26 Kinsey Milhone... so, who knows. :)(less)
Marshall Thornton Hi - sorry it's taken so long. I don't spend much time on Goodreads. I think Boystown: Fade Out will be out in February of 2020.…moreHi - sorry it's taken so long. I don't spend much time on Goodreads. I think Boystown: Fade Out will be out in February of 2020.(less)
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Why I Will Not Be Entering the Lambda Awards This Year

“Lambda Literary nurtures and advocates for LGBTQ writers, elevating the impact of their words to create community, preserve our legacies, and affirm the value of our stories and our lives.”

This year, Lambda Literary has decided that there will no longer be separate Gay Mystery and Lesbian Mystery categories and there will instead be a single LGBTQ mystery category. Their claim is that they have Read more of this blog post »
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Description: the opening to "Little Boy Found" the first Nick Nowak Mystery.

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“My grief had become a thick scab; I picked at it from time to time, but mostly I left it alone. I didn’t want to know what was underneath.”
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Ije the Devourer of Books Congratulations for another win. Big well done.
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Ije the Devourer of Books Congratulations Marshall!!

Congratulations!

And a huge well done from me. xxx


LenaRibka For today, Marshall!



Rosa, really Adding my thanks as well! We're all doing our best to spread the word on Boystown. It's wonderful. Thank you!


Marshall Thornton Sofia wrote: "Thanks for accepting my request Marshall. Am riding your Boystown rollercoaster at the moment. So sometimes I like you very much, other times I think you are devious. But always I admire your writi..."

Thanks for asking...


Marshall Thornton Lena♥Ribka wrote: "I'm sooo happy you have three new trustful fans friends, Marshall! Sofia+Rosa+me! ;)

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:)


LenaRibka I'm sooo happy you have three new trustful fans friends, Marshall! Sofia+Rosa+me! ;)




message 14: by Sofia

Sofia Thanks for accepting my request Marshall. Am riding your Boystown rollercoaster at the moment. So sometimes I like you very much, other times I think you are devious. But always I admire your writing and your ability to transport me into the story and make me care. :D


Marshall Thornton Lena♥Ribka wrote: "Thank you, Marshall, for accepting!

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You're welcome. I tried to send you a thank you on GR email but it failed. Thanks for all the support!


LenaRibka Thank you, Marshall, for accepting!




Marshall Thornton OkayKim wrote: "Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed The Ghost Slept Over. Any chance we'll be hearing any more mischief created by McCormack?
Like to add that I finished listening on audio, the first Bo..."



Thank you so much. I'm glad you enjoyed The Ghost Slept Over and that you've found the Boystown series. I don't have any plans to do a sequel to GSO... but you never know. I am though working on the edit for Boystown 6 and hopefully will have that out in May.


message 10: by OkayKim (last edited Feb 27, 2014 08:50PM)

OkayKim Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed The Ghost Slept Over. Any chance we'll be hearing any more mischief created by McCormack?
Like to add that I finished listening on audio, the first Boystown Mysteries and I'm hooked!
As much as I love mysteries, how in the heck have I managed to miss your work? Lol


Betryal Thanks for the friend accept!


Marshall Thornton Fangtasia wrote: "Congratulations, Marshall, on your novel making it into the Lambda finalists. Very well deserved!"

Thank You!


Fangtasia Congratulations, Marshall, on your novel making it into the Lambda finalists. Very well deserved!


message 6: by Marshall (last edited Feb 03, 2012 07:47PM)

Marshall Thornton David wrote: "Hello Marshall,

It seems you didn't enjoy Anna Karenina all that much. That's a book I've been hoping to read."


It was a tough read... I didn't make it through the entire book. Not a big fan of the Russians I have to admit. Though Tolstoy himself is quite an interesting man.


message 5: by David

David Fleming Hello Marshall,

It seems you didn't enjoy Anna Karenina all that much. That's a book I've been hoping to read.


Marshall Thornton Indigene wrote: "Marshall, thank you for accepting my friend request. Looking forward to reading your Boystown Mysteries."

Nice to meet you Indigene.


Indie Reviews Marshall, thank you for accepting my friend request. Looking forward to reading your Boystown Mysteries.


Fangtasia Thanks for accepting the friend-vite, Marshall!


Marshall Thornton Melita wrote: "Thank u Marshall for ur friendship here ;-)

Happy writing and reading :-)"


Thanks... :)


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