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Jack Getze

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Born
in New Orleans, The United States
September 20

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Former newsman Jack Getze's screwball mysteries -- BIG NUMBERS, BIG MONEY, BIG MOJO, and BIG SHOES -- were published by Down and Out Books, as was a thriller, THE BLACK KACHINA, and a new family suspense novel, MAKING HEARTS. His short stories have appeared online at A Twist of Noir, Beat to a Pulp, The Big Adios, and several anthologies.
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Jack Getze Long ago, Ms. Upcoming Star Crime Novelist (NINE DAYS from St. Martin's this fall). About 15 years ago, my wife and I were out for dinner. Her fund ra…moreLong ago, Ms. Upcoming Star Crime Novelist (NINE DAYS from St. Martin's this fall). About 15 years ago, my wife and I were out for dinner. Her fund raising business was booming while my stockbroker business had about run its course. I liked to fire clients who gave me too much crap. I had three left. So my wife says "I need a housewife" at that dinner I mentioned, and I jumped on it like a cat on a rat. "I'll be your housewife," I said. "It'll give me more time to write." Boy was I wrong, and it's a job I can't dump even past retirement age. Only five novels in the 15 years. I have to run now. The dishes are piling up.(less)
Jack Getze It's 1963. The young woman who will become Mama Bones Bonacelli is nineteen when her father dies, leaving her his bookmaking operation and a clue to t…moreIt's 1963. The young woman who will become Mama Bones Bonacelli is nineteen when her father dies, leaving her his bookmaking operation and a clue to the grisliest murder in Asbury Park history. Angelina will shoot her crazy mother, fall in love with a mobster, and outsmart the city's best detective before solving the crime.(less)
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Making Hearts

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Big Numbers (Austin Carr My...

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Austin Carr Regains Control of His Own Blog

That dimwit author Jack Getze has been removed as blog editor, thanks to a coup by staff. Yes, that's right, I led a revolt of characters and ousted that old, miserable writer from his dictatorial post. From now on, I, Austin Carr, devilish hero of the Austin Carr Mystery Series, will be in charge of posts and all production. I'm even working with staff on a new Austn Carr novel, BIG FINISH, thoug Read more of this blog post »
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Awesome series and this is the best one yet. Five stars!
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We Need New Stories by Nesrine Malik
When people tell you free speech is a problem, don't you know they're communists or fascists?
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
" The Great American Novel. "
Jack Getze liked an answer about Women Don't Owe You Pretty:
Women Don't Owe You Pretty by Florence Given
Women should not have to learn to defend themselves any more than men. We should not need extra precautious to protect ourselves from rape, harassment, and assault.

No, men don't "owe" us protection. They DO owe us respect, and that includes keeping See Cassie’s answer.
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“You don’t have to be around long to understand the world is a frightening place, that life includes situations you have no control over, that anything can happen. Everybody needs friends and a family.”
Jack Getze, Making Hearts

“only a handful of pregnant women are like Emily; that is, they go to the hospital with pain and get the surprise of their life by delivering a child. Using Emily’s least-favorite math term, decimals, the number would be 0.0004 percent of all U.S. births. About fifteen hundred surprise babies a year.”
Jack Getze, Making Hearts

“I’m not sure how big ten centimeters is, but Emily’s passageway into life was definitely not large enough to suit me. In fact, everything had been pushing on me for hours. I felt like toothpaste emerging from a tube. Painfully and slowly, like an inch per hour.”
Jack Getze, Making Hearts

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“Elmore Leonard's Ten Rules of Writing

1. Never open a book with weather.
2. Avoid prologues.
3. Never use a verb other than "said" to carry dialogue.
4. Never use an adverb to modify the verb "said”…he admonished gravely.
5. Keep your exclamation points under control. You are allowed no more than two or three per 100,000 words of prose.
6. Never use the words "suddenly" or "all hell broke loose."
7. Use regional dialect, patois, sparingly.
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9. Don't go into great detail describing places and things.
10. Try to leave out the part that readers tend to skip.

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If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it.”
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Jack Getze Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder* wrote: "Merry Christmas!

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Tom Walsh Bless Me Father
I hope you will consider reading & reviewing my new mystery thriller "Bless Me Father." All the best, Tom
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Jack Getze HappyThanksgiving, Erin. Thanks for the cartoon!


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