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Gerard de Marigny

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Author website: http://www.GerarddeMarigny.com
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IMDb: http://www.imdb.me/gerarddemarigny
Official Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/GerarddeM
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Publisher website: http://www.JarRyJorNoPublishing.com

Gerard de Marigny is the author of the Amazon-Bestselling CRIS DE NIRO & ARCHANGEL series.
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Gerard de Marigny Hi Samuel,
Great question and point on ... the espionage thriller genre encompasses a number of subgenres (i.e. techno, war, counter-terrorism, etc.) t…more
Hi Samuel,
Great question and point on ... the espionage thriller genre encompasses a number of subgenres (i.e. techno, war, counter-terrorism, etc.) that call for the highest level of authenticity, in order to really bring the story to life. That means the writer has to get all of the details right.

I utilize every resource at my disposal, beginning and ending with advanced search capabilities on the internet. I do not stop at Wikipedia for my research. It's important to read source documents whenever possible, in order to confirm information and then to cross-check with other sources like white papers, research documents, professional journal articles, etc.

There are also times when I need to check/confirm with real people. I will either reach out by email, less often by phone or face-to-face. The latter can be very time consuming and relatively costly, so I, as do other writers, try not to have to meet in person. One particular experience ... I had read a confidential white paper (I am well-versed in how to find/procure source documents/information that can be considered confidential, especially from government publications that I think no one thinks anyone reads) and needed to confirm the dimensions (and existence) of a Shahab-4 missile. It took me a week to find the author of some of the technical specs ... the individual works for the NSA as one of their research PhDs. Well ... I finally emailed this person with a simple question, "Can a Shahab-4 fit inside a 40-foot ocean container?" and the reply I received in less than three minutes was, "How did you get this email??" Ha! After having this person confirm that I was indeed merely a writer, he finally answered the question with a one-word reply, "Barely." I discovered later that the existence of a Shahab-4 is denied by many in our military. In other words, I wasn't even supposed to know of its existence ... so I certainly wasn't supposed to be asking technical questions about it to our own resident expert on the subject. <-- A good writer is only as good as his sources!

I do also read books, but even more so, I spend at least an hour a day reading news articles from a variety of domestic and international sources. It's very important to get as many points-of-view, including on research topics, as you can.

Thanks for the question,
GdeM
p.s. I just completed co-writing the screenplay adaptation of my first novel, THE WATCHMAN OF EPHRAIM with the legendary Michael Greenburg (MacGyver, Stargate Atlantis, Stargate SG-1, et al.) The movie is what they call an "A-budget" film, which means north of $25 MM. That allows Mike and I to actually hire "technical advisors," such as military, counter-terrorism, special forces, future tech PhDs, and espionage experts, in order to breathe as much reality as possible into our work. <-- This is where it really gets fun!(less)
Gerard de Marigny As an artist, being able to write is my ultimate form of expressing myself.

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As an artist, being able to write is my ultimate form of expressing myself.

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Picture Scipio took a big gulp of his coffee, “The one that got away. The only blemish on my otherwise platinum record.”
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message 40: by Gerard (last edited Sep 17, 2017 04:09PM)

Gerard Marigny Okay ... what a lot of CRIS DE NIRO friends from around the world have been waiting for .. NEW CRIS DE NIRO IS NOW AVAILABLE!!

New Detroit (Cris De Niro, Book 6) by Gerard de Marigny

If you're a CDN fan, or reader who wants to jump into a new world of espionage and patriotism ... or if you're just a friend of mine who reads (or doesn't read ... consider the purchase buying an old friend a drink!) ... please go to the site below and PRE-ORDER the Kindle edition! Do it right now!
NEW DETROIT (Cris De Niro, Book 6) will be released and available to read in eBook and paper editions next Sunday, September 24th, but pre-ordering really helps the rankings! So, thank you all who pre-order. And please remember to leave a review if you LoVe it! 5-star reviews help the most ... I'm not shy about asking for them, so don't be shy in giving them ... IF YOU FEEL IT ... 5-STAR IT!! p.s. Would really appreciate your sharing this message with all your Facebook and other social media peeps! Thank you everyone! #AllPraiseToHim

The Watchman of Ephraim (Cris De Niro, #1) by Gerard de Marigny Signs of War (Cris De Niro, #2) by Gerard de Marigny Rise to the Call (Cris De Niro, #3) by Gerard de Marigny Project 111 (Cris De Niro, #4) by Gerard de Marigny The Eagle's Plume (Archangel Mission Log, #1) by Gerard de Marigny Nothing So Glorious (Cris De Niro, Book 5) by Gerard de Marigny Rescue From Sana'a (ARCHANGEL, Mission Log #2) by Gerard de Marigny


message 39: by Gerard

Gerard Marigny The Watchman of Ephraim (Cris De Niro, #1) by Gerard de Marigny
Four years ago today, THE WATCHMAN OF EPHRAIM was published. It was a day of days ... and now we're working on bringing it to the big screen ... so blessed! All praise to Him!!


message 38: by Gerard

Gerard Marigny The Watchman of Ephraim (Cris De Niro, #1) by Gerard de Marigny
An update for my CDN (Cris De Niro) friends: The second draft of the screenplay for THE WATCHMAN OF EPHRAIM is completed, as of today!!
Co-written by this humble storyteller and the legendary Michael Greenburg (MacGyver, Stargate Atlantis, Stargate SG-1, et al.), it's a powerhouse!!

Meetings with our money-peeps have commenced. Praying, we will come out of development phase and enter pre-production by April ... so blessed!!!


message 37: by Gerard

Gerard Marigny The reknown movie database, IMDb, just listed me! It's not a star on Hollywood Blvd., but I'm very humbled and honored to be counted among the great filmmakers, writers, and actors ... all praise to Him! http://www.imdb.me/gerarddemarigny


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Gerard Marigny Abby wrote: "hi Gerard, yup I'm already crossing my fingers to win your book Signs of War_, BOOK II of my CRIS DE NIRO series.. I'll check your first book too!..
right at the moment I haven't purchase anything ..."


I hope you get to read them both, Abby!
Blessings,
g


message 35: by Avry15

Avry15 hi Gerard, yup I'm already crossing my fingers to win your book Signs of War_, BOOK II of my CRIS DE NIRO series.. I'll check your first book too!..
right at the moment I haven't purchase anything yet on book sites..:)


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Gerard Marigny Simon wrote: "Hey Gerard:
Thanks for suggesting your book to me and for the add. I am always open to read new things and more the better if it includes action and adventure in it! I will put your book in my to-r..."


I really appreciate that, Simon! Let me know if you enjoyed it.

Best,
g


message 33: by Simon

Simon Hey Gerard:
Thanks for suggesting your book to me and for the add. I am always open to read new things and more the better if it includes action and adventure in it! I will put your book in my to-read list and I should be able to get to it after I finish my next book! All the best to you!


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Gerard Marigny Taznim wrote: "hi Gerard,
thanks for the add and all the best with your books!!!"


Thank you, Taz, much appreciated!
Blessings,
g


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Taznim hi Gerard,
thanks for the add and all the best with your books!!!


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Gerard Marigny Sarah wrote: "Thank you for the friend request! C="

Gr8 connecting with you, Sarah ... best, g!


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Sarah Thank you for the friend request! C=


message 28: by Natasha

Natasha Thank you for connecting with me, Its so good to have another book loving reader as a goodreads friend. I look forward to sharing my love of books with you. Please check out my book blog "Where Every Book = A New Adventure", if you haven't already. -♥-


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Gerard Marigny Richard wrote: "Great answer to the friend question I put up - the more the merrier if you ask me!

My answer on the single thing that has made my life change for the better? Not letting cancer get me down and re..."


I'm with you, Richard. I was diagnosed with lymphoma in 1996. After surgery and radiation that made me want to be dead, I met my wife, had 4 sons (that after I was told the radiation would make me sterile) ... and now I'm doing what I've always wanted to do ... write.

Continued health and God Bless,
g


message 26: by Richard

Richard Stephenson Great answer to the friend question I put up - the more the merrier if you ask me!

My answer on the single thing that has made my life change for the better? Not letting cancer get me down and realizing (more and more each day) that there is a reason I am still here. A lovely wife, 2 kids, and a much more definite purpose in hand... after 12 years and counting! Thank you for asking Gerard. :)


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Gerard Marigny NightlyReading Heather wrote: "Thanks for the friend request. LOL...Your answer made me laugh..very original!"

That's kewl! Nothing better than sharing a laugh or smile. c",)


heather - NightlyReading Thanks for the friend request. LOL...Your answer made me laugh..very original!


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Gerard Marigny Janine wrote: "Thanks for the request I respect authors that connect with their fans. I am new on here but always looking for new books to read it's my passion. I read a new book every day or two. Best of luck wi..."

It's gr8 connecting with fellow brutha and sista booklovers here Janine. A book every day or two ... wow that's impressive!

I hope you get the opportunity to read mine. If you do and enjoy it/them ... let me know.

Peace,
g


message 22: by Janine

Janine Thanks for the request I respect authors that connect with their fans. I am new on here but always looking for new books to read it's my passion. I read a new book every day or two. Best of luck with your writing.


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Gerard Marigny Denise wrote: "Thank you for the friend request :)"

Thanks for connecting with me Denise! c",)


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Gerard Marigny Georgette wrote: "Hi Gerard, Thanks for the friend request. I hope I win your book, I'd love to read and review it. :) Even if not, we'll keep in touch. Georgette"

I hope you do too Georgette. What's your review site's url? Let me know and give your email address. Thanks, g


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Denise Thank you for the friend request :)


Georgette Hi Gerard, Thanks for the friend request. I hope I win your book, I'd love to read and review it. :) Even if not, we'll keep in touch. Georgette


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Gerard Marigny It's gr8 connecting with you here Beth. I really enjoy making friends with so many talented storytellers.

It makes me feel less isolated sitting at my desk all day. Probably a good thing for us to interact with 'real' real people as opposed to our real-fictional characters!

haha ...
peace,
g


message 16: by Beth

Beth Hi Gerard,
Thanks for sending a friend request to this fellow Goodreads author (mysteries, in my case)!


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Gerard Marigny SunriseDemon wrote: "Thanks for the invite! I have to add; I DO TOO HAVE A NOSE!"

haha ... I see it now ... I think ... c",)


SunriseDemon Thanks for the invite! I have to add; I DO TOO HAVE A NOSE!


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Gerard Marigny Melita Christina wrote: "Thank u Gerard for ur invite ;-)

Loved ur answer. I definitely didnt regret choosing this question , because i really didnt wait to get all this answers .Whats Love consist of its so different fo..."


Thank you Melita ... it's a great question.
Blessings,
g


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Gerard Marigny Shelly wrote: "Congrats on the book. It looks great!"

Thank you Shelly, hope you give it a read!
g


message 11: by Shelly

Shelly Congrats on the book. It looks great!


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Gerard Marigny Sharon wrote: "Wishing you lots of success with this book. Hope I win. You are an inspiration. Sharon"

Thanks so much Sharon - you inspire me just as much!
Blessings,
g


Sharon Hallman Wishing you lots of success with this book. Hope I win. You are an inspiration. Sharon


Gerard Marigny Dorothy wrote: "Gerard, Thanks for friending me. I do hope I win your book. Am putting it on my to read list in happy anticipation. Here's rooting for your long prosperous career."

Thanks so much Dorothy!
Best,
g


Dorothy Gerard, Thanks for friending me. I do hope I win your book. Am putting it on my to read list in happy anticipation. Here's rooting for your long prosperous career.


Gerard Marigny Hi Ellen, it's great connecting with you here!


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Ellen Maze Hi Gerard! I am happy to meet you!


Gerard Marigny Harlequin Books wrote: "Hello Gerard, it is a pleasure to meet you."

It's my pleasure, Harley! 9-)

Peace,
g


Harlequin Books Hello Gerard, it is a pleasure to meet you.


Gerard Marigny Thank you Simon, peace! g


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Simon Hi Gerard. Thanks for seeking me out.


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