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Are there any well-known writers from south jersey?

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message 1: by Donitello (new)

Donitello | 5 comments I don't know of a single one. (Yet.)

message 2: by [deleted user] (last edited Jan 19, 2009 02:36PM) (new)

Maybe? Never looked into it before.

message 3: by J. (new)

J. Rubino (jrubino) I saw this query and do know of a few:
Patricia MacDonald - writes primarily women's suspense
Gay Talese - He's from Ocean City, still visits down here
Scott Neustadter -A screenwriter, co-wrote "500 Days of Summer", from Margate
F. Paul Wilson - Wrote a few dozen books, novels and non-fiction
Terry Brisbin - Romance author

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Donitello | 5 comments I know a great (ie., critically-acclaimed) LITTLE-KNOWN author from S. Jersey: Donald Gallinger.

His book, The Master Planets, is fabulous. Mind you, you have to be okay with what some people might consider "immorality" -- the story is about a rock star in 1970s New Jersey, so there's a certain amount of sex, drugs, and 4-letter words.

message 5: by Debra (new)

Debra | 7 comments Just looked this book up, it looks really good. I'm going to order it...I'm always looking for new authors!

message 6: by J. (new)

J. Rubino (jrubino) Thought of two more - Mike Capuzzo who wrote a book about a real-life "Jaws" event at the Jersey shore and Beth Ciotta who writes romance.

message 7: by Donitello (new)

Donitello | 5 comments Debra wrote: "Just looked this book up, it looks really good. I'm going to order it...I'm always looking for new authors!"

Let me know what you think. I'll be very interested.

message 8: by [deleted user] (last edited Dec 18, 2010 05:35AM) (new)

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