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J.E. Fishman is author of the thrillers PRIMACY, and THE DARK POOL, the mystery novel CADAVER BLUES, and the Bomb Squad NYC series of police thrillers, which begins with A DANGER TO HIMSELF AND OTHERS and DEATH MARCH. Learn more at the Bomb Squad NYC website.

When he isn't writing fiction or blogging, Fishman--a former Doubleday editor, literary agent, and ghostwriter--works as an entrepreneur. He divides his time between Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, and New York City. For more information, follow him on Twitter at @jefishman, or head to J.E. Fishman Official Author Website.

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Do Humans Dream of Electric Scripts?

(0) Comments | Posted July 2, 2013 | 11:47 AM

Before Big Data took over the world, someone wrote a roman a clef about the 1992 Democratic primary. "Roman a clef," in case you don't know, is French for "novel with a key." It's based on real-life people but doesn't name them directly.

The novel in question was entitled Primary...

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Mr. Patterson, Meet Mr. Patterson

(5) Comments | Posted April 26, 2013 | 12:46 PM

An open letter to James Patterson

Dear Mr. Patterson:

As a novelist, former Big Pub editor and former literary agent -- and as a reader -- it was with great interest that I noted your recent full-page NYTBR advertisement.

What author could resist the ad's come-on: "Who will...

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9 Ways Big Pub Is Like Big Pharma

(12) Comments | Posted April 22, 2013 | 11:54 AM

Sometimes it seems as if the only writer more miserable than an unpublished author is a published one.

When two authors speak, it is customary -- almost expected -- for them eventually to work their way around to the shocking incompetence of their publisher. The publisher screwed up the cover....

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Hugh Howey and the Bestseller Myth

(10) Comments | Posted March 11, 2013 | 5:43 PM

Hugh Howey, who grows more famous by the second, is a friend of mine. No, not a genuine friend. A Facebook friend.

Howey is having his moment right now, selling more than half a million copies of his novel, Wool, and being feted on at least two continents.

I read...

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At the Billionaire's House

(0) Comments | Posted March 4, 2013 | 2:19 PM

In the late '80s, when I was a few years out of college, for the first time in my life I stayed overnight at a private property that could legitimately be called an estate.

These days the word "estate" seems to get applied to every development home worth more than...

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Hedgzilla vs. Finothra

(0) Comments | Posted February 20, 2013 | 1:28 PM

Billionaire hedge fund manager Steven A. Cohen has been in the news lately, and not for the right reasons. The Feds seem to be after his firm for insider trading -- one of those "victimless" crimes that in fact affects the whole market and, therefore, all of us.

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Amateurs and Experts: 7 Rules for Creators

(2) Comments | Posted January 29, 2013 | 10:41 AM

At the Titanic exhibition in Philadelphia last week, a friend who's always good for a bon mot noted that Noah's Ark was built by an amateur carpenter while the Titanic was designed by the world's greatest engineers.

This week on Downton Abbey, Lord Grantham favored an expert's opinion over that...

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The Art of the Cliffhanger

(0) Comments | Posted January 14, 2013 | 7:59 AM

Every genre novel is a novel of suspense. The literary novelist desires the reader to ask, "What does it mean?" The genre novelist wishes more than anything to hear the reader ask, "And then what happened?"

There are different ways to state the latter question. In thrillers,...

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