J. Mark Bertrand

Bio

  • J. Mark Bertrand is the author of Back on Murder, Pattern of Wounds, and the forthcoming Nothing to Hide, crime novels featuring Houston homicide detective Roland March. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Houston and lived in the city for fifteen years. After one hurricane too many, he and his wife moved to South Dakota. Mark has been arrested for a crime he didn't commit, was the foreman of a hung jury in Houston, and after relocating served on the jury that acquitted Vinnie Jones of assault. In 1972, he won an honorable mention in a child modeling contest, but pursued writing instead.

Books by Bertrand

Historical Note

  • Write About Now is the successor to my original fiction blog called Notes on Craft. The archive there is still online and dates from March 2004 to September 2007. Feel free to explore it at your leisure.

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January 25, 2008

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Merrie Destefano

I always enjoy your blog, Mark. And this entry is just one more reason why I keep coming back. Thought-provoking, dangerous, cutting edge ideas. Deep water here.
: )
Good, very good deep water.

allison

Hey Mark, I just finished Clark's essay too. Do you know more about Eric's first novel being made into a movie? Is that happening? I cracked Vickram's Sacred Games but since I can't lug a 10 lb. book around in my purse it's gonna take awhile to finish that one. I wonder if his "reported" million dollar advance sets a UH record...
Anyway, it's a relief to know the sky has been falling for centuries and it hasn't landed yet.

allison

Hey Mark, I just finished Clark's essay too. Do you know more about Eric's first novel being made into a movie? Is that happening? I cracked Vickram's Sacred Games but since I can't lug a 10 lb. book around in my purse it's gonna take awhile to finish that one. I wonder if his "reported" million dollar advance sets a UH record...
Anyway, it's a relief to know the sky has been falling for centuries and it hasn't landed yet.

J. Mark Bertrand

Hi Allison! Apart from the mention in the essay, I don't know anything about the movie version of East Bay Grease. It's a great novel, though, and deserves the celluloid treatment. As far as UH advances go, all I know is that I haven't done my bit to raise the bar. :)

Madison Richards

Great stuff Mark - lots to chew on and (hopefully) slowly digest.

Will check some of that out on your nod!

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