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Joel Turner
Pennsylvania

I am a writer of fiction and have published a dozen or so short stories. I am looking for an agent for the novel described below.



This writer is looking for an agent
SKILLS
Writing, Fiction writing
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
General fiction, Suspense/thriller
MOST RECENT PROJECTS
My short fiction has appeared in US and UK journals, including Ambit, 3AM Magazine, New Millennium Writings, Mobius, Proof and The Medulla Review. My dystopian novella “The Fisheye Incident” was serialized by Ambit in 2000. Last year, I had stories published in Red Fez and The Eunoia Review. Samples of my work can be found at my website, joeleturner.wordpress.com.
PROJECTS ON OFFER/ PROPOSALS AVAILABLE
I am seeking representation for a crime novel with a comic slant set in the early 1980's at the Jersey Shore.

In WILDWOOD EXIT, an Irish-American bartender, John McGinty, aka Ginty, takes over as manager of a restaurant in Wildwood owned by a friend from South Philly, Lou Scolletta, who has just fired the prior manager for dipping in the till.

Ginty soon becomes enmeshed in a dangerous family squabble involving theft, drug-dealing, a wandering wife and a junkie son. When Lou gets an anonymous blackmail note fingering him in a drug-smuggling operation, and this scheme converges with the disappearance of his son and his wife’s secretive journeys to Cape May, Ginty becomes the trusted confidante of each of the Scolletta’s, and must decide who among this disloyal bunch deserves his loyalty.