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|Born||Thurston David Fulmer
|Occupation||Writer, Journalist, Filmmaker|
Born Thurston David Fulmer, to Thurston (1924-2012) and Flora (née Prizzi) Fulmer (b. 1925) in Northumberland, Pennsylvania. He worked as a reporter and photographer at local newspapers during and after high school. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1971 and became a photographer in the USAREUR Intelligence Center in Heidelberg, Germany. In May 1972, his location was bombed by the Baader-Meinhof Gang and three of his co-workers were killed. He was married to Suzanne Leona Mercier from 1974-1979. He received a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Georgia State University in 1979. He currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia. He has one child, Italia Patricia, (b. July 2, 1996 in Atlanta), a Senior at the Dekalb School of the Arts in Decatur, Georgia, majoring in lighting design and creative writing. He married Sansanee Sermprungsuk, (b. November 29th, 1973 in New York City) on October 6th, 2013 in New Orleans.
As an author, Fulmer has written and published seven novels in the mystery-thriller genre since 2001, along with several short stories, and a novella. As a journalist, he has written about music and other subjects for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Southline, Atlanta Magazine, City Life, Markee, Georgia Music Magazine, Blues Access, Il Giornale, Goodlife, Advertising Age, The Atlanta Tribune, Creative Loafing, and BackStage. He has also worked as a welder, a display fabricator, and a bartender.
Fulmer wrote and produced the documentary Blind Willie's Blues (1997), which Video Librarian called “nothing less than the economic, social, and historical evolution of America's indigenous music.” He also wrote and produced the Americana audio series for National Public Radio (NPR) affiliate WABE-FM and WMLB-AM, both in Atlanta. He is the co-producer of "Piano Red - The Lost Atlanta Tapes," a CD collection by rock-and-roll legend Piano Red, released in August, 2010 on Landslide Records. During his freelance career, he worked as a welder, a renovation carpenter, a set-builder, and a bartender. As a communications professional, he worked in the motorsports industry as Media Director for the Panoz Schools and Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia (1988–1999). He has been a writing instructor since 2005, teaching fiction and non-fiction classes and workshops at the Center for Southern Literature, Agnes Writes, and the Reading Room at Eagle Eye Book Shop, and with the Atlanta Writers Club.
In 2001, Fulmer’s first novel, Chasing the Devil’s Tail, was released by Poisoned Pen Press. Harcourt Books purchased the paperback rights in 2003, and then contracted with Fulmer for five more novels. Two of Fulmer’s novels won national literary awards: Chasing the Devil’s Tail won the Shamus Award (2002)  and Rampart Street won the Benjamin Franklin Award (2007). His novel The Blue Door was nominated for the 2009 Shamus Award for Best Novel. Fulmer’s work has received high praise from such publications as Publishers Weekly, The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Boston Globe, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The San Francisco Chronicle, Booklist, Library Journal, and Kirkus Reviews.
- Chasing the Devil's Tail (Hardcover), Poisoned Pen Press, November 2001; A Valentin St. Cyr mystery
- Chasing the Devil's Tail (Trade paperback), Harcourt Books, June 2003; Japanese and Italian translations, September 2002. French translation, September 2008; Blackstone Audiobook, May 2007; A Valentin St. Cyr mystery
- Jass (Hardcover), Harcourt Books, January 2005 (Trade paperback), January 2006; French translation May 2010; A Valentin St. Cyr mystery
- Rampart Street (Hardcover), Harcourt Books, January 2006; (Trade paperback) January 2007; BBC America Audiobook, January 2006; French translation, October 2011; A Valentin St. Cyr mystery
- The Dying Crapshooter's Blues (Hardcover), Harcourt Books, January 2007; (Trade paperback) January 2008; Recorded Books Audiobook
- The Blue Door (Hardcover), Harcourt Books, January 2008; (Trade paperback) January 2009; Turkish translation, May 2011
- Lost River (Hardcover), Harcourt Books, November 2008; A Valentin St. Cyr mystery
- The Fall (Trade paperback), Bang Bang Lulu Editions, March 2010; Blackstone Audiobook, March 2011
- The Night Before (ebook and trade paperback novella), Bang Bang Lulu Editions, November 2012;
- Will You Meet Me in Heaven?? (Historical Drama) To be published
- Anthracite" (Crime drama) To be published
- The Iron Angel (Storyville mystery) In progress.
- black cat bone, Blues Access, Spring 1997
- Back o' Town Blues, Flesh and Blood, 2003
- Algiers, New Orleans Noir, Akashic Books, April 2007
Magazines and Newspapers
Since 1985, Fulmer has contributed to periodicals including The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, BackStage, Blues Access, City Life, Paste Magazine, The Atlanta Tribune, Southline, Atlanta Magazine, Creative Loafing, Advertising Age, Business Atlanta, Il Giornale and various trade publications.
Chasing the Devil’s Tail
- Winner, AudioFile Earphones Award, 2008
- Nominee, 2004 Falcon Award
- Borders Books "Best of 2003 List"
- Nominee, 2001 LA Times Book Prize
- Winner, 2002 Shamus Award
- Nominee, 2001 Barry Awards
- "Best New Series," Booklist
- "Best of 2001 List," January Magazine
- "Hottest Beach Read" (Summer 2003) Books Read Lately
- 2006 Georgia Author of the Year Award for Fiction
- "Best of 2005 List" - Library Journal
- "Best of 2005 List" - The St. Louis Post-Dispatch
- "Best of 2005 List" - Deadly Pleasures Magazine
- 2007 Benjamin Franklin Award for Adult Fiction Audiobook
- New York Magazine "Best Novel You've Never Read"
The Dying Crapshooter's Blues
- "Ice Pick of the Month" - BookList, January 2007
The Blue Door
- "2008 Best of the Shelf" - Atlanta Magazine
- Nomination for "2009 Shamus Award for Best Novel"
- "`Blind Willie's' story heads for small screen". The Atlanta Journal and The Atlanta Constitution. 1993-01-21.
- "The Private Eye Writers of America and The Shamus Awards". Thrillingdetective.com. Retrieved 2012-02-14.
- "IBPA, the Independent Book Publishers Association". Ibpa-online.org. Retrieved 2012-02-14.
- CHASING THE DEVIL'S TAIL. Publishers Weekly.248. 42 (15 Oct. 2001): p49.
- Taylor, Ihsan. Paperback Row. The New York Times Book Review.(11 Mar. 2007): Book Review Desk: p28(L). Rampart Street
- Anderson, Patrick (2008-02-25). "Evocative Scenes Of the Crime". Washingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2012-02-14.
- "Tom Anderson Topics Page - USATODAY.com". Content.usatoday.com. 2012-02-07. Retrieved 2012-02-14.
- "Boston.com Local Search - Boston Globe Archives". Nl.newsbank.com. 2005-01-10. Retrieved 2012-02-14.
- Lee, David (2009-02-15). "Atlanta News, Sports, Atlanta Weather, Business News". ajc.com. Retrieved 2012-02-14.
- Reviewed by June Sawyers (2006-01-08). "Sex, death and gumbo". Sfgate.com. Retrieved 2012-02-14.
- Ott, Bill. Lost River. Booklist.105. 6 (15 Nov. 2008): p20.
- Vicarel, Jo Ann. Mystery. Library Journal.132. 20 (1 Dec. 2007): p91. The Blue Door
- Fulmer, David: Lost River. Kirkus Reviews.(1 Oct. 2008):
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- New Orleans Noir - Julie Smith - Google Boeken. Books.google.com. Retrieved 2012-02-14.