About Jerry

J. F. Freedman is a New York Times best-selling novelist who has been published in over twenty countries world-wide. He has received rave accolades from The New York Times Book Review, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Booklist, Library Journal, and from such authors as Stephen King, Dorothy Allison, Larry Brown, and Robert Parker.

He is also an award-winning writer, producer, and director of over twenty theatrical and television movies, as well as The X-Files, MacGyver, and many other television series. He and his wife live on the central California coast.

new novel

Wed May 11, 06:53 PM

New Mexico novel is coming along well. Lots of complicated story lines and characters. Going to Santa Fe soon to do more research. Hope to finish Fall 2016.

recent activity

Tue Sep 29, 02:18 PM

I am well into my new legal thriller, which is set in New Mexico, where my first novel, Against The Wind, took place. Sometimes the writing flows, and this is one of those times. It’s always a good feeling when that happens. For me, it means I have my story under control and can let it fly. I’m hoping to finish it in early Spring.

Last week I saw a movie called 99 Homes. It was terrific in every regard. Exciting and timely. The directing was some of the best I’ve seen in a long time, and the acting, led by Michael Shannon and Andrew Garfield, was terrific. It’s a small movie and could get lost in the autumn rush when all the big ones come out, so I hope whoever reads this searches it out and goes to see it. It reminded me of another excellent movie I saw last year, A Most Violent Year, which has all the elements you look for, but was overwhelmed by bigger studio movies. I hope this new film gets a fair chance.

Back to writing.