John Terracuso spent most of the 1980s working in New York City as an advertising copywriter. He then moved to HBO Home Video as creative services manager, followed by a stint in the New York PBS press office.
John has worked on several documentary and independent films, and wrote, produced, and directed the video short "It’s Someone’s Wonderful Life." John also wrote the pilot and several early episodes of "In the Life," the pioneering LGBT news and variety program seen nationwide on PBS stations. He is currently a freelance writer and fundraising consultant.
John has written four screenplays, including an adaptation of "The Traveler" in collaboration with the play’s author, Jean-Claude van Itallie.
John grew up on Long Island and graduated from Fairfield University in 1979. He lives in San Diego with Wendell Wyatt. They were married in 2014 on the seventeenth anniversary of the day they met.
A FOOL AMONG FOOLS is his first novel.
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A Fool Among Fools
by John Terracuso
It's 1986 and Michael Gregoretti is a struggling copywriter at a big New York ad agency, trapped on accounts no one else will touch. Toss in one insane boss, a sweet and sassy gal pal, a dreamboat boyfriend with cold feet, a wisecracking roommate and what might be the worst TV commercials ever made, and you've got a witty, wonderful story that will keep you laughing until the very last page.
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