We are pleased to announce that Gather member Terrence McCauley is the Grand Prize winner of the truTV “Search for the Next Great Crime Writer Contest.”Â For his book, Prohibition, Terrence wins a publishing and distribution contract with Borders, including a $5,000 cash advance.Â The Grand Prize Judging Panel included bestselling crime fiction authors David Baldacci, Sandra Brown, and Harlan Coben; Bill Adams and Cathy Lashinsky from Borders, Inc.; Tom Gerace, Founder & CEO of Gather.com; and Jason Valentzas, Vice President of Consumer Marketing with truTV.
Terrence is a proud life-long New Yorker.Â He was born and raised in the Bronx and graduated from Fordham University with a B.A. in Political Science.Â He has more than 12 years of extensive economic development and government affairs experience.Â Mr. McCauley is currently employed at Metro-North Railroad, the second largest commuter railroad in the United States.Â An avid reader and writer, Mr. McCauley currently resides in wonderful Wassaic, New York with his wife Rita.
We will be holding a live chat with Terrence this week.Â Stay tuned!
To help spread good cheer, we invite you to share your best wishes and congratulations with Terrence.Â Your Gather username and wishes may be included in the published book’s acknowledgement.
Prohibition is set in 1930 New York City.Â The country has already begun its long, downhill slide into the Great Depression.Â People are losing their jobs.Â Breadlines are growing longer by the day.Â People are getting desperate and not even the underworld is immune.Â Archie Doyle has controlled the most powerful mob on the east coast for almost a decade, but his organization is starting to lose power fast.Â As desperate times call for desperate measures, Doyle draws up a bold scheme that, if successful, will make his criminal empire more powerful than he ever dared to dream.
We would like to extend a special thank you to all of our finalistsâ€”your talent made this a very difficult decision for the judges.Â And thank you to everyone who participated in this competition and who helped make the truTV “Search for the Next Great Crime Writer Contest” such a success.