New Jersey native Bill Mesce, Jr. is an author of fiction
and non-fiction, as well as a screenwriter and playwright.
His first novel, The Advocate, won in the novel-writing category of the Americas Best competition, and was followed by two equally-acclaimed sequels, Officer of the Court and The Defender, as well as the non-fiction works Peckinpahs Women: A Reappraisal of the Portrayal of Women in the Period Westerns of Sam Peckinpah and Artists on the Art of Survival: Observations on Frustration, Perspiration, and Inspiration for the Young Artist.
His screenwriting credits include Road Ends, starring Dennis Hopper and Mariel Hemingway, and uncredited work on Brian DePalmas political thriller Blow Out. His plays include A Jersey Cantata, which was named one of the best new plays to debut in New Jersey in the 97-98 season, and an award-winning stage adaptation of The Advocate.
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