Geographic Connection to Pennsylvania: Northumberland, Northumberland County
Award winning author David Fulmer lived in Northumberland.
Awards: Ben Franklin Award for Adult Fiction Audiobook, Seamus Award, AudioFile Golden Earphones Award, Georgia Author of the Year Award for Fiction
David Fulmer, born on April 3, 1950 to a teacher and a homemaker, gravitated towards journalism and writing at a young age. After being drafted into the U.S. Army and later receiving a Bachelors of Science in Communication from Georgia State University, Fulmer worked as a journalist and eventually began writing novels. His Storyville mystery books have received many awards and have helped establish Fulmer as a prominent mystery writer.
David Fulmer was born on April 3, 1950 to Thurston Fulmer, a teacher, and Flora Prizzi Fulmer, a homemaker. He has one sister, Karen Mertz. While attending Shikellamy High School in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, Fulmer worked as a reporter and photographer for a local newspaper. In 1971, he was drafted into the U.S. Army, where became a photographer in the USAREUR Intelligence Center in Heidelberg, Germany. He later received a Bachelors of Science degree in Communications from Georgia State University. In 1974, Fulmer married Suzanne Mercier; the two later divorced in 1979. They had one child, a daughter named Italia Patracia, whom Fulmer currently lives with in Atlanta, Georgia.
Fulmer's first novel, Chasing the Devil's Tail, came out in 2001. This story, featuring private detective Valentin in Storyville and his struggle to solve a murder and protect his friend's reputation, proved to be a hit, winning awards such as the 2002 Shamus Award and AudioFile Golden Earphones Award in 2008, while receiving nominations for various others. His second book, Jass, was the next in the Storyville mystery series and was published in 2005. This book landed in theGeorgia Author of the Year Award for Fiction in 2006. The Storyville mysteries includes two more novels, one entitled Rampart Street, which was released in 2006 and won the Benjamin Franklin Award for Adult Fiction Audiobook in 2007, and Lost River which was published in 2008.
Not all of Fulmer's books focus on the Storyville mysteries. He has five other novels that include The Dying Crapshooter's Blues in 2007; The Blue Door in 2008; the Last Time, an ebook released in 2009; The Fall in 2011; and his most recent ebook novella, The Night Before in 2011. His work has received high praise from publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, Booklist and USA Today.
Although Fulmer is known for his mystery novels, he also worked as a journalist for various newspapers, including The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Magazine, The Atlanta Tribune and City Life. He has also written and produced an audio series for National Public Radio (NPR) and is co-producer of Piano Red - The Lost Atlanta Tapes, a CD collection that was released in 2010. He has been a writing instructor since 2005, teaching fiction and non-fiction classes and workshops in Atlanta.
Fulmer currently lives in Atlanta Georia with daughter, Italia., where he continues to work as a freelance writer and producer. His latest novel, Anthracite , will be released in April 2012.
Chasing the Devil's Tail (Hardcover), Poisoned Pen Press, November 2001
Jass (Hardcover), Harcourt Books, January 2005 (Trade paperback), January 2006
Rampart Street (Hardcover), Harcourt Books, January 2006
The Dying Crapshooter's Blues (Hardcover), Harcourt Books, January 2007
The Blue Door (Hardcover), Harcourt Books, January 2008
Lost River (Hardcover), Harcourt Books, November 2008
The Last Time (Kindle ebook), Stay Thirsty Press, June 2009
The Fall (Trade paperback), Five Stones Press, March 2010
The Night Before (e-book novella), Five Stones Press, October 2011