Allow me to introduce myself...

Screenplays, Novels, Novellas, & Short Stories
Noir, Mystery, Hardboiled & Other Fiction
Screenplays Short Stories Books


Jack Halliday is a published author & optioned/
award-winning screenwriter,
with over thirty-five years of experience
in radio, television and print media;
including, but not limited to:


  •  "The Big Bluff" -- New Noir Mystery Novel, Solstice Publishing --Spring 2018
  •  "Don't Bank On It" (flash fiction) -- Inaugural Issue, Black Cat Mystery  Magazine, Wildside Press -- 2017
  •  "The Woman in the Elevator" -- After The Pause -- September 2017
  •  "Finding Phyllis" -- Wildside Press -- date TBA
  •  "I Live Two Lives!" (flash fiction) -- The Story Shack -- 18 September 2017
  •   "Remembering Leonard" (digital anthology) -- Wildside Press --  2018


Contest winner:

  •, 22nd Annual Film Festival Contest -- 1st place, 2017, Crime-Drama category -- The Queen City Murders
  •, 21st Annual Film Festival Contest -- 4th place, 2016, Horror Feature category -- Tomorrow is Another Day (alternate title: The Closet)

Contest finalist:

bullet (semi-finalist, 2017, Cinematic Short Story Contest) -- Finding Phyllis
bullet (quarter-finalist, 2017, Cinematic Short Story Contest -- The Burning Man
bullet (quarter-finalist, 2016, Inaugural Short Story Contest) -- Swan Song
bullet (sadly, ceased operation 2015) -- Moonlight and Roses
bullet (sadly, ceased operation 2014) -- The Green Man

Honorable mention:

  • (honorable mention, 2016 Horror Hotel Screenplay Contest) The Green Man
  •   The Writer's Journal (honorable mention) -- Moonlight and Roses


bullet  Book, 12th Mystery Double (Kawanga, and Swan Song and Other Mystery Stories) , published by Wildside Press
bullet  Short story, Moonlight and Roses, published in Issue #44 of Hardboiled Magazine
bullet  Short story, Black Sunrise, in The Detective Megapack
bullet  Short stories, Bedhead Fred's Redhead's Dead, Room 801, and Rainy Tuesday, published in The Noir Mystery Megapack



bullet  "Jack Halliday is one of the brightest new stars in mystery fiction. It's hard to imagine the field in ten years without picturing him as its vital center." -- John Gregory Betancourt, Award-Winning Author,  Publisher of Wildside Press
bullet "Jack, I'd be happy to be a part of any film you had a hand in writing." Richard Norton, Australian action star, martial artist (Mad Max: Fury Road, Jackie Chan's Mr. Nice Guy).
bullet "I have known Halliday for years, and I am a real fan of his noir fiction. He has a number of good scripts, but his Queen City Murders is a classic of the genre, and is ripe for a feature film - and possibly a TV series."  Ray Nikolaison, Producer, Reel Frog Films, LLC
bullet  "Jack, you've got carte-blanche with me: I'll issue a contract for any writing that you want to do." The late Robert Reginald, editor, Borgo Press Imprint of Wildside Press.
bullet  "I enjoy your style of writing, and feel you are a gifted author." Nanda Rao, co-producer, The Vault (starring James Franco).
bullet  "Jack, thanks for letting me see Swan Song: good story and good writing, lots of good things here, just too long for the magazine. I'll get your story "Moonlight and Roses" into a future issue of Hardboiled." Gary Lovisi, editor/publisher, Hardboiled Magazine, Gryphon Books

Screenwriting Representation:

Ray Cavaleri
Cavaleri and Associates Talent & Literary Agency
3500 W. Olive Ave. #300
Burbank, CA 91502

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