In 2005, at the age of 34, I decided to start my first novel. I wrote short stories and made films during my teenage years. Then, during college at San Francisco State, I wrote a screenplay which was produced as a feature film called The Lost Cause, which made it as far as a minor Bay Area film festival. The experience writing The Lost Cause left me disappointed, discouraged and a little bored with the creative process... and for the next dozen years I focused my energies in other pursuits: working as a journalism, learning foreign languages, traveling the world, jumping into the Internet entrepreneurial boom. Most importantly, I met and fell in love with my wife. Sharing a life with her has been the most wonderful thing that ever happened to me.
The Fugitive Grandma started as an hobby... something to do in airport lobbies during business travel for my day job. The book took about 3 years to complete. Then another year was spent sending out query letters to agents and publishers. I never did find anyone who was willing to go further than the query letter and actually take a look at the manuscript.
In the meantime, with the e-book boom of the past couple years, I've published two more novels. But friends and family have never stopped urging me to get The Fugitive Grandma into print. So here it is.