Call the Shots
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        I grew up in Hicksville, (that's right, Hicksville) New York. It's a town on Long Island that's basically Levittown-light. We had all the charm of the 1950s' cookie-cutter houses without the posh Levitt name.

        My mother, brother, sister, and I lived with my grandmother on Arrow Lane, a block and half away from Parkway Pool where my sister and I took swim lessons and practiced with our swim team.

        It was my mother and grandmother who instilled a love of reading in me. They always had a Stephen King or a James A. Michener novel going. Christmas and birthday presents were often Roald Dahl, C. S. Lewis, or Lloyd Alexander books.

        I must have been around nine when I decided that I wanted to be a writer. My first story was a very bad one called "The Battle Between Earth and Mars" (or some such). Many of the characters and storylines were borrowed from Star Wars and Star Trek (certainly not recommended). Upon reading the tale, a friend of the family suggested I try making up my own stories and, oddly enough, it completely freed up my imagination. I haven't stopped writing since (though, for a brief period of time I flirted with the idea of being a rock-and-roll god).

        After university, I moved to Los Angeles and started writing screenplays. I wrote them, but nobody read them. I wrote more of them. And still, nobody read them. In the meantime I got my teaching certificate through the LAUSD Intern program and taught third, fourth, and fifth grade.

        After years (approximately six) of waking up at 5:00 a.m. to get some writing in before work, someone finally read one of my scripts and bought it. Since then I've worked with Universal Studios, Paramount Pictures, Marvel Studios, the Disney Channel, and Lionsgate.


        Swim The Fly is my first novel and, as far as writing goes, it's the project I am most proud of. I had an enormous amount of fun working on it (even though, had it not been for my wife's persistence, it probably wouldn't exist).

        Though none of the things that happen in the book actually happened to me, I used a lot of my memories growing up (in Hicksville) and being on swim team for inspiration.

        My writing process is fairly simple: tea, headphones, music, a thousand words a day, try to make myself laugh.


        Three Things You Might Not Know About Me:

        1. I spend far too much time teaching my dog silly tricks.

        2. I collect game-worn hockey jerseys (yup, the smelly, sweaty jerseys that professional hockey players wear)

        3. It took a great deal of practice (and much coaching from one of my best friends in junior high) but forever more I can make fart sounds with my hands.

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And . . . action! As the uproarious trio returns, sensitive Sean takes the spotlight—scripting a low-low-budget film while fielding unexpected female fans. Coop is cooking up another sure-misfire scheme (big surprise), and this time the comedy plays out from Sean's point of view. What's the new master plan? Making a cheapo horror movie guaranteed to make Coop, Sean, and Matt filthy rich! It's a terrible idea, and Sean knows it. But he actually is desperate for cash—and for a way to wipe that big fat L off his girlfriend-less forehead. But when he agrees to write a script about the attack of zombie-vampire humanzees, he has no idea just how powerful a chick magnet this movie will be. Suddenly Sean is juggling not one but three interested ladies. There's his accidental-girlfriend-turned-psychotic-stalker, Evelyn. There's the wicked hot actress from drama class, Leyna, who seems willing to do anything to land the starring role. And even his twin sister's gothed-out best friend, Nessa, is looking at Sean in a whole new way. Will any of them wind up as Sean's true leading lady? Will Sean stop being a doormat and finally start calling the shots?

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