After a career in marketing and sales, I'm finally pursuing a lifelong dream - to write a novel. I completed a two-year novel writing program at Stanford, which provided the germ of a story that morphed into the book I'm now preparing to publish. I live with my wife and two dogs in Palo Alto, have four grown, independent children, and spend free time cooking and reading. I tell myself regularly that time spent working "for the man" provided the grist, the character, that is now manifesting in stories. I'm ready, at this later stage, to share my experience with the universe. I pray for readers.