is like a weekend getaway in Marin County: a very enjoyable way to spend your time. - Stan Chervin, screenwriter of Moneyball
"I laughed my ass off, and then at times stopped and felt a sadness, almost like I was actually Henry Griffin, haunted by the ghost of a childhood girlfriend, left wondering how perfect life could have been." - Frank Turner Hollonauthor of Life Is A Strange Place which became the movie Barry Munday."Jeb writes a quintessentially male story here,but inserts a couple of strong, independent, intelligent femalecharacters into his protagonist's life to keep him honest and, of course,ultimately save his sorry a**. Jeb's creativity seeps into everything hedoes, but this may be a pinnacle; he is one heck of a story teller. Read it!" -Bonnie Hayes, award-winnersinger/songwriter, producer and performer.
From the Author
I got the idea to write a story about an artist that fakes his own death to drive up the value of his paintings, then returns in disguise and continues to paint, way back in 1998. During a lull in work while IBM was transferring a bunch of folks from one division to another I wrote the first draft. After a few reworks an agent picked it up and shopped it. Then she died - actually she faked her own death and turned out to be a con artist. I got another agent and over the course of the next two years we worked on it. After he shopped it in 2006 to no avail he quit the fiction business to run the family funeral home. Meanwhile I wrote three more novels, Learning to Limbo
, Chasing Byron
and Bury Me With My Lazy Boy
, none of which have been published yet. In 2010 a friend passed the manuscript of Hack
along to a small independent publisher who picked it up immediately. It came out 13 years after I wrote the first draft in August, 2012. Learning to Limbo
is in search of an agent and if one doesn't pick it up another small independent publisher will run with it. I'm currently working on The Healing of Howard Brown
which is certain to be an award-winning bestseller. Right?
Jeb Harrison March 2014