As you know, this month I’m running a special feature entitled “Author Spotlight”. Today I’m showcasing Timothy Gager, the author of Grand Slams: A Coming of Age Story.
Armed with a wonderfully cheeky webpage, his novel has received excellent praise.
“Timothy Gager brings his uniquely comic and inventive intelligence to this endearing story about a handful of ne’er do wells, misfits, and wounded souls with names like Dye-haired Bob and Kayak Kenny, all of whom are trapped in an unrelenting eddy of work, overdue bills, and misconstrued love at Grand Slams restaurant in Massachusetts. At the center is Sugar, a beautiful, smart young woman who has tried, unsuccessfully, to dull the pain of living with sexual escapism and excessive cocaine use. Even as you are laughing out loud, there’s a deeper wisdom that infuses even the most unsavory characters in this tale told in brisk vignettes. Gager’s memorable novel blends sardonic humor with compassion.”
~ Jessica Keener, author of the national bestselling novel, Night Swim
I always like to start with the same question for my authors. How did you discover your passion for writing?