My new novel, Such Stuff as Dreams
Such Stuff As Dreams
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A struggling Hollywood Golden Age screenwriter collaborates with the world's greatest playwright.
It’s 1936 and Hollywood screenwriter Joe Holliday has a secret. He can see and communicate with ghosts. But because of a difficult childhood, he has long suppressed his ability.
When the mercurial head of Apex Studios tasks him with writing a modern version of a Shakespeare play, Joe gradually regains his ability. Reopening himself to the spirit world brings him into contact with an old acquaintance—someone from his very distant past. This persistent, and very illustrious, spirit has a different writing task for him—some unfinished business the two had embarked upon over 400 years ago.
When these two tasks ultimately come into conflict, Joe is forced to choose. It is a decision that will have far-reaching, life-changing consequences.
Peopled with imagined and real characters, such as Clark Gable and Carole Lombard, and a very famous writer, Such Stuff as Dreams is part ghost story, part tale of “Hollywood’s Golden Age,” and part chronicle of a man’s journey through the buffeting winds of love, change, loyalty and things remembered.
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A mystery novelist. A tormented physicist. A metaphysical adventure.
In the early 1950s, the People's Republic of China invaded and annexed Tibet, forever altering the country's political and social landscape. For mystery writer Taylor Hamilton and his wife, Kate, these events seem part of a remote, forgotten past. Having fled San Francisco for the quiet of a small, coastal town, all Taylor wants to do is surf and write mysteries.
But for Taylor's neighbor, an old man named Havelock Rowland, the invasion of Tibet—and its bloody aftermath—are forever emblazoned on his psyche. Reclusive and secretive, Havelock is a retired physicist who lives alone with an immense black dog and harbors a complicated and painful personal history.
Gradually but inexorably, Taylor is drawn into Havelock's world of Tibetan metaphysics, and soon the past clashes with the present as strange events emerge to overtake the picturesque coastal town. A dangerous animal and a mysterious young man begin to threaten the area's inhabitants.
From the Chinese takeover of Tibet in the early 1950s to present-day San Francisco, Big Sur, and Northern California, Mind Fields is a story of adventure, loss, mysticism, and ultimately, the importance of friendship and connection.