In between games of Mario Kart and whiffle-ball I managed to attend a few classes as an undergrad at Columbia University. One of these classes was a creative writing workshop where I discovered that I enjoyed making people laugh with stories based on the drunken antics of my friends and I. After graduating college I continued to live and work in New York City while taking post graduate writing classes in an attempt to better learn the craft.
One night I found myself seated between Lindsay Lohan's mom and Angelina from the “Jersey Shore,” at a party that Khloe Kardashian was being paid an obscene amount of money to host. It was hilarious to see these people being fawned over as if they were Oscar winners or respected heads of state.
It occurred to me that this reality TV world where despicable people become instantly famous for nothing was ripe for satire and that it could serve as the setting for my first novel. “Reality TV and Hookers” is told from the narrative perspective of an amoral, egotistical television producer staging a Super Bowl of seduction. He creates a “The Bachelor” style dating competition where the bachelor Jacoby isn't aware that half the women vying for his hand are actually hookers.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing as an undergrad at Columbia University.
What's the story behind your latest book?
What would happen if half the girls on "The Bachelor" were actually hookers and no one told good old Juan Pablo? This is the question I attempt to humorously in my novel.
“Reality TV and Hookers” is a satire of the reality television industry told from the narrative perspective of an unnamed producer recounting the tale of his greatest ratings success. He tests the viewing public’s appetite for sex, sleaze, and controversy by adding this major twist to the traditional Bachelor format.