Chad Hautmann was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and received an M.A. in creative writing from Florida State University. He is a part-time college English teacher and freelance writer whose work has appeared in a number of commercial and literary magazines and video documentaries. Magic And Grace is his second novel. His first novel, Billie's Ghost, was published by Penguin Books in 2004. Chad lives in Naples, Florida, with his wife and two children.
"Quirky and funny and heartfelt and rich... Compulsively readable... fast-paced plot, subtly deep"
A lively and life-affirming tale set against the backdrop of a beachside holiday town in Florida.
Naples resident Gibb Chapman moves in across the street from his ex-wife and daughter to try and win them both back. But Gibb's seemingly simple plan is quickly stymied by forces beyond his control.