Lee Isogai Williams’ father once advised him to live life in reverse, traveling young and working in those later, sedentary years...
Lee has fulfilled the first half of the suggestion in a series of feats: circling the globe (11 months); bicycling Atlantic to Pacific (eight weeks); kayaking Miami Beach to Baltimore (10 weeks); and walking Madrid to Lisbon (4 weeks). All the while writing. Feverishly writing.
While living in reverse, Lee has earned an M.A. in Spanish from Middlebury College and a Ph.D. in Romance Studies from the University of Miami. A Fulbright fellowship to Uruguay, too.
Lee married a Japanese flamenco dancer, tardily, and they have two darling children, splitting time between Kyushu and South Florida.
His novels include Author of Destiny: Also Known as the Ochoa Case; The Lifeguard Murders: A South Beach Story; and Clickety Clack, Clickety Clack: Abe Lincoln’s Train Done Jumped the Track.
Clickety Clack, Clickety Clack: Abe Lincoln’s Train Done Jumped the Track posits the Lincoln assassination and American Civil War as counter history. The novel’s troupe of modern-day actors visits Surratt Boardinghouse, Appomattox, the Garrett Farm (where assassin Booth were killed), and Ford’s Theatre. They reenact iconic scenes, hyping the theatrical aspects of each. situations.