Neal A. Yeager is a long-time indie author, musician and (sometimes) filmmaker who splits his time between L.A. and Durango, Colorado.
He is the author of the novels The 33rd Year and non-Hollywood, the novella The Next Seattle and a collection of short stories entitled Tethered to Nothing.
Neal has also written a large amount of music in his day. His solo work includes Nine and Two Thirds, Sparse and The Last Gasp of Juan Diego del Fuego. He also recorded The Days That Matter with the band Travertine Saints and Polite Revolution, The Righteous Act and Casual Rebels with the band Casual Rebels.
He is also the writer/director of the independent feature film Venice Disciple.
Living in Los Angeles, a few million strangers have one thing in common: they want to make it in the entertainment business. From actors to indie film types, from rock & rollers to models -- they're here pursuing dreams, working day jobs, and rallying behind the cry of "I deserve to be famous, dammit!" With equal parts humor and empathy, Neal A. Yeager tells the story of four of these souls.
What is the path to enlightenment? Biblical characters would roam the desert for 40 days and 40 nights. Nietzsche's Zarathurstra lived in a cave. Budha shed all of his possessions. But how in the world would this kind of thing work now, in our modern world in a major city? The novel The 33rd Year paints a picture of one man's difficult and unique philosophical quest--its rewards and its costs.
In the days just before the rise of the Internet a music scene begins in the small Midwestern city of Terre Haute, Indiana and the local club owner has a fierce vision of the town becoming the next Seattle. But there is a long way to go for these scruffy upstarts. Some obstacles: a big-time music journalist with motivational difficulties, antics of the musicians and a politician out to make a name