Chase Taylor Hackett was raised on a farm in the Midwest--far from his current home in New York City. He has written most of his professional life, nearly all of it in musical theatre, culminating in a show opening on Broadway. Unfortunately, two weeks later that show closed on Broadway.
Not long ago, he woke up one morning with a couple characters in his head, who, try as he might to convince them, refused to become a musical comedy. He wondered if he could possibly work them up into a novel, but, never having tried to write one before, he didn’t have a clue where to begin.