James Wong built a billion-dollar software company with his childhood friend, Maria Cortez. He had everything until an ultra-rich investor stole control of his company with a shady contract. How do you fight the rich and powerful? In a video game, he would use a power-up to defeat the villain. Maria tells him there aren’t power-ups in real life, but James finds the ultimate power-up: become president.
Originally, I was afraid that many of my ridiculous subplots, like a presidential candidate with his own reality TV show, were too hard to believe. Then Trump ran for president, and the book became more plausible by the day. This political action comedy with make you laugh and think.
While I blend elements of a dozen genres, this is primarily a political action comedy with a complicated romance. Of all the books you read this year, this will be one you remember five years from now.
Decades ago, it was Star Wars that got me into writing. Who else would write a book on politics with multiple Star Wars references in the first chapter? I’ve been a storyteller all my life, honing my craft for decades. I shifted from screenplays to novels, which is why my writing style is so cinematic.
From working in IT at UCLA to coding on billion-dollar e-commerce systems for multiple Fortune 500 entertainment companies, I’ve worked in technology for almost a quarter century. I was a programmer in a small team that got awarded P.C. Magazine’s Editor’s Choice for Best Virtual Desktop.
I write novels and codes software in Los Angeles.