Jake Bell first declared his intention to become an author when he was seven years old— in a letter to Johnny Carson for reasons that somehow made sense to Jake at the time. His mother offered him one piece of advice in pursuing his dream: “Make sure you get a good day job.” In the years that followed, Jake found work as a TV sports anchor, a radio disc jockey, a stagehand, a movie studio intern, a file clerk at a law office, a bagel baker, a stockboy in a woman’s clothing store, a marketing consultant, a magician, a cameraman, and an amusement park bathroom cleaner.
Unfortunately, he wasn’t getting much writing done. So, during a stint of unemployment, he sat down and wrote SECRET IDENTITY CRISIS.
Jake lives in Phoenix, Arizona with his two kids, from whom he regularly poaches idea for his books.
Saturday, July 31, 2010 / /