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 can all be found in L.A. pursuing their dreams, working their 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: Sarah is a fantastic actress who, after 37 Hollywood auditions, hasn't landed even a small role due to the fact that she doesn't look like a model. Icon is a brilliant but shy independent filmmaker with a vision. She does the film school thing during the day, works on her own independent film projects in her free time and habitually pops antacids while wrestling the doubts and insecurities of a highly creative intelligent person. Terrance has, for all of his life, been told that he looks like a movie star. He always thought he knew how to become an actor and by all accounts he has what it takes to be the Next Big Thing. And Sean? Well, Sean is a musician who knows that it's all in who you know...
A novel for the fans of the underdog, non-Hollywood takes the reader through the life of those struggling on the outside and on the fringes of show business.
You can purchase non-Hollywood from Amazon and other online booksellers.
Drawing comparisons to other literary and philosophical novels such as Zen and the Art of Mortorcycle Maintenance and Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment, The 33rd Year follows the struggles of a man trying to find something more in a world not set up to allow it.
The 33rd Year was Neal's first novel (and still his personal favorite) and can be purchased at Amazon.com..
In the days just before the rise of the internet, a music scene begins in the small Midwestern city of Terre Haute, Indiana.
A local club owner has a fierce vision of the town becoming the next Seattle. But there is a long way to go to get from a haven for scruffy upstarts to international fame.
Some of the obstacles: a big-time music journalist with motivational difficulties, the antics of the musicians and their fans, a politician looking to make a name and the club owner's own personal drive.
Throughout it all, the music flows, but will that be enough?
In the age of Trump and Twitter and children separated at the border, 3 college-town musicians -- a contemplative songwriter, a punk and a hippie -- form a club to write protest songs against the current administration and to seek out like-minded souls.
Using a unique blend of current events, song lyrics, political debate and humor the novel Political Music Club tells the story of 3 individual voices trying to make a change in a very big world.
Political Music Club can be purchased at Amazon.com.