Simon Northouse is not a "New York Times" or "USA Today" bestselling author - hold that page - not!
He's not even big in Japan and everyone's big in Japan!
He has yet to be nominated for the Booker T & the MG's prize or the Aretha Franklin Award.
He is still waiting on a call from the Nobel Foundation to nominate him for the best work of fiction since Gladys Braitwaite's international bestseller, "My Bunion Just Exploded!"
The clock is ticking, guys and gals.
However, he ploughs on, in stoic fashion, with his writing.
If you enjoy stories that captivate, are grounded in a semblance of reality, characters that leap from the page, plots with more twists and turns than a contortionist's spine, tales of hope, and despair, filled with humour and emotion - then you may have found your next favourite author.
"Life, love, happiness and all the other crap that comes along with it... we march on..."