The Origin of the Story
Sugar-Baby Bridge is a story I have wanted to tell for some time. The original idea for the story came to me in the summer of 2001 when I went on a trip with a friend to Lake Tahoe. Spending so much time on the road, in the quiet of the car, my mind began to expand a story about a two men of different ages and income backgrounds and the conflicts that might arise within their relationship. I wanted the story I told to be tangible, believable, and riddled with ambiguity instead of a clean cut fantasy about an older man who had, in essence, hired himself a lover. 

The writing of the book has been a labor of love for me. Through it I have found a way to create a social dialogue set in context. My ultimate hope is that readers can pick up this book and be entertained by the story but also can dissect the choices, consequences, and realities of the world the novel depicts. 

The primary focus of my writing is the exploration of identity. Brad has is a wonderful vehicle for doing this as he is always questioning his own and attempting to explain and justify what he sees in others. I hope that everyone who reads Sugar-baby Bridge can see something of themselves in Brad and the characters of the world which he inhabits. 

I would like to add also that the creation of this work would not have been possible without the help of certain people who are dear to me. Ray Galas, my best friend, encouraged me to expand my craft and coaxed me into pursuing the writing of long-form fiction. My mother has been vitally supportive of me creatively ever since I wrote my first poem in 4th grade, for that I am in her debt. Jack Law, Anne Royer, Durrel Douthit, and Abe Kanamu have all been watchful over me as I’ve grown and adapted to a world, at times, I have been at odds with. Janelle Wilbanks, my dear dear friend and companion in the arts has graciously been a sounding board for concept ideas and a diligent editor, helping me revise virtually ever piece of fiction I have created since 2006. Thank all of you, I love you for all that you have done for me. SugarbabyBridge.htmlSugarbabyBridge.htmlSugarbabyBridge.htmlshapeimage_6_link_0shapeimage_6_link_1