First-time novelist Dan Chabot spent 35 years in the newspaper business as a writer, editor and columnist, so he is comfortable writing about big-city newsrooms, the primary setting for his inspirational tale of love and loss, despair and redemption.
He grew up in Ontonagon, Michigan, and worked for several newspapers before joining the staff of the Milwaukee Journal. For many years he was the editor of the Journal's popular and beloved Green Sheet feature section.
"This story had been rattling around in my head for a long time," Chabot says. "At the urging of my family, I finally pried it out of there.
"The incident at the heart of the story, a disastrous funeral service, is something that actually happened to a friend of mine a long time ago."
Chabot and his wife, Mary Ellen, now reside in Florida. They are the parents of three grown sons and just recently welcomed a fifth grandchild.
We invite you to pull up a comfortable chair and explore his inspirational love story...