Ches Smith is a former seminary student turned agnostic atheist with a degree in Biblical studies and half a Master of Divinity degree. To kill time until his inevitable demise, he works to support his family as a computer technician and writes to support his mental well-being. He lives in Houston, Texas, with his wife, Silvia, and their three children, Sarah, Cristian, and Max.
The Author is Dead
A failed suicide, a failed writer, and a failed husband, Ches is tragically depressed–that is, until he finds his muse in punk rocker/ militia-marketer/ free-spirited Thalia. Ches is haunted by Thalia's ghost–or perhaps a hallucination–and grows obsessed with writing her story...but due to his increasingly erratic behavior, he is quickly self-destructing. The pressures of public school IT work, a middle school revolution, an ex-wife, a crazed father, and an emotional crime spree culminate in a fantastic meta twist, creating a surprising end to this fabulously witty dark comedy.
October 1, 2018