Author’s notes: Big or small, some have an adventure gene that at times begs to chuck it all, hit the open road, allowing life to unfold one day at a time, as an ironical and chaotic world would see fit. I have no statistics to bear this out, but imagine nowadays it’s a minute percentage who take such risks with no certainty of reward. I’m not in that minute percentage, so therefore have created a character to do my dirty work, live the fantasy…to be a game changer!
I’m of no particular faith, nor do I have a singular conviction in such matters. Although, when reading The Prodigy of Saint Pete’s I will call upon the atheists in the room to take a leap of faith. It is through faith that Andy can begin his journey. It is through faith that he survives.
Michael De Stefano lives in New Jersey with his wife Kathryn, a retired air force major; son Andrew, a cross-country runner and varsity wrestler for Cinnaminson High School; and two Maltese puppies. He plans to share many more novels in the future.