Chase Taylor Hackett was raised on a farm in the Midwest — far from his current home in New York City. After writing for the theatre (under a different name), he turned to fiction, having no idea how to write a novel. Hence the title of his first book — Where Do I Start? To his amazement, it was published by Lyrical Press/Kensington Books in 2017.
At the end of that book, he realized he was left with a loose character who was a total jerk, and he wondered: What would happen if the jerk met someone who had no tolerance for jerks?
And the Next Thing You Know… he’d written another novel, which was published in 2018.
Chase lives in upper Manhattan with his partner Travis, and his writing partner Watson, the very wise Scottish terrier.
Photo by Sonja Lashua Fagan.