LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK PARTY: Todd Crawshaw, Author of Exlpoits of the Satyr
Todd Crawshaw talks about his debut novel Exploits of the Satyr.
John Lazard Slater III, known simply as John, or Slater (or Satyr to his fans and foes, once upon a time), crash-lands after falling from the sky onto a freeway overpass. Thus ends—and begins—a biographical story about mental, physical and spiritual seduction, the tragi-comic chronicle of a man who belatedly discovers he was procreated by members of a cult to initiate the Second Coming of Christ. The result: a fast-forward-reverse-pause world where the past and the future intermingle with present consciousness. This is a cautionary tale about Artificial Intelligence (AI technology), a spiritual journey, and a love story.
Todd Crawshaw has been writing fiction for 39 years. He attended the University of Oregon, studying at the School of Architecture and Allied Arts, where he graduated with a bachelor of science degree in psychology. Exploits of the Satyr is the fourth in a line of five (and now approaching six) novels he has written, along with a collection of stories and poems (completed/abandoned) … and a few screenplays too.
In 1975, he established a graphic design studio, Crawshaw Design. This San Francisco venture has changed and evolved over the years, significantly with the advent of computers and their global proliferation. He provides integrated brand marketing for print and the web, having developed more than 200 corporate identity programs for major corporations and individual proprietorships. It’s an interesting business. Check it out: www.crawshawdesign.com.