ERIC SHAW QUINN, a New York Times bestselling author, wrote his debut novel, Say Uncle, during his spare time while working as the creative director for an advertising agency and an on-the-air arts and entertainment reporter for his local NBC affiliate. But Say Uncle, a comic and celebratory tale of an eccentric gay man who receives custody of his infant nephew after his sister is killed in a tragic accident, took ten years to find a publisher. The idea of a gay man raising a child was deemed so controversial at the time that one editor went so far as to reject the manuscript with the words “You and I just march to different drummers, Mr. Quinn.” Upon announcement of its publication, the film rights were snatched up almost immediately following a Hollywood bidding war, whereafter some of Hollywood’s brightest stars and legends spent another few years agonizing over whether or not American moviegoers were ready for such a groundbreaking look at love and family. Ultimately, a studio merger prevented the film from being made. As Quinn Brockton, he wrote two original novels (Never Tear Us Apart and Always Have, Always Will) based on characters from Showtime’s hit series Queer As Folk. Soon after, he partnered with megacelebrity Pamela Anderson to write two novels based on her wild life. While the initial plan was for Eric to be a ghostwriter on the project, Ms. Anderson outed him to the world as the author of the books during an interview with Jay Leno on NBC’s Tonight Show. The resulting media blitz took Eric around the world, landed him a spread in the National Enquirer, and earned him the title of Amazon’s #1 Chick-Lit Author of 2004. Eric has recently published his first murder mystery, Write Murder, volume one in a series inspired by his sojourn in the celebrity spotlight. When he’s not busy writing novels, he writes, produces, and hosts his comedy/variety podcast, blog, and YouTube channel, The Dinner Party Show with Christopher Rice & Eric Shaw Quinn (www.thedinnerpartyshow.com). You can also visit his personal blog at www.ericshawquinn.com.