Jake Dennison is a highly educated, high-functioning, antisocial jerk. He found the perfect job, digging a mile-long tunnel thirty feet under the surface of the moon. No people to interrupt him, no inspectors to second-guess him, and no bosses with the guts or capacity to fire him.
And then things went south. Other inhabitants of the base on the surface started moving down into the "tube." Whole families showed up on the shuttles. Mind-numbing discoveries were made that would change the course of human existence. Some people even wanted to be his friend. And a whole litany of, in Jake's view, other crap like that.
This is the story of the first colony on the moon and of the explorers who chose to call it their "forever home." The narrative is outrageous, apocalyptic, funny, tear-jerking, and so real it could happen next year, or next week.
Strap in for a wild ride.
Jamie Stoudt grew up in Jamestown, North Dakota, and graduated from the University of North Dakota with a degree in communications. His varied career experiences include owning and managing a Ford dealership, working as Director of Client Services for a technology company, doing home renovations as a licensed contractor, and serving as CEO, CFO, President, and Cook for Lefse By Lars, a concession-wagon enterprise which he was incorrectly convinced would make him rich.
Jamie proudly owns the trophy for most times upside down in a season at the Jamestown Speedway, and tirelessly works at extending his record of most things dropped out the back of a pickup. He's been thrown from horses, cows, motorcycles, motor scooters, and one bar. He occasionally plays trombone in a jazz band, and even does some vocals when their real singer is ill, in surgery, or in jail. He also enjoys working on and driving old cars, and lives by the motto, "Never drive farther than you're willing to walk.:
Jamie lives in Stillwater, Minnesota, and within five miles of his son, daughter, and his seven grandchildren. The Man Under the Moon is his fourth novel.