Chad Hautmann


Chad Hautmann was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and received an M.A. in creative writing from Florida State University. He is a part-time college English teacher and freelance writer whose work has appeared in a number of commercial and literary magazines and video documentaries.

Magic And Grace is his second novel. His first novel, Billie's Ghost, was published by Penguin Books in 2004. Chad lives in Naples, Florida, with his wife and two children.

Chad Hautmann


A Novel of Florida, Love, Zen, and the Ghost of John Keats

"Quirky and funny and heartfelt and rich"
-Ft. Myers News-Press

"A compulsively readable mixture of fast-paced plot, likable protagonist, and subtly deep theme."
-Magdalena Ball,

In the hazy Florida sunshine, it felt like a great idea . . .

. . . move in across the street from his ex-wife and young daughter, to try and win them both back.

At first, it seems that all that stands between them is the speeding tourist trolley which sends unsuspecting suburbanites diving for safety.

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Magic And Grace by Chad Hautmann