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Book: Fool’s Luck
Author: Dave Milbrandt
Genre: Political Fiction
Release date: July 13, 2021
When high school teacher Myles Bradford wins the Powerball lottery, he decides to do something truly unexpected: run for President of the United States. Bradford is eager about the opportunity, but his family clearly is not. With little time to sway them to his side, he’s thrust into running a quarter-billion-dollar nationwide campaign, complete with cross-country flights and road trips, expert staff, and armed security. But like most dreams, Bradford soon finds that what he imagined is completely different from what is real. Thrust into the spotlight, he faces attacks from newfound political enemies and false accusations while striving to climb the ladder of success. As Bradford gets closer to achieving his dreams, danger lurks on the home front. As his attention is pulled farther away from the things that matter most, Bradford may learn that even success has its price. Will he be able to have it all? Or will his thirst for power come at a tremendous cost?
I would have worried about what to talk about on the ride over had it not lasted all of a minute. It was three-tenths of mile and seemed a waste to drive when we could have walked. But, if we were walking right past the convention center, people would have seen us, and some might even have taken a picture or two with their phones. It was clear that Knowles had no intention of this getting out one minute before he wanted it to.
We entered the hotel from the City Creek Mall entrance, avoiding the lobby and catching an elevator to the top floor.
As we exited the elevator, I immediately noticed an abundance of Secret Service agents mixed with campaign staffers wandering the halls. While it might have been a regular hotel floor yesterday, today it was clearly Knowles’s Campaign Headquarters as they prepared to move into their room at the Salt Palace Convention Center across the street.
A staffer saw us coming, knocked gently, then opened the door to the room at the end of the hall.
Knowles smiled as we entered the room. “Kenny, thank you for bringing our guests over to join us. Now, gentlemen, could you give Mr. Bradford and I the room for a few minutes?”
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In addition to working at several colleges, Dave has taught high school English and Social Science classes since 2005. Dave and his wife, Renée Lynn Milbrandt, who is also a writer, have been married since 1997.
Find out more about Dave and his latest projects at www.davemilbrandt.com