After more than 20 years as an award-winning copywriter and creative director in advertising, Jeff Carleton decided to pursue his real passions: films and novels. His film experience includes co-writing and co-producing The House Behind the Wall, a movie based on a famous ghost story at Ft. Monroe, Virginia. The Man in the Garden is the first of what he hopes to be many novels that entertain and educate readers about modern society. When the weather is nice in Virginia Beach and Jeff isn't writing, reading, or watching films, he can usually be found on a golf course. He dreams of one day being able to play golf as well as some of his characters do.