In Conversation with KPIX's Melissa Caen
In He Could Be Another Bill Gates, Anna Kagen had her heart broken five years ago -- so badly that she can't imagine ever having another man in her life. Her ex-husband, Alex, would like her to stay single: that would ensure that he has control of their children, Jack, a 16-year-old on the autism spectrum, and five-year-old Marissa, whose "giftedness" might be wishful thinking on his part, since he needs someone to achieve his own unfulfilled ambitions.
As for Jack, he's ready to open his heart: to the lissome redhead and high school queen bee, Ashleigh. And she's taking an interest in him
When Anna reconnects with Jason, a man from her past who was once kind to her and who has a special needs son of his own, they seem destined to become a new family. But not if their ex-spouses have anything to say about it.
Donna Levin is the author of three acclaimed novels: Extraordinary Means, California Street and There's More Than One Way Home. She has also written two books on the craft of writing: Get That Novel Started and Get That Novel Written. Her work is included in the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University and in the California State Library’s collection of California novels. She lives in San Francisco.