Carl Weber is the New York Times bestselling author of over a dozen novels and short stories. A lifelong reader, Weber wanted to write stories about ordinary people who have crazy things happening in their lives. Now, when he’s not connecting with readers through his books and his two bookstore chains, Urban Knowledge and Beach Reads, Weber is finding new talent for his own publishing company, Urban Books. He graduated from Virginia State University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and has an MBA in marketing from the University of Virginia. Readers can visit Carl’s Web site, www.carlweber.net, and e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.