Charles Fleming is the editor of the Los Angeles Times Hollywood business section, Company Town, and reviews motorcycles for the newspaper's Highway 1 department. Fleming has reported on the business of Hollywood as a staff writer for the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner, Variety, and Newsweek. He has also written extensively as a freelance reporter for Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly, and TV Guide. Fleming is the author of two previous novels, The Ivory Coast and After Havana, as well as High Concept: Don Simpson and the Hollywood Culture of Excess, and coauthor of the New York Times-bestselling Three Weeks in October, The Goomba’s Guide to Life, and The Goomba’s Book of Love. He lives in Los Angeles.