239 Pages
ISBN 978-1684333882

To deal with her present, she must face her past.

In 1985, a young Laura Rodriguez goes to Silicon Valley to start a career as a computer programmer. She finds a job at a quirky startup run by a family with secrets.

In 2016, a now middle-aged Laura faces growing professional and family crises and the most divisive presidential election in recent history. She fears losing her job in the wake of a merger, and she distrusts her new millennial boss. Her daughter has cancer, her son quit a lucrative programming job and moved back home, and her marriage is crumbling—especially when an old flame reenters her life.

Laura must seek solutions from a past she wants to forget. She may find them in the computer that changed her life, the Amiga.

Matthew Arnold Stern

About Matthew Arnold Stern (Orange County, California Author)

Matthew Arnold Stern

I am an award-winning writer and public speaker. I have been writing professionally since 1983 as a technical writer, publicist, journalist, and author. I wrote a guide to impromptu speaking, Mastering Table Topics, and three published novels, Amiga, Offline, and Doria. My newest novel, The Remainders, will be published by Black Rose Writing on September 2, 2021.

My achievements include a Distinguished Toastmaster award from Toastmasters International, a Distinguished Technical Communications award from the Orange County Society of Technical Communication, and an Award of Excellence from the International Online Communications Competition. I have given speeches at technical conferences including the Society for Technical Communication and WritersUA. I spoke at the Muzeo in Anaheim in May 2018.(

I grew up in the San Fernando Valley and graduated valedictorian from Reseda High School. I earned a Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English from California State University, Northridge in 1985. I’m married with two children, a granddaughter, and lots of cats.