Gary Sutton, 56, has been CEO of Internet, burglar alarm, aerospace, garbage and printing companies. He's authored two business books, holds several patents and started four businesses.
He claims writing novels adds balance to life, but Nancy, his wife of 35 years and a teacher, debates this point. They have two married children and three grandchildren.
Sutton studied at Iowa State, Harvard and Oxford. His future plans are centered around more novels, plus frequent and ever-longer naps. The Suttons live in La Jolla, California.