Entertaining Welsey Shaw: a novel about a reluctant superstar
She’s almost a phantom—rarely seen, accompanied by bodyguards, famous for being elusive. Paparazzi hound her. Fans stalk her. The press loves to build her up and tear her down again. Her own mother doesn’t even have access.
So why is famous (and famously-reclusive) movie star Welsey Shaw constantly coming to a New York City Starbucks incognito, just to sit and watch people?
Joseph Ferreira finds himself wondering this. He’s the only person there who recognizes the mercurial thespian. His volatile first encounter leads to a very improbable friendship, as opposites attract—or at least become very curious about one another. Soon both start looking forward to their weekly encounters that they keep secret from everyone else in their lives as they compare notes, argue—and come to realize how desperately they need each other in this crazy world. Entertaining Welsey Shaw is the story of two types of people who normally never become close, and what happens after they do.
John Grabowski grew up on the east coast, has traveled around Europe and now calls Northern California home. He has worked in print, advertising, and television news, where he’s encountered a few celebrities himself. When not writing, he enjoys travel, classical music, chess, and drinking New Guinea Highlands coffee. Entertaining Welsey Shaw is his first novel.