Santa Ana

Santa Ana

  • Paperback
  • 9781646300785
  • Published: April 18, 2023


  • Big book
  • 9781646305155
  • Published: April 18, 2023


  • eBook
  • 9781646300921
  • Published: April 18, 2023


Crazy. Stupid. Rich.

When a neurotic statistics geek gets invited to his twenty-five-year high school reunion, he spends his life savings remaking his identity to wow his old classmates. Only one tiny problem: his new persona gets him mistaken for a drug kingpin and sends him running for his life with the very people who used to make it miserable. 
Santa Ana is an absurdly hilarious, irreverent, and magical tale about the masks we wear . . . and those strange California winds that blow them all asunder.


"Santa Ana by Addison J. Chapple and Rachael Flanery is a deeply immersing, humorous tale about a man's nightmarish high school reunion party and his search for acceptance and love . . . [The authors] are masterful storytellers. Though the story is rife with humor and chaos, it also brings the reader's attention to a profound societal issue: how harmful expectations drive people to wear masks and make unhealthy choices in our extremely materialistic world. Ultimately, Santa Ana is a must-read for fans of dark, hilarious tales and readers who seek a story with a fresh, unique feel. It leaves you hungry for more of its sensational literary servings!" Readers' Favorite
"The California setting is vivid, and the story is zany, entertaining, and full of dark humor. I loved the bizarre twist on high school nostalgia." Bossy Bookworm



Addison J. Chapple

Addison J. Chapple enjoys writing books that make people laugh and leaves them with a message of hope and greater understanding of the world around them. Following an award-winning career as an actor on Broadway, Addison began working behind the scenes in the entertainment industry, managing writers and helping to develop literary properties for film and television before turning to other creative endeavors. Addison has since become a prolific author with a keen sense of story that resonates in both the publishing and film worlds. Addison’s debut novel, The Man Who Would Be King, won IBPA’s Benjamin Franklin Award for Comedy.

Some of Addison's favorite books include The Bonfire of the Vanities (Tom Wolfe), The Tuscan Child (Rhys Bowen) and Water for Elephants (Sara Gruen). Addison's writing transports you to a "world of adventure and romance".


Rachael Flanery

Rachael Flanery is an educator, writer, and playwright whose work has been produced in Aspen, Colorado; Los Angeles; New York; Minneapolis; Iowa City, Iowa; and Prescott, Arizona. She has an MFA from UCLA's School of Theater, Film, and Television, where she was a two-time recipient of the George Burns and Gracie Allen Fellowship in Comedy Writing. She can occasionally be found performing her work and others' around the Twin Cities, where she lives with her wonderful husband and their two children. In her spare time she enjoys napping and writing country songs.