Fiction. Irving Warner has come up with a remarkable and wildly comic novel about an obese man who escapes from a so-called weight-loss institution and is pursued by the police, the state patrol, and numerous bounty hunters. All these have been set after him by Wagner’s billionaire mother, whom he refers to as the Salmon Queen. “Buy it,read it, save it, reread it, but don’t ever lend it out. You might not get it back.”–John Hill, screenwriter of Quigley Down Under
Irving Warner, writer, harmonica artist, retired fish and game biologist, and retired college professor was born in Modesto, California in 1941. He moved to Alaska in 1964 where he stayed until 1996. During that time he worked in fisheries research, with a brief tenure in sea bird studies. Switching careers at the age of 40, he moved into community college teaching, teaching at Kodiak College, University of Alaska, Anchorage system, until 1996 when he took early retirement and took up full time writing. He moved to Washington state in 1996 and then on to Hawaii. He has since moved back to Washington.
Published by Pleasure Boat Studio: In Memory of Hawks, and Other Stories from Alaska (1998); His first novel Wagner, Descending: The Wrath of the Salmon Queen (2002); The historical novel The War Journal of Lila Ann Smith (2007)