Timothy Malcolm Smith, a young Creative Director at a cosy ad agency in East Central London, has warmed the hearts of an entire nation with his creativity and charisma, and is being hailed as one of London’s best creative minds ever. Having arrived at the pinnacle of fame in England, Timmy has shifted his sights beyond his home shores, to New York City. Since he began his career in advertising, it had been Timmy’s ambition to one day set foot in the Big Apple unannounced, and astound the city within days of his arrival, not with his mind, but with his feet.
Training in secret from the time he was a young boy, Timmy diligently perfected his running time till he was within reach of some of the world’s best. He had never before run in competition, and for many years held but one aspiration close to his heart, to win his maiden race, the New York Marathon.
With every Brit in the country tuned in to watch him, Timmy flew like the wind through the streets of New York, and built an insurmountable lead. On the cusp of victory, with an entire nation holding its breath, Timmy did what all his countrymen had come to expect from him. The unexpected.
Jeremy Chin is a Malaysian-born author who quit his job as a high-flying advertising Creative Director to write his first novel, Fuel. His book has received astounding reviews, from Finland to India to Africa. It has been read by coaches, ultrarunners and Olympians, and has been marked as one of the most moving running stories ever penned. To date it has been featured in numerous newspapers and magazines, and also on BreakThru Radio in New York. Chin graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia, one of the world's most prestigious journalism schools. He spent most of his working life in Los Angeles and London. He now resides in Malaysia and is working on his second book.