The
Novel

INDEXED​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ FOR LIFE

A family saga
set in
Silicon Valley

a captivating plan

The 93,000 word novel ​​​​INDEXED FOR LIFE follows the exploits of entitled entrepreneur Maynard Peckinpaugh as he seeks financial gain to maintain his status in Silicon Valley and then spirals out of control when technology threatens to expose his plot.

Some people would kill to stay relevant.

Handsome, Stanford educated Maynard Peckinpaugh, the scion of a California dynasty, is born at the right time and place to capture the opportunity in entrepreneurial Silicon Valley. He is buoyed by his protector, the admired and adored Great Aunt Ida.

     Maynard Peckinpaugh aims too high. His startup, SolaNox, promotes a complex solar panel based on his problematic design.

     The board is furious, his wife walks out, and he owes a boatload of taxes on worthless stock options. Even Great Aunt Ida, Maynard’s patron saint, is fed up with his behavior. 

 He needs money to stay relevant.

     He hastens an inheritance, but when Google StreetView threatens to reveal his murderous plot, Maynard spins out of control.
 

To those whom much is given, much is expected.

"I read it in one sitting. Indexed for Life is a page-turner. I loved it. This book perfectly nails Silicon Valley and some of the over-the-top personalities."
 
Swati Chaturvedi 
Co-Founder & CEO 
Propel(x)

"An engaging look at Silicon Valley and the pitfalls of start-ups - with a twisted bit of dark humor."

Eileen Donahoe
 Executive Director
Stanford Global
Digital Policy Incubator

"Indexed for Life has twists and turns that  haunt and surprise. The tale of a man whose success in Silicon Valley’s glory days permits  obscene and scandalous behavior. A few incidents lend clues as to his ultimate destiny but this page turner keeps you guessing until the final sentence."

Jenn Anderson-Miller
Co-Founder
Audio Socket

"Great story with interesting twists at every turn- couldn’t put it down.  As a VC, I loved the real life events and business case intertwined with the fiction of a suspenseful read. Already looking for the next chapter in Maynard's' life and adventures."
 
Glenn Rieger
General Partner 
New Spring Capital

“I found it engaging, well-plotted, and poignant. The diction is well-designed.  I enjoyed reading it and had a genuine desire to know what "comes next." I was impressed. It's as tightly plotted as anything that Chaucer or Dickens ever wrote.”

R. Jacob McDonie, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of

Literatures and Cultural Studies
University of Texas  

Rio Grande Valley

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“Science is but
a pervasion of itself
unless it has 
as its ultimate goal
the betterment
of humanity.”

— Nikola Tesla
 
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But ’tis a common proof
That lowliness is young ambition’s ladder,
Whereto the climber upward turns his face.
But when he once attains the upmost round,
He then unto the ladder turns his back,
Looks in the clouds,
scorning the base degrees
By which he did ascend.

— William Shakespeare, 
Julius Caesar
 

ABOUT  C. A. ROGERS

The author has a background in stocks and start-ups and resides happily in the heart of Silicon Valley near Stanford University.