Q: Who or what inspired you to become a writer?
I can never remember a moment in my life when I did not want to tell a story or to entertain family and friends with some account or other (some accounts were fact.. others mostly fiction..HA).
Q: How did you come up with your story?
Highly Exagerated Personal Experiences based on lies heard or told over the years. Other than that, it’s a very true story. (snickers)
Q: If you weren’t a writer, what would you be? Why?
Q: Favorite genres to read?
Bio. and Memoirs, History/Historical Fiction, Humor, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Noir, Paranormal, Sci Fi/Fantasy.
Q: What are your pet peeves?
In my life I’ve gone from being able to hear well, to totally deaf, and now back to hearing pretty good thanks to a Cochlear Implant unit in which I was one of the first in the USA to receive in 1987. My pet Peeve is that my cochlear unit will open my neighbor’s garage door if I concentrate hard enough! HA
Q: What is something most people don’t know about you?
That I have low to average intelligence. Too many people have mistaken my ability to remember things (borderline photographic memory) as making me a very smart individual. Truth be known: Being smart requires superior intelligence but being able to remember is something even an elephant will never forget. Remembering what you read and where you read it does not make one a smart person.
Q: Where else can we find you, other titles, or anything else you’d like to share?
I’ve been writing (published) for 30 plus years in small town newspapers. My big break came when MSNBC hired me as a “Chat Room Moderator” back in 1998, for their Don Imus program as well as their internet news division. I was on duty that September 11, morning when the Trade Towers were hit and found myself in charge of some 4,000 plus online chatters.
Right now the only place one can find my published efforts is in my book. I’m very proud to say that Sand Hill Estates The Murders contains over 108,000 words, and all but five could be read aloud in Sunday School. That’s been my trademark all these years in my writings. I detest erotica, porn, and even gore filled stories with details that would make most Medical Examiners puke.