Tell us about yourself and what inspired you to start writing.
I’ve always been an avid reader and enjoy different styles of writing. Like most young people I started out writing poetry and music, and from there things just “bloomed.”
Although I worked in the aerospace industry for 35 years, a lot of my time was spent writing promotional/marketing copy.
Tell us about your books.
The Vampires of Ebbets Field is the first book I’ve self-published. It’s about a man who comes home from World War II having been bitten by a beast whose victims become vampires. He refuses to submit to this blood lust and finds a physician who will build him a transfusion machine. The beast and his disciplines try to bring him back into the fold. Along the way he must deal with what defines life; which is more important, faith or science; and is mankind worth saving anyway.
How did you go about getting published?
Self-publishing via Amazon Kindle.
What is your writing process? Do you have a time, day or place you like to write?
I try to write 5 pages each morning, or for as long as my dogs will allow me to focus.
What do you like to do when you’re not writing? Full-time job, pets, hobbies?
My two Havanese puppies (Gidget and Augie) are my almost full time job, my pets and my hobbies. I also play keyboards in a band and do some music composing. I am also a baseball history nut.
Any advice for authors about book covers?
Get plenty of advice from people who’ve read your book about what would be appropriate.
Any marketing tips you’d like to share with other authors?
I’m too new to provide much in-depth guidance. It appears to be something you just have to slog through.
What’s your favorite book?
That’s a tough one. It would either have to be A Portrait of the Artist by James Joyce or The Master by C. P. Snow.
What are you reading now?
I’m just about through reading Isabel Colegate’s great work of fiction about class in pre-World War I Britain, The Shooting Party. Before that I read Tom Robbins autobiography Tibetan Peach Pie.
What’s your next book project?
I’m working on three things at the moment: a novel called Limits of Tolerance about a well-to-do family in a small Southern family who find out their father sired a child with their African American servant and the now-grown child is seeking his share of the inheritance; a novel called The Deer Cycle about a couple of brothers who grew up under a domineering and somewhat vicious father – one of the brothers, who has become a successful architect has AIDS, a feature of the novel is that part of the book is written from the POV of a young deer; I am also working on a historical analysis of the 1956 professional baseball season called Season of ’56.