Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’ve had a long career as a research scientist keeping within me troubled teenage years of family domestic violence. It’s been said I survived against the odds. When I retired I decided to write about my life. The first book, Survival, is about the years in England, Ireland, and Scotland. The second book, Arrival, is about the years establishing myself as a research scientist in America. Both books are also about my awareness of being gay in a changing society.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Mt latest book is Arrival. I wrote this after reviewers wanted to know more about my life after I published Survival.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Not that I am aware of.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I’ve read many thousands of fiction and non fiction books in my life. I feel the influence on me has been incalculable.
What are you working on now?
I’m continuing to write about my life from the point where I became the Research Director of a community clinic in Manhattan in the early years of the AIDS epidemic.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Do you have any advice for new authors?
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Continue to write.
What are you reading now?
Just finished A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.
What’s next for you as a writer?
A continuation of writing about my life.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
Non fiction books on surviving under difficult circumstances.