Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am an ex-healthcare professional who saw Hendrix and South Vietnam before my twenty-first birthday. After completing a graduate degree in Behavior Analysis, I worked for 38 years in human services with people who are considered to be disabled, although I didn’t consider them much different than everyone else I have known. I have written four Professional/Trade books, two memoirs about the late 1960s that I think of as living history, and my newest work called “Spectating: Becoming Witnesses of Life.”
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My new book is titled, “Spectating: Becoming Witnesses of Life.” I have been contemplating this book for nearly 40 years – ever since I read B.F. Skinner’s “Beyond Freedom and Dignity.”
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Others would have to be the judge of that.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
B.F. Skinner’s “Beyond Freedom and Dignity” and Hemingway’s “Old Man and the Sea” above all others.
What are you working on now?
I am outlining a new book about what I have learned from some of the amazing people I have met/treated along the way. These are people that most others will never meet because they live in segregated/excluded environments due to what others see as their unusual behavior.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I am not particularly skilled at promoting my work. Mostly, I use Facebook and email.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
They told me to write what I know, but I am not sure that is always the best advice.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
“If you don’t do anything different than you have ever done, things will remain as they always have.” (Unknown, but certainly not me)
What are you reading now?
ALI: A Life
What’s next for you as a writer?
Consistent with the primary message of “Spectating,” I am expecting to find out soon.
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?
I only need three: “Beyond Freedom and Dignity,” “The Old Man and the Sea,” and “Spectating: Becoming Witnesses of Life.” Thanks so much.
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Marty McMorrow Website