Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I consider myself to be an average person with very basic values, loving the experience of life and the wonders that sustain it. Having divorced myself from a lot of useless baggage heaped upon me early in life (race, color, culture, tradition, social and institutional expectations, etc.), I am free to be the being that I am meant to be. The standards I set for myself far exceeds any that society would place upon me. Having retired from a successful career, I now live to highlight not the things that distinguishes us and sets us apart, but things we have in common, the things that can bring us together.
I have written two book to date. My first book is a book of poetry, “The Rhymes of My Life”. It is a collection of poems that capture my life’s learning experiences, published in 2014.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is “Spiritual Being-ness I, the first in a series of books on spiritual perspective. All of my writings are based on personal learning experiences, that I feel practically any other person can identify with and perhaps benefit from.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Since retirement I have made it a point to break the mental programming of being on a schedule. It’s common to have day activities and night activities. I no longer have them. I write or eat or sleep or go fishing at one in the morning or one in the afternoon. I like to take contemplation walks, usually around 5 miles. During that walk I think about topics that I can write about and record them.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I am influenced by the spiritual masters of old and new. I am most recently drawn to The Urantia Book, which chronicles a broader view of humanity’s history on this planet.
What are you working on now?
I am currently working on something targeted at the younger generations, hopefully to inspire them to look to more than the material being.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Listen to your heart; write your truth.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
“The greatest power I have is the power to determine what I will think next.” (Ford Johnson)
What are you reading now?
I am currently reading “A Course in Miracles” (Foundation for Inner Peace)
What’s next for you as a writer?
I currently have 3 books in various stages. I write as I am inspired.
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?
The Urantia Book
Confessions of a God Seeker (Ford Johnson)
A Course in Miracles (Foundation for Inner Peace)
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