1. Could you tell us a
little bit about yourself?
a retired English/art/photography teacher.
2. Describe your book
‘A Nickel for the Boatman’ in 30 words or less.
When a lonely boy living in Prohibition Era
Miami meets up with a kindly member of Al Capone's mob, he embarks on a series
of adventures that will change his life forever.
3. What was the
hardest part of writing your book?
story addresses three time periods: the years just preceding the main
character's birth, his childhood and teenage years, and the end of his
life. Incorporating these time changes in one narrative was a challenge.
4. What books have had
the greatest influence on you?
Catcher in the Rye, all books by Pat Conroy.
5. Briefly share with
us what you do to market your book?
I have created a Facebook page, listed it on
Freado, it has been selected by four or five book clubs, and I will speak at
The Richardson Public Library about it on May 1.
6. How do you spend
your time when you are not writing?
taking photographs, cooking, working on art projects.
7. What are you
working on next?
I just completed an 85,000 word crime thriller
and am looking for an agent/publisher.