A film that brings tears to your eyes . . .
Describe your first kiss.
I was a young teenager in a workers’ hotel in England with my parents. An older girl asked me to come to her room. With no such experience, I assumed it was a game of some sort. She began kissing me. I took off..
Your favorite children’s book, and why . . .
Whooba Monsters, which my oldest daughter and I prepared when she was a child, then played the game throughout her and her siblings youth, now with grandchildren.
A cause that’s closest to your heart, and why . . .
Operation Next Chapter, which has opened a whole new vista of giving back. I have also discovered The Dorr in New York City that will be an object of my philanthropy in the future. Both are quite amazing.
If you could be a character in any novel, who would you be and why?
I would be John C. Jaegerman in the Riddle of Berlin because he is a character that I created many years ago. In hindsight, I was writing about my own emotional feelings at the time.
Explain the worst job that you’ve held.
Any job where I am told what to do. I like freedom to achieve a result in my own way. I have done the dirtiest jobs in the world.
A quote that motivates you . . .
The title of the one song you would take with you on that deserted island . . .
1. To love and give.
2. To be loved and appreciated.
3. To give back, providing whatever of my experience in life can benefit younger generations.
Favorite game you played as a child . . .
What would you like readers to take away from your writing?
Thoughtful emotional identity with my characters.