Just in case anyone might want to interview me, or ask me to speak, or request that I blog about a particular topic, I’ve prepared answers to a list of Sometimes Asked Questions (SAQ’s).
Always thinking ahead, I am.
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What led you to writing?
I wrote and published my first narrative nonfiction story in first grade. It was called Somewhere in Heaven. It was about my little friend Laurel who was hit by a white car as she crossed the street on her bicycle. My mom and I were standing at the screen door of our house and saw the whole thing.
My first grade teacher was so impressed with the story that she called a special conference with my parents. I’m not sure if she was impressed with the writing or just worried about me and the kinds of things I was thinking about at the innocent young age of 6.
How does your life influence your writing?
In every way.
What is your inspiration for developing the writing on your different topics?
My inborn need to solve the daily mysteries of life.
How does your writing mirror your own experience?
In every way. Not to be redundant.
Why did you choose to self-publish your work?
Because I’m not getting any younger and I don’t have time to wait 8 months for a publisher to respond to a proposal they requested and then when I follow-up with them, they give me another assignment that adds another 6 months to the waiting.
And because I can.
What are you working on right now?
I’m considering writing a work of historical fiction set during WW II. If I decide to follow through with the effort, I will base it on the true story of my great-uncle, Brigadier General Julius Easton Slack, an honorable man who served under General Patton.
The XX Corps of the United States Army fought from northern France to Austria in World War II. Constituted on 10 October 1943 by re-designating the IV Armored Corps of the Army Ground Forces, a training organization which had been activated at Camp Young, California on 5 September 1942, XX Corps became operational in France as part of Lieutenant General George S. Patton‘s U.S. Third Army on 1 August 1944.
And if that doesn’t work out, I’ll write about the conspiratorial Kingdom of God.