How would you classify your latest work, what inspired its inception?
Our latest work, Work Made Fun Gets Done! Easy Ways to Boost Energy, Morale, and Results is a business reference book. More and more people today are working harder than ever, especially with an ominous, uncertain future due to illness, economy, racial and social inequity and people with political polar views. The promise of technology giving more time for leisure and enjoyment has not come to pass for the vast majority of people. And now there is the “great resignation” where 11 million people in the US have quit their jobs since May—of this year. People need to find meaningful work, enjoyment, and fun at work. Now more than ever. Work Made Fun Gets Done! offers easy, simple ways to do that and get desired results.
How long did it take you to complete?
Better part of 2 years
Who are some of your top 5 authors or writers you look up to & admire?
Walter Isaacson, James Michener, Leon Uris, William Finnegan, . . .
Why do you write?
To share important thoughts with others. To help people get and stay inspired to better themselves, serve others and make for a better community here and everywhere around the world
What’s the biggest take away you want your readers to come away with after reading your latest work?
Work made fun gets done—with desired results for all stakeholders. It’s simple, and costs little to nothing at all. As long as we make it “safe and fun for everyone”
How is the writing/reading scene in your locale?
Southern California is home to many, many bestselling authors. There’s a lot of sharing here. Because of the good weather, it’s easy to see so many people reading at the beaches, in cafes, in parks, etc.
What’s the best book you’ve ever read?
Too tough to answer. Biographies of Leonardo DaVinci, and Einstein; The Source; Barbarian Days; The Dead and Those about to Die; a Brief History of Time; The Silk Roads—A New History of the World
When did you first realize you wanted to become a writer?
When I started reading novels and biographies as a young boy. Writing equalizes everything. You can be poor and share great ideas. Education and books were very important in my family. We had a modest home library, and during the summer my mom made us read a book every two weeks and write a short report. Most of these books were non-fiction, history, and encyclopedias.
How have you evolved as a writer over the last year?
Getting feedback from readers. Learning from English teachers, professors, scriptwriters, and other authors. Analyzing what they do to be most effective
If you could meet, have dinner, have a drink with anyone (writer/non-writer) (dead or alive) who would it be?
I’d give anything to have dinner with my son, Geoff, again
What’s next for you?
Spreading the message that being addicted to substances is not shameful. It’s an illness. Encouraging people to get and stay sober. Providing resources for more effective recovery; helping to prevent death from overdose
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