“I wish to state before this assembled multitude;
“before this packed house;
“before this captive audience;
“that I have every right
“(as much as each of you)
“to be here and represent my interests,
“and my associations,
“because I am a member in every day, and, perhaps
“even as the nights which are too cold
“and then the elevators, as they so often do – stop.
“You look askance.
“Indeed, you look at me in that manner
“that indicates that the corners of your eyes
“are full of mistakes.
“Which proves to me beyond and above
“- to heaven even,
“to the very Golden Gates where the various saints
“hang to the golden bars
“and swing to and fro in the Celestial breezes
“which cause clouds to scud across the sky,
“and there is barely time to think of a reply.”
I owe my life to Hitler, though I never met the man. My father was paid to stop Hitler, so there is no conflict of interest. I was given a thunk on the back o' the head by God when I was fifteen, and within a week began to write. I haven't stopped. My first novel was accepted 'over the transom'. My first editor/author luncheon in New York included a naked man with roller skates at the next table. For the sake of research I have lain on Kafka's grave, but I did not weep. I wish upon my own gravestone the phrase "Thank God He Didn't Die A Virgin". There is truth in every truth - so watch out.
My published novels include the popular fantasy A Lost Tale and the thriller The Bonner Deception. I also have two editions of humorous and spiritual short stories, The Elephant Talks to God, which are appreciated by both young and old.
My manuscripts range from stories about unicorns and druids in the 'Passing Through Trilogy' to the 9/11 destruction of New York. I have filled in the missing diaries of Franz Kafka; recounted the first person dementia of a serial killer; explored the outrageous lifestyle of the famous; and listened in while an elephant and God converse. I currently switch my attention between the saga of a family of onion farmers, from Fourth century Italy to the present day, and a contemporary NATO thriller.
I live in Canada and make Nova Scotia my home.
I prefer to travel by train, but embrace the computer age with passion. I am always on the hunt for unique onion recipes.
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