INFLUENCES? People, things, places, events, Life.
Look around you. What do you see? No matter where you look, no matter what you look at - there's a mystery.
WHO? WHAT? WHERE? WHEN? WHY? HOW?
How do we perceive the world? Through our senses to our minds to our IMAGINATIONS!
As a writer, I explore my imagination. As a reader, I get to explore two minds - the writer's and my own. The writer provides the words from his imagination. You! Me! we provide the rest.
Life tosses at us both the good and the bad, the humorous and the serious.
People are really very funny, even at the most severe of times - if you don't take like seriously, while taking it seriously.
WRITING INFLUENCES - Heinlein, Mark Twain, O Henry, Poe, Hemingway, Thurber, Cussler, and just about every author who's book I read and continue to read.
Background - Anything and everything. Worked as a professional photographer, taught photography, studied and worked at commercial art, fine art, theater set and lighting design, carpenter, cabinet maker, inventor, plus a few odds and ends. And I am only two and half years old.
Welcome to my world.