How did you know you wanted to be an author? Writing legal briefs and opinions; filings with government agencies; stockholder letters and placement memoranda created a burning desire to create a story entirely my own over my name. Uber Alles does that.
What is your advice for aspiring authors? Re-read your work often and honestly appraise the images it creates and leaves. Create characters so real that you can predict how they would act to any stimulae in your story – then they will write it for you.
Do you have any writing rituals or practices? I follow my own advice on the preceding paragraph.
What message to you want readers to remember? I would like to have them view the events of World War II in Europe much as Margaret Mitchell presented our Civil War. Not from the lives of combatants but from the experiences of ordinary citizens involuntarily swept into the maelstrom of war.
How can fans get in contact with you? I try to respond to all emails and to appear and speak to all credible audiences. This can be done directly or through my publisher.