I was born in Washington, D.C. in 1940 and eventually attended George Washington Medical School, graduating in 1966. My post graduate work was in Orthopaedic Surgery in New York City. I was a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy for a short period and then proceeded to establish a private practice in Virginia.
I retired as an Orthopaedic Surgeon 6 years ago after 30 years of active practice. I specialized in shoulder problems and, in fact, have published over 40 papers on different shoulder problems, and I am internationally known for my contributions. However, I have never written anything non-medical until after retirement.
I started writing my first book, "Man's Unofficial Guide to the Use of His Garage" (www.mans-garage-guide.com) , over 10 years ago as a whim because I really was impressed how my garage had developed into such a functional area where I could find everything and work comfortably. I thought that since I had made so many mistakes in garage arrangements over the last 30 years, I would impart some information about floor plans, work bench set-ups, electrical and lighting tips, and what tools a man "must have", "should have", and "wants to have", etc. Each night I added to it until I had a manuscript. It is written as if I was speaking directly to you, and since I really love humor and laughter, it is written in a humorous vein yet still is instructive and informative. With the insistence of my wife, Lynn, and friends, I eventually had it published.
I have now written and self-published my second book, "The Comb in the Urinal and Other Perplexities of Life".
Being retired has given me the time to smell the roses and slow down to a comfortable pace of life. I was totally captivated by a minuscule event one evening when I noticed a comb in a urinal, a very unusual place, and wondered how it possibly landed there. Subsequently, I put together 16 short stories about various inanimate objects that I have seen but to which I paid minimal if any attention.
This book is now in print (www.pecospublishing.com) If, after reading the book, you are able to stop and smell the roses, then I will have succeeded in my purpose. Please take time to read the professional reviews. The most recent review is at:
By the way, there are several stories in this book that are true.
WILL YOU BE ABLE TO FIND WHICH ONES THEY ARE?
If you or anyone you know would like to review any of my books for me, I would be very appreciative.
The success of my first book and the excitement of publishing an anthology of short stories have spurred me on to attempt my first novel, my third book. "You Dear Sweet Man", a suspense fiction, is now finished and edited at 62,000 words. I am so excited about this book. Family and close friends love it, but that is not what counts, is it?
I am seeking an agent, but so far, none is willing to take the job. Of course, being a newbie in the writing arena, I expect the refusals, and I am continuing my quest. If anyone should know of an agent interested in contemporary fiction and susense with an unpredictable ending, please send them my way.
As I query and wait, I have begun a non-fiction medical book, The Way I See It: A Head to Toe Guide of Common Orthopedic Conditions. In this work, I describe common orthopedic conditions and my view point of their causes and treatments for the lay public. Medical terms are explained in an easy to read manner so everyone will have some knowledge of the diseases the orthopedist sees in his office everyday. I will also be adding diagrams of these conditions.
To be continued:
Birth Place: Washington, DC USA