A. Editor, children's record producer
A. Director of Product Development at Walt Disney Records
A. UCLA and Taft High School in Los Angeles
A. Gustav Mahler, Alison Krauss
A. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1955 version)
A. I love my family. I'm addicted to stories.
A. Writing is reading turned inside out.
A. Friday night with my wife Yvonne and my daughter Maggie, eating pizza and watching a movie.
A. Not being able to write
A. Scott O'Dell
A. Barack Obama
A. Hang in there
A. No regrets--I love my life.
A. Playing the piano
A. I apologize too much.
A. I'm a good listener.
A. Taster at an ice cream plant
A. My smile
A. Cadfael, Ellis Peters' medieval monk detective
A. John Steinbeck William Goldman Jack Finney Robert Caro Isaac Asimov
A. Time and Again, by Jack Finney Cannery Row, by John Steinbeck The Path to Power, by Robert Caro Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl Foundation trilogy, by Isaac Asimov
A. The Lord of the Rings trilogy
A. Write what you love.
A. Your characters talk like real people.
A. In 1955 the classic horror film “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” was shot in the little town of Sierra Madre, California. Living nearby was Richard Feynman, who helped invent the atomic bomb. These two facts, seemingly unrelated, fired my imagination, and I began to wonder what it would have been like to live there. Out of that thought came Oz, Arne, Crank, and Paul--joking, spying, shaking in their shoes, and scared to death of pod people.