A. I was a Navy medic, college student, TV news writer, TV director, college instructor, TV producer, corporate communications manager, and director of PR and marketing for a small telecom firm.
A. The one I have now.
A. Lincoln High, Seattle, and the University of Washington, Seattle
A. Roy Orbison
A. The Magnificent Seven (Seven Samurai)
A. The Daily Show
A. I have been incredibly fortunate.
A. Work hard and hope for the best.
A. My wife, a good book, and a beautiful beach. Oh, and a Corona too!
A. Writing poorly.
A. On my deck looking out over the water.
A. A man working in a rice paddy in Asia.
A. Muhammad Yunus
A. You know.
A. My lips are sealed.
A. I wish I could draw.
A. Taking care of my family.
A. Myself at age 18 knowing everything I know now.
A. My haircut.
A. Richard Sharpe
A. The Cardinal de Richelieu, The Three Musketeers
A. I would love to meet Winston Churchill. He would talk--I would listen.
A. Honesty, loyalty, and intelligence.
A. Pot roast!
A. Amazing Grace (on bagpipes), Moonlight Sonata, Ring Of Fire, Unchained Melody, Running Scared
A. Mark Twain Robert Louis Stevenson Bernard Cornwell C.S. Forester Franz Kafka Douglas Reeman Rudyard Kipling Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
A. Treasure Island The Three Musketeers Huckleberry Finn Mr. Midshipman Hornblower The Trial
A. Mr. Midshipman Hornblower
A. Write, write, and write some more.
A. Variations on "thank you." Fortunately most of the people who don't like my books are too polite to say so.