What compels you to write novels after a career in Aerospace Engineering?
I wanted to continue to utilize my intellect and keep my brain active. My parents were both English teachers and I did well in the subject at the high school level. My English teachers, Mr. Harrison (novels), and Mr. Bull (poetry) challenged me to develop my literary skills. So after 35 years of scientific time-consuming technical projects, my pent-up ideas for creative writing could no longer be contained. I like to think that my parents and grandparents, now gone would look down with grammatical satisfaction on how their nerdy (grand)son has come full circle back to fold of literary prowess, and particularly on the subject of their Irish heritage.