Please share your bio with us and anything else you would like readers to know.
I was born in New York City in 1939 and moved to Greensboro, NC, two years later. Except for schools and some months in California, I never left. I didn't finish tenth grade, but got into our state university by the back door. I have two advanced degrees, two children and two Saint Bernards.
Can you share some writing experiences with us?
Gosh, I wish I could, but do you really want to hear about the old chaise and the green clipboard I use? And the Cross ballpoint pens?
Can you share with us a little about your current book?
It's called Night Buddies and the Pineapple Cheesecake Scare. Young John Degraffenreidt isn't ready to go to sleep yet, and Crosley, a zany red crocodile, crawls out from under the bed to take him on an adventure. Crosley is a complete fanatic for pineapple cheesecakes, and it seems the world's supply of this item is vanishing. Something definitely needs to be done, so the two Night Buddies sneak out of the house and take the subway to the great (and only) pineapple cheesecake factory. Crosley discovers who's behind the business, and that's when the scare and the excitement start.
What inspired you to write?
It was in tenth grade. I handed in a sappy poetical piece in English class and this very cute student teacher gushed over it. Her name was Ellen and she was spoken for, but that did it for me right there.
Do you consider yourself a born writer?
No. I was put together step by step from spare parts.
Who is your favorite author and what is your favorite genre to read?
But I'm old now and rarely even read fiction. I like ancient history these days, and the American Civil War.
When they write your obituary, what do you hope they will say about your books and writing? What do you hope they will say about you?
That he made little folks merry.
Tell us about your writing space?
It's an old chaise in my living room with a little table on one side. I prop my knees up and use an old green clipboard that I found thrown out on the ground when I was at college.
Is there anything you'd go back and do differently now that you have been published, in regards to your writing career?
Get there sooner.
My book website is www.dunebuggypress.com. Night Buddies and the Pineapple Cheesecake Scare is available on Amazon.com. There are some generous reviews there. Also BN.com. Night Buddies, Imposters, and One Far-Out Flying Machine will appear this fall and is a much longer book.
Thanks for having me! Sands Hetherington
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