Where are you from?
Who are your favorite writers?
McCormick McCarthy, Elmore Leonard, E.L. Doctorow, Margaret Atwood, Jane Smiley, Sam Shepard, Scott Fitzgerald.
Which book/books have had the biggest influence on your writing?
All the King’s Men, Robert Penn Warren. The Last Hurrah, Edwin O’Connor
What are your hobbies and outside interests?
Horses, golf, Western Art
What is the single best piece of advice anyone ever gave you?
After age 50, don’t write a single sentence without your tongue in your cheek.
What is your favorite quote?
I now prefer the company of dogs to men and books to dogs—Col. Robert McCormick
What is the question most commonly asked by your readers? What is the answer?
When do you write? Answer: Early in the morning.
What inspired you to write your first book?
A $5,000 advance from New American Library
Where do you write?
In a corner 2nd story office of my old Kentucky Home, circa 1790