Where are you from?
Born in New York City
Who are your favorite writers?
Wilkie Collins, John Buchan, Ernest Hemingway, Saul Bellow, Jack Kerouac, Rachel Carson, Lewis Thomas,
Which book/books have had the biggest influence on your writing?
Silent Spring; Lives of a Cell, Guns, Germs and Steel; Hemingway in general
What are your hobbies and outside interests?
Travel, Hiking, Go (ancient game of strategy), Art history
What is the single best piece of advice anyone ever gave you?
“Invest in yourself” (advice given by my father)
What is your favorite quote?
“Is the juice worth the squeeze?”
“Ball is in your court”
What is the question most commonly asked by your readers? What is the answer?
Q: Will it hurt my child if they get an antibiotic?
A: The risk of one course is small, (and often there is great benefit), but the effects of multiple courses may be cumulative.
What inspired you to write your first book?
The strong desire to “make the case” about a critical problem
Where do you write?
Everywhere: but mostly home, airplanes, airports, hotels – during travel