Writing has been a cornerstone of my advertising and marketing career ever since an early mentor (George Chang, Creative Director at Commercial Associates Advertising) opened my eyes to the power of word/image combinations. See the section on Advertising and Graphic Design for examples of his influence in my work.
I was not always an avid reader. As a young student, I often completed book report assignments based on plays – not, as my teachers supposed, because I had a love for the dramatic form, but because I could read one character’s lines and quickly get enough sense of the storyline to fudge a reasonable report. That changed in late adolescence and I have since been an avid reader of all literary forms.
I started (literary) writing in a serious way much later in life. I have completed two novels, a collection of short stories and a personal memoir published mostly for the benefit of my children and for grandchildren who may one day want to know something about their ancestor who lived during a most remarkable time – the digital revolution.
At the moment, I have two other novels under significant development, but it’s anyone’s guess when those are likely to be completed.