1. Can you give us a basic summary of Rainbow's Expressions and Observations,
or, Only Visiting This Planet In Search Of A Brain, or, I Know The Answer's 42, but, What's The Piggin' Question?
A very basic summary is that is a memoir of some my life's true
experiences, inspired by My Muse whenever she struck and usually in verse, almost like what the Victorians called automatic
writing. The words just seem to flow out almost without me thinking. In some ways they are literally my thoughts,
in whatever mood I was at the time, written down on the pages.
2. How long did it take you to write from start to finish?
Interesting question! Basically I have always been able to write
winning my school's poetry prize 3 years in a row. I'd always written for birthdays, anniversarys and the like but round
about the age of 35 I found myself alone for the first time in my life and turned for comfort to, as I call it, my scratching
pad and simply scribbled down whatever was in my head probably put there by My Muse! I suppose for a more definitive
answer I would say half a lifetime!
3. Did you do any research while writing? If so, what kind?
The only research I did, which was not really research was living it!
They are my thoughts inspired by and sometimes it felt like My Muse was guiding my hand across the page and I was just the
4. Are there any authors or books who inspired you as a writer?
Not per se although I do tend to enjoy more factual books rather than
fiction, there have been one or two notable exceptions but for the life of me I can't even remember who they are!
5. Do you keep a strict writing schedule?
No I don't, I write 'When The Muse Strikes'
6. Who is your target audience?
The great Gore Vidal when asked a similar question more like why did
he write, he replied 'So none shall escape!' I go with Gore Vidal! The Universe is my target audience!
7. What are some of your favorite books?
Errrm mine! Apart from that of the few I actually have in my RV. They
are: The Brain Book by Peter Russell. The Enchanted World of Peter Pracownik (A incredible fantasy artist
friend of mine) My Son Todd and My Guardian Angels by Tom Santos (a self published book), and last but not least
a book by a fellow PA [PublishAmerica] Authoress Innocence Betrayed - A Dad's Story of Clergy Misconduct
by Helen Wisocki and Curt Szajnecki
8. What would you like your readers to know about you?
Anything they'd care to ask me, really! But as in my bio:
"Born the youngest of three in London England,‘Rainbow’,has always been
an ‘Americaphile’ loving all things American, especially chrome and fins on cars! At 15 he left academia and enrolled
in ‘The University of Life.’ He traveled to America in the 70’s and again in the 80’s, although that
‘Rock and Roll Dream’ ended in him returning to England totally broke and alone. He turned
for comfort and companionship to his ‘scratching pad’ and wrote, usually always coming out in verse, when The
Muse struck, his 'Expressions and Observations' on what he fondly calls the upright biped species that infect this planet,
as well as his own thoughts and experiences. He slowly became convinced that he was not from this planet, even if that only
meant he seemed alien to most people! However U.S. Immigration finally confirmed it when they stamped his
passport as a Legal Permanent Resident and issued him with his Official Alien Number! Thank you U.S.A.
Now it’s official! I come in Peace, but please, Don’t Take The Peace!"
In some ways, although I am a writer, almost from the day I could put
pen to paper, I have oftimes referred to myself as a WordSmith!