An American by birth and education, I wrote the novel from the perspective of a contemporary British novelist in order to enhance thematic elements as well as character development and portrayal. My perspective as the author from that standpoint was largely influenced by George Orwell, Arthur C. Clarke, Aleister Crowley, Spinoza, Joseph Campbell and William Blake.
My life-long interest in international economics and finance continues unabated. I primarily demonstratesthis professional involvement as a contributor to the Long Room, the members-only international finance professionals' forum hosted by "The Financial Times of London".
I'm a recreational scuba diver who enjoys traveling to exotic dive sites. My love of the sea and marine life gives me an unbounded appreciation and support of “green” issues, especially those devoted to the conservation of endangered species and coral reefs.