We have all probably seen or heard something in the news that made us say, “Someone should do something about it.” The difference with today’s Word By Word: Conversations With Writers guest, David Hightower, is that he did do something. He wrote a book.
Hightower explains,” I’m not a writer. I was a day trader in the East Bay before my wife and I came to Petaluma. My wife was pregnant when we moved, and I’ve spent a great deal of my time since then being the Dad to my four-year-old and 2-year-old boys.”
“Part of that job,” Hightower continues, “is reading more than my fair share of Dr. Seuss books, so, when I read a tweet the President had done in rhyme, I responded by jotting down my response in Seussian-style poetry. I guess I was frustrated—very, very, upset with no outlet. So I wrote my book entitled The Sun Also Sets: A Seussical Indictment of Trump.
Host Gil Mansergh chats with David about the steep learning curve transitioning from a stay-at-home-Dad, to becoming a book author, publisher, distributor and marketer.
Word by Word Conversations with Writers is hosted by Gil Mansergh and can be heard on the second Sunday of the month at 10:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org / Listen on the go – download the FREE KRCB App for your favorite mobile device.
(Photo: David Hightower, author of The Sun Also Sets – Gil Mansergh/courtesy of Petaluma Argus Courier)