Where did you get the idea for ‘One of its Legs… “?

From not writing the memoir I thought I wanted to. Well, that and an ‘out of left field’ call from a psychologist. There are events and a period in my life that were traumatic and informative; the sorts of life changing events we all go through in some shape or form. I had failed to kick start a memoir writing about those events for years, then I went to a psychologist, dumped my scrambled eggs into her basket, and she said, “I think you have a high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder.” “Say what?” “Asperger’s Syndrome.” I was 63; how the heck did I get to be 63 and not know? I began to look back over my life and almost immediately lots of ‘stuff’ began to fall into place. I remembered in particular a conversation with a young girl back in 1970 along with subsequent events and ‘bing!’ went the little light in my brain. The memoir that I thought I wanted to write would have to wait. The memoir I should write was about ‘a different place, a different face’, as Van Morrison so aptly put it. So I did.

Tell us a bit about who you are.

What were your goals in writing ‘One of its Legs… ‘?

How do you think autism has affected your life?

What’s the best thing about being a writer?

What are you currently working on?