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About me

Gender MALE
Occupation Writer
Location DeLand, Florida, United States
Introduction I've lived many lives in one lifetime while teaching literature and creative writing in several universities, earning my living as a fiction writer for 10 years (4 of them in England), and practicing law (appellate practice mainly). Under my birth name, Fleming Lee Blitch, my children's books -- "The Amazing Adventures of Peter Grunt" and "The Last Dragon" -- were published by J.B. Lippincott Co.; I was a Bread Loaf Writers' Conference Fellow as part of an award for Best Children's Fiction of the year. Various other books of mine were published, and I collaborated with Leslie Charteris on a number of books and television scripts in the "Saint" series. I've now retired from law and am devoting myself to playing and writing.
Interests Philosophy, History, Spiritual and psychic matters, Cinema, Computer games, Swimming, Sailing, Tennis, Golf, Cats, Stock market trading
Favorite Movies Laurel & Hardy, Buster Keaton, "Birth of a Nation", "Stanley and Livingstone", Leni Riefenstahl ("Triumph of the Will", "Olympia"), "Unfaithfully Yours" (1948), "Monsieur Hulot's Holiday", Fellini ("8 1/2"), "War of the Worlds" (1953), "Forbidden Planet", "The Party" (1968) "The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe" (1972), Monty Python, "The Gods Must be Crazy", "Slingblade", "Tampopo", "Mr. Bean" episodes, "Joyeux Noel/Merry Christmas" (2005)
Favorite Music Beethoven (9th Symphony), Mozart (Magic Flute), Carl Orff (Carmina Burana), Bach
Favorite Books "Tristram Shandy", "Vanity Fair", "The Red and the Black", Checkhov, Tolstoy, Mark Twain, "I Married Adventure" (Osa Johnson), "The Tin Drum", Herman Hesse, William Faulkner, Aldous Huxley, "1984", Robert Benchley, James Thurber, P.G. Wodehouse, Eudora Welty, "Cross Creek", "Bonfire of the Vanities", "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"