I was honored to share a visit today with Dr. Robert G. Williscroft, a retired submarine officer, deep-sea and saturation diver, scientist, author of numerous books . . . and so much more!
Here is the audio-only podcast version link:
Show Notes with Links:
- How was MileHiCon?
- I thought I’d done some cool things but YOU ! Tell our listeners what a saturation diver is, and then, have you ever wrestled an octopus?
- I read Slingshot. In a nutshell and to a layperson, describe this transportation invention.
- Will it be done, and who will do it (did Elon invest in the wrong venture)?
- What was the most challenging physical thing you’ve survived, and how did it change you?
- You met Jacques Cousteau! Impressions?
- Did you know a Margo, and no spoiler here, but her discovery was awesome!
- Slingshot has intrigue, danger, sabotage, science, leadership, redemption, love/lust (do they all?)
Robert reads a passage from Operation Arctic Sting!
- Why do you write?
- Robert tells us how to make friends with an Orca and how they are the smartest in the sea world (even though they still don’t have opposable thumbs)!
- From Starman Jones (for youngsters) to Slingshot in 2018 to latest pub (SUBMARINE-ER, stories by Jerry Pait), how has your writing changed?
- What have you learned that has surprised you?
- How have your life experiences informed your writing?
- Doing NaNoWriMo? Nope! (I am!)
- Names mentioned: Dr. Sonny White, Dr. Frank Drake, Keith Lofstrom
- Tips and advice to storytellers out there who want to share?
- Robert and I (and many other authors) will be at this year’s Georgetown Christmas Market! Come find us!
- Below, the push-up contest with author Todd Fahnestock (watch my interview with Todd here). Robert then showed us all up by doing push-ups on his fingertips! We were still wearing masks last year!
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