Writing a book is easy. Finishing a book is harder.
Selling a book is EVEN harder in 2020 than selling a Compact Disc
IN 2020 I STARTED WRITING
NOTHING CAN GO WRONG
about MICHAEL CRICHTON'S
My grandfather was a movie star, in Australia in 1936. He was the star of Orphan of the Wilderness and Mystery Island. He was lost at sea at the age of 26 while attempting to sail back from Lord Howe Island - where they had wrapped filming of Mystery Island - to the east coast of Australia.
My father was a film censor in the 1970s for five years. Then a buyer for ABC Television in the late seventies and early eighties.
He took me and my brother - and his wife - to see G to M-rated films. Some of the M-rated films were full-on. I think he thought I could, at seven, see the rational world - what was rational in his mind - and determine what was morally right and wrong and successfully translate the good things that I saw, into my life.
.As a family we saw at least two films in cinemas in Sydney every week, sometimes more.
I was often allowed to go into the Film Censorship screenings during school holidays and watch films along with the other censors, which they were evaluating for their rating.
My father and brother read Michael Crichton books. We all watched Michael Crichton films.