From Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, CA
Band: The Major Parsons Project
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a Navy family and in Avalon, Catalina Island, CA for elementary and high school. There were no stoplights In Avalon, and the island's natural qualities and conservation priorities are still very inspiring.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing Jonathan Livingslime Seaslug when I was in Iraq on the night shift during Operation Provide Comfort in 1991. I finished writing it in Turkey in 1992.