I spent about 40 minutes on the phone last night with an old friend, as he has just released a new book of memoirs and stories of the people that have been a part of his amazing life. I've had the pleasure of watching his career grow over the years, and when I lived in Kelowna BC, heard him read many times as we were part of the same writers' community.
The best part? He really got started after his medical career ended - in his seventies! At 86 now, this third book may be his best, as he expands on prior publications that have recounted his career as a frontier doctor, with many of those years serving in marginalized minority communities. His stories are told with flourish and a spellbinding manner that is only enhanced more if you're lucky enough to see him read them live. But the books are certainly not going to let you down on their own.
I hope to have this edited and ready for publication quick, but I may hold it back until after Christmas so it doesn't get lost in the shuffle. I want everyone that hasn't already heard of him to really, really get to know Dr. Sterling Haynes. I'm not going to give away any tidbits, but he has some stories to tell....
The companion podcast will give you some idea of his style - I can't see keeping it under half an hour!