Interview with Five Directions Press

I was delighted to share time with author Joan Schweighhardt during this interview for Five Directions Press, which describes itself as “literary journeys along paths less traveled.”

In this lovely conversation, she asks me about my transition from my career as a psychoanalyst to author. She draws out some very interesting aspects about my novel What Survives, as well as Myopia, a memoir.

Plus, this is my first interview where I reveal what lies ahead: My next novel, As They Are, which is a prequel to What Survives. So many readers of What Survives were intrigued by Fatma, the older blind woman who comes to the aid of Adalet, the main character in What Survives. Everyone wanted to know more about her. And so did I.

I know that there is a third novel, but it doesn’t have a title yet—I just know it takes place in Istanbul and New York around the attempted coup in Turkey.

Joan herself has five novels and a trilogy.

Read the full interview here.

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