"A Conversation With John H. Manfold Author of El Tigre: The Life and Times of El Tigre Viejo" - an interview from the American Chronicle begins:
"John is a retired professor and scientific journal editor. He is the author of several textbooks, a lexicon in four languages and now novels that often require extensive research. He provides coaching on various types and phases of writing. He is active in Cowboy Action Shooting and Cowboy Fast Draw.
Good day John and thanks for participating in our interview.
John: I thank you, and am most pleased to have the opportunity to do so.
Norm: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
John: I really am not sure I ever have stopped to think about it. I realize that today there seems to be a great concentration on fitting a person into a specific niche, and there is an almost frightening desire to attain the status of ´a published author´. This is fine, as long as it is enjoyable, and one is aware of the work that follows in marketing the product. But to answer the question, I go back a long way to when there still was belief in the Renaissance way of life. Writing was something that was part of my lecturing, researching and consulting. I enjoyed, and ´just did it´.
Norm: What do you see as the influences on your writing?
John: I love action, sports, and history. ....." READ MORE AT http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/70854