Non-Fiction - Memoir
Date Published: November, 2016
Publisher: Different Drummer Press
Polio and Me provides a view of the past, present, and future—the saga of one boy’s pain, fear, and loneliness—the long struggle to develop a vaccine and effective treatments—the world-wide goal to eradicate the polio virus, and in some twenty-first century cancer research trials, the polio virus eliminated cancerous tumors.
What is the hardest part of writing your books?
At first, getting people to accept that I was a writer, not a nut!
What songs are most played on your Ipod?
I’m a classical music lover and I have three startions I stream while writing, KDFC in San Francisco, Venice Classical Radio, or Radio Swiss Classic.
Do you have critique partners or beta readers?
YES! I belong to a writer’s group. We meet every two weeks and critique each others work. As far as I’m concerned, this is the final step is to make you a better writer.
What book are you reading now?
At Machu Pichu, Turn Right
How did you start your writing career?
After I retired I wrote golf and travel articles. After ten years I decided to expand into novels and non-fiction
Tell us about your next release.
It is a comedy of manners novel about a sixty-five year old man who moves into an exclusive Senior living facility. The title?
Casper Potts and The Ladies Casserole Club
About the Author
Ken Dalton was born in Los Angeles in 1938. In 1943 he contracted polio and spent the next eleven years of his childhood in and out of hospitals.
Fifty-nine years ago he married his childhood sweetheart and is a father of three, a grandfather of four, and the great-grandfather of nine.
After a thirty-eight year management career with Pacific Telephone Company, Ken retired to write golf and travel articles for Golf Digest, Golf Illustrated, Fairways and Greens, and Golf.com.
During two NBC-TV Celebrity Golf Tournaments at Lake Tahoe, he interviewed Olympic Decathlon Champion, Bruce Jenner when he was Bruce, not Caitlyn, the mischievous Chicago Bears quarterback, Jim McMahon, the iconic Vice-President Dan Quail, and NBC Today show anchor, Matt Lauer.
Ken has published six mystery novels. Polio and Me marks his initial foray into the world of non-fiction.
Presently, Ken is working on his seventh mystery, The Heretics Hymnal, and a comedy of manners novel, Casper Potts and the Ladies Casserole club.