Many years ago, when my father was attending the Hollywood premiere of one of his many movies, a reporter asked him what his children wanted to be when they grew-up. He replied “My daughter wants to be an actress and singer.”
“What are you doing about that?” the reporter queried. “I’m paying for her to take acting and singing lessons,”.
“What about your son?”
“He says he wants to be a writer,” dad responded. “And how have you helped him with that?” the reporter asked. “I gave him a pencil”
Since then, although that pencil is long gone, I have been trying my darnedest to justify my father’s investment in my future…
Alan Mowbray Jr. lives with his wife Pamela in Puerto Rico – ” Looking down at the Atlantic Ocean from our balcony with the rainforest’s foothills at our front door” -‘The Trees of El Yunque’ is his fourth book – in addition to his two biographical efforts and two natural history books, his recent publications include essays, technical papers and magazine articles, as well as numerous writings for the El Yunque National Forest website and in-depth coverage of the vital, multi-agency recovery program for the highly endangered Puerto Rican Parrot for Dr. Jane Goodall’s ‘Hope For Animals’ project.
For a list of Alan’s books available at Amazon.com, click here.