Smallpox: The Why? in My Memoir

                           Nigerian smallpox vaccination poster in the Hausa language   Smallpox: The Why? It’s time to shift gears. It’s time for the Why. Not why I wrote Vaccines & Bayonets (I’ve already blogged about that), but why our family moved to Africa. Why…

Truth in My Memoir – No Fake News

    Because I was, and am, adamant that my memoir of smallpox and Africa will be as true as I believe possible, the title You Can’t Make This Stuff Up made me grab this book off the shelf. The author, Lee Gutkind, widely regarded as the father of creative nonfiction, is also founder and…

Key #3 to Writing My Africa Smallpox Memoir – Read About Writing

“[Smallpox eradication] required the right people: doctors, epidemiologists, administrators, and volunteers who risked their safety and sanity in pursuit of an elusive goal…These heroes as much as technical, scientific, and bureaucratic advances, gave the world its greatest victory in the war between human and microbe.”  (Bob H. Reinhardt in The End of a Global Pox:…