KD: I am a physician, entrepreneur who has started three biotechnology and cosmetic companies, and a writer. I write for medium.org, seekingalpha.com and talkmarkets.com
BBB: What inspired your book, Germs of War?
KD: I was concerned that the US was not taking the dangers of Afghanistan seriously. It was 1998 and no one seemed to understand what we were about to face. I wrote the book to highlight the dangers, but no one cared, so I self-published the book. Then 9/11 happened.
KD: The protagonist is a female graduate student at the Mayo Clinic. She is torn between a career in biology and her father who would rather she use her brains in Intelligence. Fate seals the deal for her.
BBB: What do you think readers will find most appealing about your book?
KD: The book pretty much predicted 9/11, though no planes were involved. There is explanation of what drives terrorists to do what they do, and the dangers of being complacent
BBB: What are you currently working on?
KD: Dangers of gene manipulation in humans. The book is based in China, with the Communist Party’s drive to create a super human race. But, as the poet Burns said, the best laid plans of mice and men gang aft a’gley (often go wrong).
Germs of War is available on Amazon.