Crockett Grabbe has been a member of the Writers’ League for five years. He lives in Austin, TX.
Scribe: In what genre(s) do you write?
Crockett Grabbe: Nonfiction, both investigative & scientific.
Scribe: What authors would you like to have coffee or a beer with and which beverage?
CG: Certainly Isaac Asimov if he were still alive. I would love to drink with Jim Marrs of Ft. Worth, and John Grisham (coffee if morning, beer if evening).
Scribe: If you were stranded on a deserted island, what book would you want to have with you to keep you sane?
CG: A factual book detailing the area that might reveal a way to get off!
Scribe: What have you learned from your association with the Writers’ League?
CG: It is inspirational to talk with other writers.
Scribe: Where do you see your writing taking you (or you taking it) in the future?
CG: Having retired from physics research, I plan to expand more into popular science. I have just completed writing several books on 9/11 at the WTC and plan to move into SuperTrains in my next book.
Scribe: Is there anything else about you that you would like to share with the world? An opportunity for blatant self-promotion!
CG: I won 2 Texas State Championships in Number Sense in my teens and got a Ph.D. (Applied Physics) from Caltech. I had a pituitary tumor in my 20s, was hit with a cerebral hemorrhage in my 30s, and relearned to walk and talk in my 40s. I have not given up, despite having multiple disabilities. I have written 13 books over 30 years (5 of them for scientists), been profiled from a book published in 1991 in Contemporary Authors (2 of 3 reviewers called it “excellent”), and received multiple listings in Writers Biography and Who’s Who in Science & Engineering over the years (even one year in Who’s Who in the World). I plan never to stop writing. You can find my recent publications online.