EB: Tell us about your book. What is it about?
DH: It is the story of my working life from 1973, when I first went overseas, to 2009, when my expatriate life finally came to an end.
EB: Why did you write it?
DH: I had written of my life growing up in South Wales [to be released shortly by Summertime Publishing]. I needed to complete my South Wales story by writing about my later, working life.
EB: Why do you think your book needed to be written?
DH: To add to the story of my childhood and so create a more comprehensive account of my life, hence giving my descendants a more comprehensive account of my life.
EB: Who do you think will read your book? Or who would you like to read your book?
DH: Really, I wrote this for family and friends.
EB: What was your biggest challenge regarding the writing of your book? How have you overcome that?
DH: Boredom! I lost interest in the book, but was overcome by an inbuilt trait of ‘do-not-give-up’. I would have felt bad if I had not finished it.
EB: If you were to give advice to someone else who is thinking about writing a memoir, what would be your number one tip?
DH: Go for it, keep at it, finish it.