Of my part-time writing job that finally paid off

As my readers know, I write in two genres, the factual ‘Surgeon’ Diary’ and the fictional novels.ILLUSTRATION | J NYAGAH


What you need to know:

  • In my novels, I have to write sizzling hot bedroom scenes to make the narrative realistic, and did not think that my patients would like their surgeon to write vivid details of what happens in closed bedrooms, however true.
  • My first novel was published in February, 1978 and the Surgeon’s Diary made its first appearance in the Sunday Nation of May 25, 1980.

I think it was at the turn of the century that John Sibi Okumu, one of our brilliant journalists, interviewed me on the ‘Summit’ programme of KTN, appropriately on the top floor of Laico Regency Hotel.


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