I wrote The Reluctant Human because I was tired of living in the shadows of my life. Get up at 6. Get on the train. Get on the subway. Work at the fastest pace possible. Hurry home. Get about three hours to go to the bathroom, eat, love and unwind, before going to sleep and doing it again. But I needed more of a life than that. I had no wife, kids, or mortgage. Every day I needed more, ached for more, hurt for more, but nothing.
There had always been a calling. When down and out I still heard it like a sacred voice calling from my dreams. The rat-race had to end for me. I never won. In ways I wrote The Reluctant Human as a protest and a shield against daily routines that grind us all up. And I was tired of dying for what was killing me.
I wrote The Reluctant Human to reach out to people who have had similar experiences and who have always wanted more. I felt that writing was the only way to reach people and say what I needed to say: that if we can change, the world can too.
I don’t want the main character, Scott, to suffer, as I don’t want to suffer myself, but in The Reluctant Human he must suffer to reach a conclusion to throw it all down. Not to say we can eliminate suffering, but by going down the wrong roads we are guaranteed to experience it.
The Reluctant Human is the first in a series of three books. The Reluctant Human is about the dark struggles we must first endure and the voice that calls up from the soul. At times it is also hopeful. The second book I am now currently working on is The Emerging Human. It is about people starting to claim life and how we can affect others as the word spreads. The third is The Human Remains where people are influencing the world and impacting the future in the way we have all envisioned yet never really lived. It is about changing the fate of humanity. It is about our own humanity.