Dale Cloninger

Tell us about yourself.

A Clearwater, Florida native and graduate of Clearwater High School Dale graduated from Georgia Tech (BS) in 1962, Emory University (MBA) in 1965 and was awarded the DBA from Florida State University in 1973. Currently Dale is Professor Emeritus in Finance and Economics at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Dale has published numerous scholarly research papers and three books: The Economics of Crime and Law Enforcement (1972-1990), Death on Demand (1984-2005) and The Ninth Passage (2019)

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?

I grew up in North Carolina and was raised by a single mother that sacrificed all for a better future for me. These hard work ethics and sacrifices showed me what it took to be a real man and never give up on ones self.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?

My words come from my personal experience, so emotion drives the pen.

What is the best advice you have ever been given?

"Choose one thing in life, and do it very, very, well"

Do you have any advice for new authors?

always overfill your cup, this way everyone sees that you always give 110%

What has inspired you and your writing style?

The family nucleus must be fixed

What are you working on now?

I am currently working on the continuation of Clifford's War.

What is your favorite method for promoting your work?

Word of mouth is best. You can promote everywhere but if no one talks about it, no one cares.

What's next for you as a writer?

more public speaking and helping with ending the recidivism rate

How well do you work under pressure?

I'm a Captain that fly's Jets for a living. pressure is my Co-pilot.

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