Roger L. Simon: Mystery Novelist and Screenwriter
You won’t find a detailed autobiography here. Alice B. Toklas (or Gertrude Stein) I’m not and author websites, even with blogs, are self-promotional enough without more ego-driven blather. But I will reveal the following:
I was born in New York City at the tail end of a war. (A glance at the black-and-white of me in front of our apartment building should give you a hint which one.)
My father was a doctor, my mother a publicist who, in the Fifties manner, became a housewife after my two sisters were born. The family then moved to Scarsdale, a wealthy suburb, which, a true child of my time, I immediately pronounced bourgeois and decamped from on as many weekends as possible for Greenwich Village, my “spiritual home.” (Are you bored yet? It gets worse.) I next attended two privileged educational institutions, Dartmouth and the Yale School of Drama, the latter in the playwriting division, something I wasn’t able to do then and still am not.
- Alexa: RogerLsiMon.com