Why Ice Cream Headache?
This story works on many different levels, but what I wanted to show with this novella was a microcosm of America in 1968 that had already been turned upside down by the Vietnam War and the assassination of Martin Luther King. And there would be so much more before Apollo 8 circled the moon on Christmas Eve.
There is a lot of history in this novella, but it is not a historical novel per se. It is a drama of sorts keeping in the tradition of Peyton Place. There’s a lot of bad stuff going on behind the scenes; behind closed drapes.