Sheldon Greene





Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.

Sheldon Greene is the author of eight well received published novels as well as articles published in scholarly journals. He was appointed Warden of Insurance of the State of Ohio at age 23. A public interest lawyer, Greene pursued seminal issues literally decades before they achieved national attention, such as our flawed health delivery system, the impact of illegal immigration on the economy, renewable energy, and our public land policies. Greene was a participant in the first Obama national policy team for both immigration and energy. He was one of the founders of the New Israel Fund and helped formulate its unique structure drawing on his experience as General Counsel of California Rural Legal Assistance. He is an executive in a wind energy development company and has been actively engaged in renewable energy for over 25 years. He served on the Advisory Board of the Great Lakes Energy Institute at Case Western Reserve University School of Engineering for 10 years. He advocates the formulation of a God concept derived from the life process, stripped of anachronistic anthropomorphic characteristics. He has developed personal guidelines for a balanced, seamless life with spiritual, intellectual, social, and creative dimensions. Publications: Promised Land: Distribution of Public Land by the United States 5 Ecology Law Quarterly 4 at 707-751 University of California, Berkeley; Public Agency Distortion of Congressional Will, 40 The George Washington Law Review #3 March, pp 440-464; Immigration Law and Rural Poverty-The Problems of the Illegal Entrant, Duke Law Journal #3 pp475-494; Lost and Found, a novel, Random House; Burnt Umber, Prodigal Sons, , Pursuit of Happiness . The Seed Apple, After the Parch, Waiting for the Messiah, renamed The Lev Effect, Tamar Education: Graduated Magna Cum Lauda, Phi Beta Kappa, Order of the Coif, Case Western Reserve University, undergraduate and law, fifth in Grand National Debate Tournament, Law Review Editor, Winner Dunmore Moot Court Competition, Contracts Prize.


Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.

Tamar is the fourth volume of the American Quartet. It is the back story of The Seed Apple. That novel is about Jewish Indians whose ancestors migrated to what is now the Palm Springs California area from Yucatan. Tamar is narrated by a young woman who becomes the leader of the tribe in the late 19th Century.


Do you have any unusual writing habits?

No. I work when the spirit moves me and I have the time.


What authors, or books have influenced you?

Too many to mention. I am an eclectic reader. Off the top of my head, One Hundred Years of Solitude and War and Peace come to mind.


What are you working on now?

Having published eight novels, I have shifted to topical essays. Some can be found on Substack under the rubric of Crit.


What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?

Can\’t say.


Which Websites you like most to promote your book

None particularly


Do you have any advice for new authors?

Be tenacious. Consider the process and result the only source of gratification.


What is the best advice you have ever heard?

Keep your eyes on the horizon


What are you reading now?

I am a policy wonk and am immersed in a diversity of happenings from political to scientific


What’s next for you as a writer?

Doing what I feel like doing.


If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?

Probably survival oriented books


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