However, the main character Dr. Peter Branstead, is not the only thing in common with this neurologist turned author. Dr. Snider also lived and worked in Greenwich Village and that is the primary location of Brain Warp, which helped in writing his novel; not to mention that Dr. Snider is not the only author in the family. His wife, Judy Snider is the author of children’s book, Goldy’s Baby Socks and a wonderful gift book with her sister Joan Dickow, I Love You, Be Careful.
Before we ended our chat, I wondered how Dr. Snider would answer this same question I'm asked in a lot of my interviews, When they write your obituary, what do you hope they will say about your books and writing?. He response was touching.
"That I was moved by how people could learn to cope with disorders of the brain, that would affect them at the deepest level of what we consider our very being, and that I did my best to help them understand what was happening to them so they could get on with their lives. I also hope they will mention that I was a good father and husband, and that writing provided me with an expressive and creative outlet that is so important in a profession that has such an intense interaction with people at a critical phase of their lives."
Dr. Snider’s is working on another novel. This next book is more of a medical/religious thriller that will touch on issues of free will versus God’s will, as well as the ethics of stem cell research. The release date to be announced.
You can find out more about Brain Warp at its website.