In the end, I was forced to leave or quit writing. If you think he had the qualifications as a writer, he didn't. He had been touting his latest work for over 20 years and couldn't get a publisher - I'm not surprised, his other work only sold four books in ten years. My e-book about the PI Pat Canella out sold him in one day.
He did tell me that the US #scifi market is the hardest to sell in. This isn't the reason I was loathe to try selling on Barnes & Noble http://alsdomain.weebly.com/barnes--noble.html. The reason I held back was because I saw that most of the outlets are in Universities and colleges and I thought my work wouldn't stand up to scrutiny in higher education.
He also said that my work would never sell - I guess with over 670 sales for Forgestriker http://alsdomain.weebly.com/forgestriker---the-hit-series.html we we're both wrong.