I am an 81 year-old retired professor of family medicine living in Seattle WA. I was born in Slovakia and grew up in the UK. During my medical life of teaching and research I wrote a slew of medical articles, book chapters and essays ... and a few short stories about country practice in the UK. Since 2000 I have been writing fiction!!!! The Kohut Trilogy, three novels based on my family's escape from Nazi-occupied Prague in 1939. Two have been published. The Dragontail Buttonhole and Cafe Budapest to good reviews. These are not Holocaust or battle action stories but follow a refugee family as they confront danger, uncertainty and a slew of good and bad characters on their odyssey through Europe to London, UK. Its a story of how war and separation affect family ties. My premise is that individual needs always outweigh family bonds.