David Garrett Izzo is an English Professor emeritus who has published five novels, three plays, seven short stories, and 18 poems, as well as 16 books and 60 essays of literary scholarship. David has published extensively on the Perennial Spiritual Philosophy of Mysticism (Vedanta) as applied to literature. He is inspired by Aldous Huxley (and is literary advisor to the Huxley estate), as well as Bruce Springsteen, his wife Carol and their five cats: Huxley, Max, Princess, Phoebe, and Luca. Two of his novels are fantasies with cats as characters: Maximus in Catland (compared to C.S. Lewis) and Purring Heights. The third is a historical novel about Huxley and peers.