Writing is great fun. I have been doing so rather diligently since 1990. More recently, I've published 20 books in just the past decade. My portfolio spans four technical works, eleven novels, and five anthologies. It includes a problem solving book (on High Performance Computing) that is used in the undergraduate Computer Science curricula at three universities - and has also been translated to Mandarin, plus a short story, The Girl with the Flaxen Hair (part of the Wars to End All Wars anthology), which was nominated for the 2014 Sidewise Awards for Alternate History!

Official website & author pages

If you'd like to learn a bit more about my journey as an author, please also take a look at my (fiction) writing-dedicated site, my Amazon author page, as well as the Goodreads author/fan page.

Fiction publications

Click on the thumbnail previews to go directly to the Amazon book pages (including audio books).

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* TBN = To Be Named; publication expected in the coming years.

Some of these books are also available on Audible and Smashwords. Specifically, you may be interested in The Betrayed, the first book in the complete four-book fantasy series The Lost Words. It is available for free download, no strings attached. If you like it, please consider buying the other books, too.

The Lost Words series (epic fantasy, 4 books, complete)

Woes & Hose (gunpowder era & humor, 3 books, complete)

Humanz (dystopian, horror, 3 books, 2nd volume published)

Anthologies (co-written with authors from

Standalone novels

Writing genres & style

I am not restricted to any particular genre, although I prefer the classic science fiction & fantasy. However, my existing and future books span many categories, themes and styles, including first- and third-person narrative, alternate history, epic and high fantasy, space opera and urban science fiction, biblical, mythology, paranormal, horror, dystopian, military action, adventure, and others.

I currently have at least more six books (and possibly several more anthologies) planned for publication in the next five years. Stay tuned for updates.

Technical publications

The IT-related works include: 1) a thorough guide on how to setup the Apache web server 2) a book on kernel crash analysis; invaluable for any large, enterprise deployment running Linux 3) a comprehensive book on problem solving in High Performance Computing (HPC); in a way, it's the sum of my work experience, with immense volume of data and examples from large, mission-critical environments and strong focus on statistical engineering and the scientific method 4) a system administration ethics book, a highly important guide for how to manage the modern cyber world challenges.

My book on problem Solving has been part of the undergraduate curriculum for Computer Science (CS) at three universities in the UK and Australia, and has also been translated to Mandarin, seeing good use in the Chinese HPC scientific and engineering communities.

Very soon, a fifth book will join this distinguished group. It's going to be a guide, or perhaps an anti-guide on how to navigate the tempestuous career waters of the tech world. The title: How to Make Your Career Suck Less. Yup, yup.

Short stories (professional publications)

I have a short list of published works - but growing. Free for reading.

Short stories (other works) & writing news

In addition to the professional portfolio, I have also published various other stories and writing snippets over the years. These include chapters from shelves books, writing competition pieces, and other ideas. Below, you will also find news and updates about book publications, giveaway events, and other cool and hopefully interesting details.