Have you ever tried to write an "About Me"?
I'm sitting here looking at a blank screen, stumped, and I'm supposed to
be an author. It's like the stuff they make you put down on
these computer dating services.
Well, I guess that's one thing about
me. I write books and ebooks. I am a published science
fiction author with three novels currently out in Europe and recently
released in the U.S. with another right
behind any day now.
I write mainly high tech Science
Fiction and all three novels use the same characters (half
American, half Russian) on different adventures. My writer friends call that a "trilogy",
but since I haven't decided whether to stop just yet, I'll refrain from
using that term. My current project is a cookbook especially for guys
because, like the hero in my books, I'm also a gourmet chef (Mary Sue
anyone?). My wife has already published a Danish cookbook, so I can't be outdone.
At various times in my life I've been a diver in the U.S.
Navy, a disk jockey, an electrical engineer. I've taught physics at
university, as well as computer engineering and design, computer
programming and database administration.
My current day job is as a
computer systems administrator, but I still have plenty of time to write
(other than technical manuals). I'm in the process of starting up an
e-publishing company that will specialize in "unknown"
What it boils down to is that I really haven't decided
what I want to be when I grow up.
The sad thing is, I have never had a hobby that I
haven't made money at...that takes a lot of the fun out of the word
In high school I was interested in photography (became the
school yearbook photographer, which got me out of a LOT of
classes). Pretty soon I got good at it and began selling various
pictures I had taken and doing portraits...there went the
In The Beginning ISBN: 978-1-4116-3848-8
When a retired Seal, Mike
Angel, develops an inexpensive new space drive and begins launching
satellites from his suburban back yard, the local law takes notice.
When he refuses to turn his invention over to the military, the
government takes notice. When he blackmails the American and Russian
governments into helping him with the first manned expedition to
Mars, the world takes notice.
Paperback: $19.85 (292pp)
Just In Time
Doctor Joseph Belisar
discovers anomalous twenty-first century artifacts buried for two
millennia at an ancient Anasazi site and suspicion falls on his
friend, Mike Angel.
e-Book: $4.94, Paperback:
(less than a large pepperoni
Ad Astra ISBN-13: 978-1847285188
A mysterious explosion in China, Oksana is kidnapped, and SETI receives a
cryptic distress call from deep space. Mike and the crew discover that not only
is the speed of light not a limit to Vesna's capabilities, but they have cousins
in trouble across the cosmos.
Since I lived just a few hundred feet from the ocean (San
Diego, California), I figured that SCUBA diving would be neat...well, as a
diver, Uncle Sam sent me on my senior trip to Vietnam. No fun
In college I was introduced to my first computer -- about the
size of the house I'm living in and less than 1/1000th the power and speed
of what I'm sitting in front of at the moment (but it had 8K of
memory!). When I got tired of talking to myself for a living as a
disk jockey, I took my hobby in computers and made a living for the next
Once I saw
that kids getting out of fifth grade were as good as I am with computers,
I turned to telling my woes to a word processor...what do you know?
People actually give me money now to do that!
Science Fiction WritingI guess
my lifelong fascination with science and science fiction, space travel,
Nicola Tesla, artificial intelligence (which I also made money at
programming), the Russian people, and time travel made becoming a novelist
Most of my friends are over-aged hippies like
myself. We get together and reminisce about protest marches, bad
wars, corrupt politics...heck, we can still do
got a mixed bag of kids. One's a cop (don't ask me how a hippie's
kid turned cop), another married a Baptist preacher (REALLY don't ask how
that happened), another is a mortgage underwriter, yet another is regional
manager for a national defense contractor, and another is a
semi-professional photographer -- talk about the establishment! Here
I sit playing computer games and writing science fiction -- great example!
Beginning opens in the very near future with a hero who has
developed a way to generate and control gravity using a combination of
existing technologies. He manages to threaten and cajole the governments
of both the United States and the Russian Federation into backing him and
providing a crew of international scientists to accompany him and Vesna,
his AI computer, on the first civilian expedition to Mars.
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Keywords: Science Fiction, Artificial
Intelligence, Mars, String Theory, Tesla
Beginning is available as:
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Just In Time
Two years after returning from Mars, Dr. Belisar and a group of graduate
students uncover several of Mike's "one-of-a-kind" personal effects buried
three meters below the surface of Mesa Verde,
When Dr. Medvedev discovers that a 2000-year-old mummy they find at the
site has a surgical pin implanted in its leg, the crew suspects that they
had traveled through time and had also been
So begins a saga of Vesna and her crew as they discover the lives and
times of the ancient Anasazi, forefathers of the modern Hopi, Zuni, and
Navajo peoples in the desert Southwest.
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Keywords: Science Fiction, Artificial Intelligence, Time
Travel, Anasazi, Russian
Just In Time is available as:
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