I was born in the Ukraine in 1970, which was then a part of the Soviet Union, a country that no longer exists. I saw the world as a very different place while I lived behind the Iron Curtain. As a child, I never questioned anything because I was too busy trying to be a normal kid who played with toy soldiers, played soccer and hockey, who loved adventure and science fiction books, and occasionally skipped school to see my favorite movies. The world broadened for me after the famous Perestroika and Glasnost. Once forbidden movies, music, and literature from the West became more readily available.
Things changed when at the age of sixteen, I immigrated to United States with my family to join my relatives and seek a better life. I ended up a stranger in a strange land where everything fascinated me. New York City, the modern day Babylon, appealed to me with its myriad of languages, customs, and flavors. Assimilating into new culture, learning a new language, finishing high school and college, these were some of the best and most challenging years of my life. After earning my bachelor's degree in Fine Arts and Graphic Design, I sought beauty in all its forms until slowly and rather surprisingly a new irresistible desire emerged inside me: a love of writing.
I had great teachers who taught me the craft with great patience, fun and understanding. I learned from the books written by some of the best writers in the world: Jack London, Ernst Hemingway, David Morell, Isaac Azimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Frank Herbert… And the movies that always inspired me are on my shelf, waiting to be picked up when I need to go where the winds of creation will take me. For me writing is a labor of love. I want to share with my readers all the fun and joy of creativity and imagination. My hobbies include traveling, book and coin collecting, graphic novels, Japanese food and manga, military history and science.
I currently live in New York City where I enjoy the best the Big Apple has to offer.
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Boomerang Will Not Return: A Novel of Time Travel
It was supposed to be a simple mission--deliver six nuclear missiles back to the United States onboard the most advanced Stealth bomber in the world. What no one expected was an aerial phenomenon that catapults the plane and its crew from the present day to the year 1942 into the heart of Nazi Germany. The pilots trapped in time now have a new mission: to save history at any price.
Die to Live Again: A Post-Apocalyptic Novel
In a post-apocalyptic world gripped by madness, young college graduate Tanya Gray is forced to make a choice--whether to accept nature’s miraculous hidden promise of revival. The chosen ones must die to live again. One thing is certain, the world reshaped by nuclear fire will never be the same. It is a story of war, tragedy, love, and triumph of the human spirit.
Eugene Francois Vidocq was a thief, an adventurer, and a duelist who searched for his place in life with wit, sword, and passionate love affairs. Hunted by the police agents of revolutionary France and later the agents of Napoleon, he is forced to make the most important decision in his life to survive and become a man of respect.
Planet of Men - Book 2 of Enigma
Escaping the wrath of powerful godlike overlords, Peter Blackwood finds a temporary place of safety on Freedom Island, the only place on planet Enigma where overlords cannot touch him. But the game designed by the alien red cloud is far from over. Once only a myth sustained for centuries, Blackwood is now a living symbol of rebellion against the tyrannical supermen...
Planet of Gods: Book 1 of Enigma
Professor Peter Blackwood, a former Space Marine turned scientist, looks forward to retirement on a paradise resort planet. Snatching him from the hyperspace highway, a power alien intelligence catapults him light years away to a remote planet--Enigma. With his ship damaged and unable to escape, Blackwood encounters a human colony, a world controlled by the red cloud and . . .
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