Geoff Palmer

Biography

Geoff Palmer has picked grapes in Switzerland, sold cameras on London's Tottenham Court Road and programmed computers in Fiji. He spent eight years working as a professional photographer then changed careers and became a computer programmer working for some of the largest banks and insurance companies in New Zealand and the UK.

Two of his novels – the award-winning Telling Stories and the gripping young adult sci-fi/adventure tale Too Many Zeros – found traditional publishers (Reed and Penguin), but Geoff has now embarked on an indie publishing career. As well as re-releasing his previous books, he's continuing the Too Many Zeros series, working on thriller/detective series (that begins with Private Viewing), writing standalone thrillers (like Payback), and has much more planned. Watch this space!

And if that's not enough, Geoff is also a technical writer specialising in IT-related subjects. His features and columns have appeared PC World, ComputerWorld, Net Magazine, the Sunday Star Times, and many other publications. His clear, entertaining and concise summary of complex subjects has won him plenty of enthusiastic readers, and he is the recipient of four Qantas Media Awards for journalism.

Geoff lives in Wellington, New Zealand.

Where to find Geoff Palmer online


Books

Reasons for Not Writing & How to Overcome Them
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 30,880. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: February 18, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
Of all the creative arts, writing a book is both deceptively easy and surprisingly difficult. There are plenty of How To guides about creative writing, but precious few deal with the actual day to day process of becoming and being a writer. This practical, self-help guide is an exception that will unlock your potential, your creativity and genius.
Private Lives
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,680. Language: British English. Published: September 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Jane Child’s first case: a missing cat. How did she get the boring one? Partner Matt Healy’s is far more interesting: someone’s counterfeiting top-notch coffee. But sometimes less can be more. More complex, more frightening and much, much more dangerous. Bluebelle Investigations hits the ground running in this gripping sequel to the highly acclaimed Private Viewing.
Lair of the Sentinels
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,060. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: May 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
Things get weirder – and even more perilous – for Tim, Coral and their friends from outer space. The slimy, slug-like, mind-reading Sentinels have formulated a fiendish plan to exterminate them one by one... Picking up from where Too Many Zeros left off, Lair of the Sentinels continues the adrenaline-filled adventure and heart-stopping action.
Payback
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,840. Language: American English. Published: March 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Solikha Duong and Alice Kwann; two women, two very different worlds, but they're bound together by a shocking secret. Tough and resourceful, they won't give up without a fight. Because sometimes your past won't let you go. Gritty, suspenseful, page-turning action that lifts the lid on a shocking trade we'd rather ignore.
Too Many Zeros
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,410. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: September 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
Calculator-carrying mice with an interest in microwaves? That’s odd. But things get weirder still for Tim and his sister Coral when they’re plunged into an adventure with aliens and killer robots converging on a sleepy town. Their new friends are in terrible danger and desperate to get home, but what hope do they have against pursuers who’ll stop at nothing to protect the galaxy’s biggest secret?
Private Viewing
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,640. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
When Jane Child falls under the spell of her new boss, the wealthy but mysterious Damien Trotter, she finds herself trapped in a web of intrigue, vile secrets and murder, where even her most intimate moments are no longer her own. Now she must confront the shadows in her past and the deeper, darker shadows in her present. Shadows that may cost her the man she loves, her happiness ... and her life.
Telling Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,870. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: June 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Literature » Literary
WINNER OF THE REED FICTION AWARD Eric Dombey is wild, wacky and out of control; a prankster and practical joker. But he isn’t real. He’s the creation of Steven Spalding, a mild-mannered civil servant who uses his creation to take revenge on the world. But as Eric’s misadventures edge closer to Steven’s real life, their paths become inextricably crossed – with uproarious and disturbing results.

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