Les Bill Gates


Leslie William Gates, who goes by the pen name of Les Bill Gates, was born in England in 1949. In 1972, he graduated from Keble College, Oxford University with an Honours degree in Mathematics. The following year he completed a Post-graduate Certificate in Education at Exeter University. Les has toured the world extensively and has spent more than twelve years in the Solomon Islands and eighteen years in New Zealand. Les was a High School teacher and is the former Principal of King George VI National Secondary School, Solomon Islands. Les is now pursuing a new career as an author. ‘Hope’, the first part of the fantasy trilogy ‘Windows on Our World’, is his first book. The second part ‘Faith’ is awaiting publication, and ‘Love’, is still in progress.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, when I was a child I hand-wrote a detective story; but I have lost it and only have vague memories of the plot.
When did you first start writing?
Seriously, not until about ten years ago in my mid to late fifties.
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The Power of Gnaris
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50,710. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The Karavec race have used the power of gnaris to travel vast distances across the universe. They are led by Barrow, the Great Savant. When all the embryos on Arion are murdered, Barrow calls upon Jim Forster, to investigate the crime. Their search for answers takes them to Hikon, and then to the neighbouring planet of Ziemia where they seek the perpetrator of the crime known as the Saviour.
Threw Lake and Other Short Stories
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 28,710. Language: British English. Published: April 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
This is an anthology of short stories from various genres. Some stories are about life, human relationships and death, but not all stories fit into that category.