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About the Author

Firstly, yes, it is a pseudonym. That one is a given, I think! I have a very particular reason for it.

As an author, you are judged on your work. Nothing wrong with that. But you are judged on the genre(s) you write for as well, and you may find that one experimental piece of work you dared to do does not really meet the expectations of your following (if you are lucky enough to have one, of course!).

I have an interest in writing other types of work - contemporary fiction, speculative fiction, something with a mystical edge to it, and so on… for each of those things, I will likely have different names that I will write under, just so that there is a clear understanding that I undertake each thing with a completely different approach, and should hence be treated as a different writer. Sounds egomaniacal, I know, sorry.

Beyond that, I don’t really know what to say. I’m an academic at heart. I was at home with literature at school, and then - don’t ask me how, I really don’t know - I ended up in IT. Now, I’m increasingly keen to get back to where I am most comfortable, whilst using what I have learned to facilitate me where it is possible. One massive upside was being able to do all the eBook production work myself, and build the sites needed to make it all happen.

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“Yellow Sky”

Crisis for the Han Dynasty

This work begins in the middle of the 2nd Century AD and chronicles the destructive schemes of the eunuchs known as the ‘Ten Attendants’, the ‘Partisan Crisis’, the Yellow Turban Rebellion, the subsequent Liang Province Rebellion, the dynastic succession crisis of the late 180s, the rule of the tyrant Dong Zhuo and the beginnings of the warlord-governor era that preceded the collapse of the Han regime in China. View the synopsis, learn a bit more about the project or read the first act for free.

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Crouching Dragon

The Journey of Zhuge Liang

This work follows the career of the noted 3rd Century Chinese figure Zhuge Liang as he leaves his life as a farmer and pledges service to the descendant of a disinherited prince that claims to be the only hope for the 400-year old Han Dynasty and its beleaguered Emperor. You can view the synopsis for this work, learn a bit more about the project or if you want to try before you buy, you can read the first act for free.

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