About My Books
Some people have workmates or classmates, but I have bookmates, and for me, they’re the best mates that a person could hope for.
I write my novels for people
- who like thoroughly researched historical fiction set in exotic places,
- who take pleasure in books that are both entertaining and thought-provoking,
- and who enjoy inspiring love stories.
If the above strikes a resonance with you, let me introduce you to my books and my world.
My Readers and Bookmates
RUSSIAN TREASURES SERIES
a novel about the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917
Journalist Klim Rogov, who has been pursuing an outstanding career abroad, returns to his home country, Russia, only to become caught up in the Bolshevik Revolution and the ensuing civil war. As his world collapses around him, he refuses to desert the woman he loves and remains in the Land of the Soviets fighting for their lives throughout the bloody struggles of 1917-1920.
a novel about Shanghai in the turbulent twenties
Fleeing the civil war in Russia, journalist Klim Rogov arrives in semi-colonial Shanghai along with thousands of devastated Russian refugees. But their arrival is not welcomed by the expat community that believes the newcomers’ poverty and desperation will undermine the very idea of the white man’s impregnable superiority. And indeed, soon enough the Chinese population rise up against their racist colonial overlords.
As the Soviet Union, the Western powers, and local Chinese nationalists vie for dominance over China, Klim tries to achieve the impossible—to win back his life and affections of his stunning, estranged wife Nina.
THE PRINCE OF THE SOVIETS
a novel about foreign journalists in the USSR
Klim Rogov never expected to become a Soviet aristocrat, but the position of a United Press corespondent in Moscow takes him to the very top.
Klim, however, had not arrived in the USSR to enjoy a lifestyle unimaginable for a common Russian citizen. He has a secret mission of his own—he must find his wife Nina, abducted by Bolshevik agents, before it’s too late.
NEONIKS AND MYSTIE THE FOX
an illustrated fantasy novel
A 10-year-old wizard called Jay brings his tiny talking fox Mystie to school to show her to his friends. However, a cover teacher in a fur-coat with a lion’s head on his collar kidnaps Mystie and whisks her away to unknown destination.
Jay and his sister Phoebe embark on a quest to get the little fox back, learning important lessons about the true meaning of friendship, creativity, and thinking outside the box on the way.