Short 182-word Bio
Eric Alagan, author of Property Valuation, a Singapore bestseller, has self-published ten books and with each book, he continues to develop his voice and writing skills.
‘One never stops learning until one’s last breath, and perhaps even beyond,’ he says.
An aircraft maintenance engineer and former corporate type, Eric spent several decades in international business which has given him a front seat understanding of how businesses and governments operate. He illustrates his intimate knowledge of institutions, people, and their motivations in his geopolitical thrillers and literary historical novels.
Regarding his novel, Code Shield, A Peek into Singapore’s Secret Services, Dr Leon Comber, Monash University Australia, former Special Branch operative, and author, has this to say,
‘Alagan’s expertise is well brought out in this book.’
Married for 37 years to the same wife, and she continues to love him. Her love, just like Creation, remains a mystery for him.
He spends a typical day reading, writing, and revising his manuscripts. He is also an exercise junkie and enjoys his daily walk-a-jogs. Occasionally, he even manages to outrun his 90 year old aunty.
If you have the time, go for the long haul below 🙂
The above picture – Paris, December 2008 – when I still had (some) hair. Road biking – a lifelong hobby – not as fast as before but 2 out of 10 times, I beat my 90 year-old aunty (especially when she has a 50 kg rice bag strapped on her back).
As your time is precious, my posts take no more than three (3) minutes of reading time. Many take only a few seconds – especially the poems/haiku and flash fiction.
I also have a business blog – Business Courses and Tips for Entrepreneurs and Managers. Check it out 🙂
My blogging schedule:
As many of you know, I’m a self-taught and self-published author. After ten books and one local bestseller, I’ve hit a wall. I love writing but publishing can be a chore and I don’t have the distribution channels.
To up my game and reach an international readership, I need professional help – a literary agent. But I don’t believe in sending out 300 blind queries. Researching agents and what works for them is time consuming but the right and respectful way of going about before contacting a prospect. Couple this with my daily writing, revisions, and editing, and the hours disappear. Therefore, I’m cutting back on my thrice a week posts.
As of 26 March 2018, I shall post once a week on Mondays. This will accord me time to respond to your comments with the care and consideration they deserve, and also to visit your wonderful blogs. Thank you for your understanding.
Monday – Haiku. My replies to your comments will take the 5-7-5 haiku format. And when your comments help, I will also add a flash fiction in keeping with the theme of the haiku or your comment. Hope you enjoy my replies 🙂
Wednesday & Friday – For unscheduled announcements and posts. If I feel compelled enough, will also share posts from other blogs.
More to come…
All good wishes and thank you for honouring me with your visit 🙂
—– Eric Alagan (updated 24 March 2018)
What others say – from some good friends and kind souls
If you would like to know a bit more about me, click on the links below:
KYM & SUE – I’d the ugliest secretary but the prettiest mechanic work with me.
Silver Earrings & Tattoos – I’d no problems employing gangsters.
The Youngest MRO Engineer – I almost tripped up the Singapore system.
Turkey Shoot – I worked in a high risk environment where people actually got killed.
Unhappily Ever After – Generous as we try to be, some “professionals” simply don’t learn.
The Interview – My first job interview.
On the Job Training – Sometimes, the worst is for the best.
Macho Len – I am sure you’ve all come across the workplace tough guy.
A Shrewd Businessman – I learn from everyone.