An aircraft engineer, logistician, and former corporate executive, Eric Alagan is also a keen observer of people.

Like many self-taught authors, Eric flowed with his muse and wrote thrillers, humour and even non-fiction. His writing gravitated to his passion for history and interest in geopolitics.

Now, he focuses on historical fiction rich in convoluted plots.

Eric’s novels draw from historical facts; myths; legends; and mores of the times. His stories fill with realism and transports the reader to experience life as it was in centuries past.

To give his muse an avenue for expression, Eric uses this blog. He writes flash fiction, haiku and verse in all genres.

He spends a typical day, reading, researching, writing, and revising his manuscripts.


He is also an exercise junkie and enjoys his daily walk-a-jogs. He loves road-biking. But after his 90-year-old grandma beat him in a cycling race, he stays away from road-biking.

He wanted to take up sky-diving but Grandma beat him to it too—she already has 84 jumps to her credit including 12 free-falls from 15,000 feet. Grandma is also into rock-climbing, lumber-jacking and scuba-diving.

Eric has decided that he will simply try to out-live her.

Updated 26 Feb 2020


What others say – from some good friends and kind souls

Eva Matson blogging as gabrielsfury

Christy Birmingham blogging as Poetic Parfait

Paul Grignon blogging as Paul Grignon


If you would like to know more about him, click on the links below:

KYM & SUE – He’d the ugliest secretary but the prettiest mechanic work with him.

Silver Earrings & Tattoos – He’d no problems employing gangsters.

The Youngest MRO Engineer – He almost tripped up the Singapore system.

Turkey Shoot – He worked in a high risk environment where people got killed.

Unhappily Ever After – Generous as he tries to be, some “professionals” don’t learn.

The Interview – His first job interview.

On-the-Job Training – Sometimes, the worst is for the best.

Macho Len – You’ve all come across the workplace tough guy.

A Shrewd Businessman – He learns from everyone.



    1. Congratulations on landing The Candle Lighter Award. This is a great honour and recognition.

      Thank you also for nominating me as a Candle. Every award is treasured as continued recognition of my efforts.

      Happy blogging and all good wishes,

  1. I have been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award and now I am passing it onto you! I have enjoyed your posts very much and hope others will enjoy them too. You have been mentioned in my post, My Versatile Blog Award. Keep writing and I will keep reading!

    1. Dear Cindy,
      Congratulations on winning this award and thank you for thinking of me – I happily accept.
      Thank you for the encouragement and am pleased to have made your visits to my blog enjoyable.
      Peace, Eric

    1. I knew it!!! The moment you said ‘sir’ I knew you were from the Philippines. I checked and was again proven right. People of Philippines are so polite, humble and beautiful. I plan to visit and trawl through your posts again, Jonathan.
      All good wishes, Eric

  2. You are very kind, I appreciate you stopping by to
    read or look at the pictures I use… pictures seem to speak to me
    and i write what i hear….
    I will enjoy the wandering through your thoughts to words
    Thank you again for stopping by…


  3. Hi Eric, thanks for liking my posts Random Encounter and Living Deliberately. I don’t write poems but I admire those who do. Keep up with yours and congratulations on your nominations!

  4. Thanks Eric for liking my poem on “Dreaming of Dreams”. I am looking forward to reading your poems to see your view points on different emotions that are everyday in life.

    1. Thank you for the return visit and comment.

      Your poem touched on ‘reality’ and hinted about ‘illusion’. That is interesting, as I will be posting a poem soon, about these two subjects.

      All good wishes, Eric

  5. Thank you so much for stopping by. I am very new to this and am thankful that you have retained your sight after reading my poem. More to come, I promise.

    Thank you again…so much.

    1. Congratulations on your nominations. Hope you are well recovered from your illness.
      Thank you very much for passing these awards to me. I am thrilled and humbled.
      All good wishes, Eric

  6. A good looking eternal ruler can surely be something to cherish in your own name. Thank you again for your kind comment – it is a privilege you gave me such a nice contribution … 🙂

  7. You have been kind in your comment and contribution. I have enjoyed both of them very much. Thank you, Eric – the eternal ruler – (have just looked up the meaning of your name … 🙂
    Best wishes!

    1. Dear Eliza,
      I find your poems easy to read – not at all ambiguous, yet lend themselves to different interpretations.
      Eric > the eternal ruler (Hmmm…)
      Let you in on another: Alagan means “good looking” in Tamil 🙂
      Cheers, Eric

    1. You are very welcome. I trawl blogosphere, looking for gems. I found one in your blog and plan to return, as I am sure there are more. We all can do with a boost or two 🙂

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