Retired System Engineer, Filipino-Canadian, born in Manila, educated at San Sebastian College, University of the Philippines and various schools in Canada. Previous careers: Cartographer / Graphic Artist, Accountant, Auditor, Software Programmer and Systems Analyst. Played and sang with several rock bands in the Philippines, US and Canada. (Influences: Chicago, The Beatles, Dave Clark5, Santana, Rolling Stones, Grand Funk Railroad, Hillsongs, Presley, Sinatra, Segovia, The Bible, KJV.)
Crime thriller/spy novels, short stories, paints oil & watercolour, writes music, plays classical guitar, drums (Hart electronic drum set), keyboard & bass guitar. Grampa to two girls & three boys; Dad to two professionals. Volunteer bandleader, singer and keyboard player at WWCF Church music ministry. Lives with wife in Scarborough, Canada.
As a hobby, Grampa writes, edits and publishes books and eBooks (own novels and for a growing number of other authors) under the 'Charging Ram Books' imprint. (Note: Charging Ram does not charge authors to have their manuscripts printed.) Grampa uses Adobe CS5 Design Premium to create his print-ready book covers, print-ready interior book designs, and all versions of eBooks for all Charging Ram authors. All Charging Ram Books are printed 'on demand' (no need for inventory) by the world's biggest book printer with facilities in the US, UK and Australia. All print and eBooks are available at all Amazon worldwide outlets and Barnes & Noble.
"Ron Bello", the main protagonist in Grampa's books, is on Facebook >>> http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?ref=profile&id=100000293263536.
If you have some time to kill, drop by www.chargingram.com and read a few chapters for free or read more about Grampa Pogi at www.abrill.com.