From a lifetime of international business, travel, and life in Asia, Russia, and Europe, a deep interest and experience in intercultural relations has developed and is my base for my sharing as a professional or as a writer. I am asked to speak to MBA classes and professional groups on working with the Russians.
My writings are mainly historical novels set in various times and places. However, my first was non-fiction and based on seventeen years business experience in Russia, six years in residence. I founded (1992) and managed a leading telecommunications company in Russia expanding globally. I enjoyed working with the Russians, finding them intelligent, dedicated, and resourceful. I am presently on the board of a Russian orchestra and president of the Los Angeles/St. Petersburg Sister City committee.
“Walking on Ice, An American Businessman in Russia” (2007) based on over seventeen years in Russian business. Realistic and humorous.
“Dos Gringos” (coming in Dec 2009) based on a true story of my Norwegian immigrant father’s escapades in the Mexican Revolution
“The Lady with an Ostrich Feather Fan” (2010) the story of the famous Yusupov Rembrandts and those who sought them, and those who protected them.
“The Fabergé Clock” (2010) a action/romance novel set in contemporary Russia.
An enjoyment of literature, classical music, and art is reflected in all this work.