I was born in Kiev, Ukraine, USSR, in 1960. Fled to the United States in 1979, graduated University of Pittsburgh, PA, as a Civil Engineer. Currently residing with my family in Northern California, running my own small construction consulting firm and writing in my spare time. You can find about a dozen of my short stories in various mags on-line. My first published book Friends of Fred is worth checking on Amazon.com. I am currently working on auto-biographical novel The Golden Fleece.