Trying to work at home

Like many vertigo sufferers, I still have to work for a living.   Some days I’ll go to work at my office feeling fine and then have a vertigo attack in the middle of the day.  I have to drive home, and that’s 60 miles with a plastic bag handy in case I upchuck my lunch.  Amazingly, driving somehow steadies my twitching eyes so that I’m less likely to throw up.  I can’t walk a straight line, but I can drive.  I’m thankful for that.

But if I could only work from home, I could do much better.  So I’m trying to find ways to work from home.  You’ve seen my iPhone and Android apps on the sidebars of this blog. Another way is to write books.

I’ve written three books.  One is a tongue-in-cheek training manual for IT managers called 77 Sure-Fire Ways to Kill a Software Project.  Do the opposite of what is in this book, and you should be a reasonably good manager.  The second book was a novel, Death on Delivery, about a software project where the developers are getting killed off one by one.

Now I’ve got a second novel, Field Piece, about an American agent sent to Azerbaidzhan to stop the black market trading of American high-tech weapons into the hands of Muslim freedom fighters.  The hero gets into a lot of trouble, especially when he tangles with a Persian femme fatale who is a little too involved in the whole mess.  It’s 577 pages (nominally) on Amazon Kindle, and it’s only $0.99 (introductory price).  I had a lot of fun researching it and writing it.  I hope you have a good time reading it.


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This post was written by Dan Ferry on August 10, 2013