I was born and still live in the ancient city of Vilnius though I no longer walk in the abandoned cemeteries after dark. I am happily married for 12 years with two kids and it easy to see where my inspiration comes when you translate names of my wife and kids from Lithuanian – Morning Dew, Summer and Westerly Wind. We also own the dog named Eagle who leads his life in belief that one day he will be able to soar and reach those pesky squirrels in the trees.

Having my own TV show on national television for more than ten years I suppose made me a minor celebrity locally which actually means that I get disapproving glances whenever I buy beer at a supermarket. No swooning ladies under the feet, unfortunately.

I love travelling, playing online poker and sports (have completely lost my head about both kinds of football – American and European), yet books have been and still are my biggest passion.

I have translated The Lord of the Rings into Lithuanian as well several books by Terry Pratchett (boy, that was THE hardest work I have ever done) and this year debuted as an author with my very own Hour of the Wolf.

Hour of the Wolf became major bestseller in my native Lithuania. The book has already been translated to English and is available in all Amazon bookstores 

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Currently I am working on the second book of my Steam and Stone Saga “Day of the Plague” and writing Steam and Stone comic series.

Some of my favorite things:

Authors – J.R.R. Tolkien, George R.R. Martin, Terry Pratchett, Mikhail Bulgakov

Movies – “The Lord of the Rings”, “Star Wars”, “Pulp Fiction”, “The Matrix”

TV series – “Game of Thrones”, “West Wing”, “Lost”, “Person of interest”, “Californication”