Multi-award-winning columnist and novelist Geoff Palmer is versatile, highly professional and writes for a variety of media. He specialises in demystifying technical subjects for features and columns, and entrancing and engaging readers with his fiction.
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Geoff Palmer is a technical writer specialising in IT-related subjects. His columns have appeared regularly in New Zealand PC World, ComputerWorld, Net Magazine, On MAS and the Sunday Star Times. He authored The IT Contractor’s Handbook (two editions), and contributed to a number of other standalone publications, including Mobile PC – A Guide to Portable Computing, The Internet Plain and Simple and The PC Buyer’s Guide. His clear, concise summary of complex subjects has won him the enthusiastic approval of many readers, and he is the recipient of four Qantas Media Awards for his journalism.
He is also the author of six novels, including the acclaimed young-adult adventure/sci-fi book Too Many Zeros, originally published by Penguin, and the award-winning Telling Stories, winner of the Reed/North & South Fiction Award.
Press F1, New Zealand PC World, (1994-1996) – Columnist
Consumer Watch, New Zealand PC World, (1996-2013) – Columnist
Telling Stories: A Novel, Secker & Warburg, (1996) – Author
On Your Side, .Net Magazine (later iMag), (2001-2003), Columnist
Tux Love, New Zealand PC World, (2003-2013) – Columnist (2003-2005), Blogger (2005-2013)
The IT Contractor’s Handbook, IDG Publications, (2005, revised and updated 2006) – Author
Technical features (various), On MAS, (2007-present) – Writer
Digital Culture, Sunday Star Times, (2010-2011) - Columnist
Too Many Zeros (YA novel), Penguin, (2011) - Author
The Man with the Missing Jaw (YA novel), Podsnap Publishing, (2016) - Author
Wellington, New Zealand