About Rayner Tapia

Hello my name is Rayner Tapia. I am an English & Computing graduate. I was born and bred in the West Midlands, England. My heroes in life are of course my Dad. However, I do admire Mother Teresa of Calcutta for her devotion and selflessness in saving and helping so many lives. img_8600.jpg - 229.56 Kb

Other leaders I am passionate about are Dr. Martin Luther King; he set the doors open for equality across the world. Thank you Dr. King for trying to make a better place. Other formidable leaders I admire are Dr Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein not just for his scientific or mathematical genius discoveries but for the fact he really did admire imagination. Indeed he wrote: - "Logic will get you from A to B, but imagination will get you everywhere". This is so true! Especially when following a map! 
  I enjoy  reading a multitude of  books written by the classics such as, Roald Dahl, Gerald Durrell, H.G.Wells  and the great modern author Oscar Wilde. I particularly loved his book. 'The Happy Prince', this was a simple narrative yet exciting with its use of language and literary prose and morale. This book is very touching and very in part serene.

I began my working career in an investment bank quickly moving into training and eventually teaching IT systems to working professionals, teachers and children of all ages. Perhaps the best was teaching/training at several large corporate financial institutions in the City of London, which I found absolutely riveting and such a challenge!
I have previously written many computer technical manuals, for large institutions, that I was involved with both Legal and Financial Markets. More recently my career has been in teaching at various colleges and Universities. I have also been involved in reading various poems and other short stories in children's schools. This is one of the most relaxing jobs I ever had! My lifelong passion was to write a book that came to life. I wanted to write a book where the reader would be able to feel the characters. Perhaps, even be thrown into the story.
I hope you enjoy the story series and please send me your comments in the comments section.

Now multi- award winner of NABE Pinnacle Achievement Award for Best Juvenile Fiction Book 2012. The award for The Dream Catcher, is the third instalment from The Adventures of Tom McGuire.
The new instalment  ' The Last Enchantment' is now the new Winner of NABE Pinnalce Achievement Award for Best Sci-Fi Summer 2015. Look out for more information on the book activity site:-www.booksbyrayner.wordpress.com