All Chris Payne’s books are published


Hello, I’m Chris Payne. I was born in Oldham, UK in 1942 and I studied at several British universities where I earned degrees in mathematics and engineering. I had a long career as a lecturer and professor of information systems, computer science, engineering and mathematics in several British and American  universities. I worked for the University of Maryland in the US and Europe between 1985 and 2006, finally retiring as European Director of Mathematics.

I retired from full-time teaching in 2012 and moved to The Philippines, the home country of Loydz, my wife, a successful Filipina businesswoman. I currently teach as an adjunct professor of computing at the First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities (FAITH), a private university located in Tanauan, Batangas, The Philippines. I also do occasional journalism and management consultancy (especially IT and operations management)

I also write. To date, I have published eight books, five non-fiction and three novels (Novels are published under the nom de plume Christopher Worrad Payne.)

My first book, ‘Encounters with a Fat Chemist was well-received with a positive review in the Times Higher Education Supplement in 2013. It is a memoir about the year and a half I spent working as a professor at a dysfunctional university in Northern Cyprus.

The covers of all my books are shown at the right. Full details of each can be seen by clicking on the book name. They are published by my own company for self-publishers called Lipa Publishing Inc. My next project is to write my memoirs about growing up in a poor home in Northern England in the 1950’s. The provisional title is ‘Whalemeat !? Again ?? ! ’

 Chris Payne   (Christopher Worrad Payne)

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Also available in paperback at

The Books of Chris Payne

Pictures from my Collection

Equine Studies by Chris Whinch

Storm over Flax Fields


by Kevin Williams

(Oil on Board)

Breton Fields

by Joanna Farmer

(Oil on Canvas)

Alpine Scene

by Herbert Bayer

(Oil on Board)

Portrait of

my Mother

by Rex Wardle

(Oil on Board)


ERASED! A Comedy

High Crimes and Low Stakes

The Descent of Gustave K


Balikwas - How to Emigrate to The Philippines

Java Quick and Easy

Self-Publishing Quick and Easy

What they don’t tell you in college

Encounters with a Fat Chemist

(Click on a title to see more details)

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