Heikki Hietala


Heikki Hietala is a Senior Lecturer at Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences. He holds an M.A. in English Philology from the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland, and has worked in IT and localization for more than 20 years. Heikki is also a keen writer of short stories, some of which have appeared in anthologies, e-zines and literary websites. All of his writing is in English, though his native language is Finnish. Tulagi Hotel began as a single idea and then went through 12 years of intensive research and background work. It has its roots in the author's deep interest in military history and popular culture. Heikki is a keen fan of British comedy and an avid Monty Python aficionado.

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Spine-tingling, thought-provoking, nostalgic, surprising, eerie, insightful

“At first I used to dream of the incident, and relive the hollow horror of watching a man die, but later, when it became obvious Lieutenant Steele would remain lost, the dream changed. I was then on the riverbed watching the corpse pass me in the subdued, filtered light of the failing day.”

Spine-tingling, thought-provoking, nostalgic, surprising, eerie, insightful — a collection of tales from award winning short story writer, Heikki Hietala. Like filtered light casting shadows in a dense forest, playing tricks with your eyes...

Paperback and Kindle editions on their way very soon...

Filtered Light
World War 2 adventures in the South Pacific

“The location is beautiful, the hotel well worth a visit, and the lives of the guests are intriguing... A great read.”
- Historical Novels Review (May 2011)

“This is a thoroughly enjoyable read and a ‘must’ for any fan of military aviation”
- M Howard Morgan, author of 'First Fleet'

“Beyond the technical details lies a wonderful story with beautifully written characters full of personality and charm.”
- Raven Dane


Tulagi Hotel, by Heikki Hietala