I live on the picturesque south coast of New South Wales, Australia, together with my wife Sue and 16-year-old twins. I come from a large, high-spirited family upbringing and immersed myself in anything sci-fi from a very early age.
My many life experiences include working as a building foreman on major, capital city projects, touring on motor bikes across the country and playing rugby, have translated well into my stories.
As a carpenter and building graduate, my work has taken me to many locations, meeting some fascinating characters and at times falling into extraordinary situations. On a large building site in Sydney I began my first full-length story and, some years later, have completed a children’s novel and a bunch of short stories and screenplays, some of which *winning international recognition.
My appreciation of nature and concern for the environment, coupled with a large interest in bio-sustainable technology and practices are some of the influences that led to the subject matter in my debut novel, Fallen City.
Writing for screen and novel-length fiction is hard work but extremely satisfying.
*Short screenplay, Separation wins 3rd place at the Fantastic Planet Film Festival; Honorable mention, Golden Brad Awards; finalist 'winner' Bridge Screenplay Competition
Feature Screenplay, Last Haven, Exposurama finalist; Best Feature, 3rd place at the Fantastic Planet Film Festival; Writemovies semi finalist; Fallen City (Mazer) wins 3rd place at the Canadian International Film Festival; Best Screenplay (amateur) at the Conduit X1V ‘Reloaded’ Science Fiction Convention
Novel version – Fallen City published by Zumaya. Wins the International Eppie Award for Best Science Fiction.