Born in Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia. I grew up in the mountains before moving to Lake Macquarie and attending the University of Newcastle, studying History and Economic History. I have enjoyed a varied career including labouring in the BHP steel works, working as a concrete contractor, a student politician, a newspaper columnist and as an Industrial Officer for the Australian Journalists Association (which became the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance while I worked for them).
I cut my teeth reading C.S. Forester, Herman Wouk, Leon Uris and Georgette Heyer. Have you read them? You should, if you haven’t yet. They are the real deal. Well researched, well written. True to the story. If you enjoy them, you’ll enjoy my work. It’s worth a read.
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Tomorrow when the war began: Australia invaded? By whom? How could it happen? Why would it happen? What would it be like? What would we do?
Last of the Mycenaeans
Angeioplastis was a potter; an ordinary man. Last of The Mycenaeans follows Angei, his wife, Amorfia, and his lover, Iereia, as they live through the decline and collapse of their ancient Greek civilisation.
LotM also includes links to the free Companion web_book: an interactive process allowing the reader to help build the collection of images, links and maps enhancing the experience.
229BC. Hannibal is a young cavalry commander in Spain. 'The Son' follows his elevation to General of the army tasked with implementing his father's plan. Hannibal fights his way out of Spain and across the Alps. On the Italian Peninsula he defeats Roman armies thrown against him time and time again until he stands victorious over 40,000 Roman dead at Cannae. But can he win the war?
264BC. Rome has completed her conquest of the Italian Peninsula and stands eyeball to eyeball with the ancient trading empire of Carthage. One man stands between Rome and her goal of world domination: Hamilcar Barca, father of the most famous Carthaginian General, Hannibal. This is the story of the Barca family’s pivotal role in the First Punic War and the events which flow from it.
The ss Catterthun set sail from Sydney on a wintry evening in 1895. Most of the people on board would never see the sun rise on another day. A mounting gale pushed the Catterthun along the coast, closer to her doom. She sank beneath a storm tossed sea leaving mysteries in her wake. What had she hit? Who was to blame? What happened to the fortune in gold she had on board?
Lithgow: an Australian historical novel telling the story of nineteenth century free settlers. The book follows a Scots family swept up by tides of change, struggling in a world forged in battle at Waterloo. Victims of social and economic turmoil in the old world, they seek a future in the new, but the same evils have followed them around the globe.