Born in Perth, Western Australia, in 1957. Studied Veterinary science. Worked as publican, field assistant, ferry skipper, salesman, and white water rafting guide. Best job was Quality control at the Swan Brewery (true!). Lives in Perth with wife and two adult daughters. Writes travel articles, short stories, poetry and fiction.
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Did Seaforth McKenzie really have amnesia? If so, why did he travel from New Zealand to live in a cave on Penguin Island. Did his wife really forgive him when he went home 22 years later? Did dolphins really turn their collective ultrasound onto the ferry and sink it? Who was the ranger's son who fell through the ceiling of the café?
After more than 12 years of guiding author Martin Chambers relays the great stories, the wildlife and the characters of Penguin Island marine park.
Car Wrecks of the Great Central Road
At any age, in any age, we could all fall by the highway of life. Charlie and Angel are two such teenagers, who break the monotony of their foster home life by breaking into houses. When a burglary goes wrong, they escape in a stolen van along the Great Central Road. What follows, just as they are beginning find somewhere to belong, is murder and a ruthless international crime syndicate.
Poems previously published in collections and anthologies. On the nature of writing and art, of love and devotion, peace and global warming, and the thinkings of fish. These thirteen poems will leave you with plenty to think about.
A group of kayakers set off in search of their missing friends, but each of them has a deeply personal reason to be there. Amid beautifully evocative scenery, the pace of the kayaks matches the slow rise of tension as we realise something else is going on. At Cape Inscription the tension climaxes in a deadly fight. They must flee, unarmed, barefoot, across a barren waterless island
Three Short Stories
In Character Rebellion a stop work meeting quickly gets out of control as characters from other books attempt to take charge. Can the writer really ever be in control?
In Remembering Pablo there is something of the love and devotion we all feel at the loss of a friend.
In Time Machine, remember what it was to taste things for the first time and to feel the texture of the world brand new.
When school leavers arrive at Rottnest Island for end-of-year celebrations they find overzealous police and no beer. But an aspiring business student hits upon a simple and profitable plan. Between parties on the beach, pies at the bakery, and lots of healthy outdoor activities, what could possibly go wrong?
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