Jade Is My Stone

Jade is a mysterious stone, by weight, often worth far more than gold. But if you were to go out and buy jade would you know if it was genuine or fake?
In this novel, Shipton Kingsgate becomes obsessed with jade and embarks on a quest to have and to hold his own prize piece of this stone! At every turn, he must navigate the perils of true versus false, even with those nearest to him. More

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About Patrick McGowan

I completed a Master of Creative Arts (Prose) at the University of Wollongong in 2011 and have been writing pretty much full time since then. Previously I have worked as metallurgist, health food retailer, government bureaucrat, diplomat and entrepreneur.

While my work overseas for the Australian government took me on postings to many places including Europe, Asia and Africa, I like to write about the contemporary Australian experience. I began short story fiction writing in the nineties, had some short stories published, then put my writing on hold as I gave full attention to my diplomatic career.

I'm a taiji health exercise enthusiast, an avid jade collector, and I'm also a keen follower of William Gass and his theory of sentence writing, that each sentence has a soul, and that all good literature comes from the well-constructed sentence.

I live in Loftus, a suburb of Sydney, and am a member of the South Coast Writers Centre.

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