I have a full and varied (and interesting) working history. While studying Law I worked part-time as a cinema projectionist; half-way through my Law Articles, I was running a branch office for my principal; I was involved in the setting up of the Fitzroy Legal Service (first free community legal service in Australia) and was its first Administrator (1975); I worked in London as a residential Social Worker and studied there in Psychotherapy and various body therapies (1977-9); I practised as a Psychotherapist through the 1980s; I joined the Australasian College of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine in July 1991 and became CEO in 1996, finally leaving in September 2007; I write full-time and also work as an editor, proof-reader and ghost-writer; I indulge in photography jaunts and do some part-time consulting for businesses.
Copy-writing for commercial and other campaigns (with my wife); reshaping others' words to help them communicate effectively; advising business leaders on strategies.
The Bridge — 21 Short Stories from the Stringybark Fiction Awards
on Nov. 02, 2011
David Vernon of Stringybark Publishing is an obvious lover of writing and a staunch advocate for the short story. In 'The Bridge' he has collected a bunch of his favourite stories that failed to make the cut with the judges of a competition. I am thankful to David, as it would have been a shame for any of these stories to have languished, unread.