Darrell Pitt


Darrell Pitt is a Melbourne-based writer with a lifelong interest in public speaking and communication.

As a long term member of Toastmasters International, he has achieved Toastmaster's highest educational recognition - the Distinguished Toastmaster award. In 2016 he was selected as the District 73 Toastmaster of the Year among a field of more than 3000 members.

He has delivered hundreds of presentations, as well as being a winner of many public speaking contests.

In addition to his interest in speaking, he is also an accomplished author. His thirteen novels include the 2015 CBCA Notable book, The Firebird Mystery, and the 2017 Russell Prize shortlisted novel, A Toaster on Mars.

His most recent work is The Fast Guide to Public Speaking. A concise guide to the art and craft of public speaking, one reader recently described it as, 'An invaluable resource. I learnt more from it in a day than I'd learnt in the last forty years combined.'

Together with his wife, Cleo, Darrell runs Speechly, a public speaking training company located in Melbourne, Australia. He is available for presentations on either speaking or writing, and can be reached through: www.speechly.com.au

Where to find Darrell Pitt online


The Invisible Weapon
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,340. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
With the Earth on the verge of an alien invasion, our team of teenage superheroes must journey into space to save the world. They will cross the galaxy to bring an ancient prophecy to life, but it may not be enough to save Earth from total destruction...
The Stone Bird
Price: Free! Words: 15,940. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
When Adam arrives in Prosperity, his life is in ruins. His parents are dead, and he has little in the way of money and prospects. But with the help of his new friend, Fontus, he slowly learns the ancient secrets of success that enable him to build a business, and a whole new life. All is well until his past resurfaces, threatening to unravel everything...
Terminal Fear
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,740. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
All is not as it seems when Axel meets someone who holds the key to his past. When he leaves to live a new life, his friends decide to do the same. Maybe their superhero days are over. But things are not as they seem. Axel's family is perfect - too perfect - and the town Brodie and the others settle down in has secrets of its own. Fear lurks behind every corner. Unimaginable fear. Terminal fear!
The Twisted Future
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,990. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Loyalties are stretched to the maximum when Axel and the team are approached by a visitor from the future. He has a mission for them. He wants them to kill an innocent man. If they don't, the world is doomed...
The Battle for Earth
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,530. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
What would you do to save the life of the girl you love? When Brodie is kidnapped, Axel has to betray both his friends and The Agency to save her life. At the same time, he has to consign a stranger to a fate worse than death. With the future of the planet in the balance, sacrifices will be made, friendships will be tested and lives will be lost. And Earth will never be the same again..
The Doomsday Device
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,210. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Axel, Chad, Brodie, Dan, Ebony and Ferdy all have superpowers. They are the result of experiments carried out by a secret organization known as The Agency. After escaping the organization, they have sought to build a brand new life. But danger is close behind. A rogue cult intends to wipe out the human race with a deadly virus, but it needs our heroes to make its plan work. Time is running out...
Secrets of Successful Writers
Price: Free! Words: 52,470. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
Writers speak about how to write, publish and promote your book in the age of digital publishing. Contains interviews with John Locke, Gordon Ferris, Stephen Carpenter, Dakota Banks, Linda Wisdom, Matthew Reilly, Loucinda McGary, David Lender, JR Rain, Jack Dann, Dale Brown, Stephanie McAfee, Andy Briggs, Kat Martin and many, many more.
Diary of a Teenage Superhero
Price: Free! Words: 52,760. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
A teenager wakes up in a seedy hotel room. He has no memory of his name or his past. A man lies dying on the floor next to him. Someone starts pounding at the door. He runs. He is chased. While staying one step ahead of his pursuers, he begins to assemble the pieces of his life. His name is Axel. He is the victim of an amazing experiment and he is not alone...
The Last Days of Earth
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 55,470. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Riley Jones is on the run in a world gone mad. Friends and family have become the enemy. Strangers wants to kill him. If he doesn’t keep moving, he will die. Or suffer a fate worse than death. In this non-stop adventure story Riley Jones must band together with other survivors to endure…the Last Days of Earth.

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  • Sure Fire on Jan. 20, 2014

    What a great little story. This lady certainly knows how to write. The characters are well developed and the ending was unexpected. I'm looking forward to seeing more of her work.