Gavin Mills was born in the little town of Springs in South Africa where he attended school at St Brendan’s Christian Brother’s College. After school he had no clear idea what he wanted to do with his life. Engineering sounded good, so he applied and was accepted by the University of the Witwatersrand to study Chemical Engineering. When that didn’t work out, he did two years military service becoming a 2nd lieutenant and serving as transport officer for 52 Battalion out of Ogongo in Namibia in the late ‘70s.
Coming out of the army, he went into computers as a programmer and later a systems analyst before giving up corporate to become a professional dancer, performing first in SA and later in London, Paris, Spain and Portugal - some of the highlights being principal dancer in Moulin Rouge Paris, Scala in Spain and Canary Islands, and Estoril Casino in Lisbon.
On returning to South Africa, he performed in the first Miss World Pageant at Sun City in 1992, falling in love with Miss Hungary, who would return to South Africa two years later to become his wife. They have been together ever since, have two sons and live in Johannesburg. Whenever not writing or working, Gavin gets his kicks enjoying quality time with close friends and those most precious to him, his family.
Dup is an easy going, slightly off-the-wall retired Jazz dancer; a family man doing his best to keep his head above water in a fast changing South Africa. The Dup Du Preez series recounts sometimes hysterical, sometimes shocking, sometimes sad episodes of his life in a style only author Gavin Mills can relate
Once more the land is being destroyed by greed and maladministration. But there is a legend. A fable passed down from generation to generation in the Great Far North. About a boy with bad blood, with a sister that is this world and of this world on a quest to find a Seed of Reason. For only with the Seed is there a glimmer of hope.
Dup is a jazz dancer, fighting through a broken relationship, and he is out on luck and out of money. Meeting with a local club owner, he moves into the helter-skelter world of the night, choreographing shows for strippers who become his friends. And then, the opportunity to audition for the Stud Farm, one of the hottest male strip groups in town. And everything is just about to change to crazy.
Chrighton Cade is a psycho-sadistic arms dealer with a lot at stake.
Ahmed Salib comes from money, craves for power and has no limits.
Nelson Lawd is a man with a murky past, that many believe is dead.
ACCORDING TO THE WORLD, THEY HAVE NEVER MET
But Arnold ‘Dup’ Du Preez, has all three of them in the background together in a sexy holiday video. And now they are coming for him...
Arnold Du Preez, known as Dup to his friends has had enough. It's time to get out, time for a fresh start. And it looks like there's a way. But will he be prepared to pay the price? Will he and his family be able to make it through and still stay alive? When you're dealing with rogue cops & politicians, organised crime, and a Nigerian movie maker with a murky past, anything is possible.
The second part of the Purity Series. Rezden's New Order promised a better life for all. But now once again, evil incarnate threatens the life-blood of Horizen. An ancient legend whispers of a quest to find a Seed of Reason. Can it be more than just a legend and can it bring redemption? ...Or is it simply a fable...
WHEN HERE IS NOTHING LEFT TO LIVE FOR, IT IS EASY TO DIE FOR SOMETHING.
Contemplate the talents you have and underestimate not the strengths nor the weaknesses of those that stand against you. Though clouds of oppression hang dark and looming, it is the bond that exists between all that lives that holds the key to tomorrow's gate. Sow where the seed may thrive - in the heart of chaos.