Glen Brumby


I am married to Aija and we usually live at the Gold Coast in Australia although we are currently travelling around. Our children are Elise and Aleks. Aija and I have lived in the UK and in Germany.
I studied arts and law at the University of Adelaide.
I have had a number of interesting careers, including being a professional squash player, a fire-fighter, a teacher at Uni, a prosecutor and a senior public servant. I've also worked in a medium sized law firm for a while.
I've also worked for a long time in building policy for the Queensland Government and I was proud to serve on the Australian Building Codes Board. Now I am writing and trying to keep fit.
I have an ambition to write a novel that people say they can't put down.

Where to find Glen Brumby online


The imaginary life of Mister Barlow
Postponing an early death gives Alex Barlow a second chance, which he takes to explore various genres of the novel.

aleX gOes To baLi

Price: $5.00 USD.

Mister Bagus

Price: $5.00 USD.

Pandora's Ark

Price: $5.00 USD.


More Confessions From a Grieving Man
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 41,380. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Mental health, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health
This is the tragic story of Elise Rachel Brumby, a much loved little girl who was hounded to death in the war on drugs. It challenges the notion that we are all free to just say no and that every 'self' can help itself. The book suggests there is an urgent need to rethink the care of hardcore druggies. Too many of us are lazy moralizers who prefer to hate and punish druggies than care for them.
A Counterfeit Tribesman
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 86,760. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Courtroom
In his traditional European love story, in a modern style, Werner explains his life, where he went wrong and how he became a victim of love and the tragedy of its loss.
Mister Bagus
Series: The imaginary life of Mister Barlow. Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 87,330. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
When the war on drugs arrives in Bali's Kuta Beach Opsir Ketut, a local police detective, attempts to save a life to make a little merit to speed his journey towards enlightenment and the release of Moksha. When his plans go badly wrong he is faced with losing a friend to the firing squad.
Pandora's Ark
Series: The imaginary life of Mister Barlow. Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 60,270. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
An insignificant meteor strikes the earth and poses unprecedented scientific challenges for an unprepared world.
How I Found My Red Plastic Chair, Observations on Retirement
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 48,160. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Life stages / general, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Aging well
An account of how to engineer a great retirement in Australia along with stories from the road.
aleX gOes To baLi
Series: The imaginary life of Mister Barlow. Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 90,510. Language: Australian English. Published: December 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
aleX gOes To baLi – Alex, a young man with asperger’s syndrome tendencies, decides to kill himself after realizing he hates his life and that he has lost the will to live. Looking for a reason to live before he dies, Alex makes a plan to test out what life has to offer with surprising results as he meets drug addicts, bikies and criminals along the way.
Confessions of a Grieving Man
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 39,300. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health
A story about grief, suicide and men from a male point of view.

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