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.
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.
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.
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.