J.F. Harris was born in South Australia. A diving accident at the age of 17 left him a quadriplegic. Being confined to a wheelchair for the remainder of his life, he took to writing as a form of therapy. This was a painstaking task as he only had the use of two fingers hitting the keyboard, an art he perfected over time. He struggled for the last ten years of his life with respiratory illnesses that eventually took his life at the age of 61.
His fiction works include novels, screenplays and collections of short stories.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I've never been much of a reader. I don't even want to read what I've written. But I do have some favourite authors.
How do you approach cover design?
The cover has to relate to that one, 'gotcha' moment in the book. I design all my own covers because I have a very definite picture in my mind as I write the story.
Lisa persuades Ken to take a road trip to Tickera. She has a romantic notion that the outback town could provide an interesting back drop for a film. They soon discover there's little to see...or is there?
There was no denying Josh was excited about spending the weekend with Uncle Cliff. Even if there was some work involved (painting the shack) he knew the highlight would be the fishing and he was looking forward to the catch.