Andrew Dunkley

Biography

Andrew has been a radio broadcaster/journalist since 1984.

He has worked for several Australian radio stations including the ABC (22 years) and these days does a podcast called Space Nuts with Professor Fred Watson discussing astronomy.

He is still in radio too, working part time on community radio DCFM 88.9 and has a job with the Salvation Army as well.

His writing started later in life and was prompted by what he learned about his Grandfather's service in WW1, which lead to the publishing of All I See Is Mud. That was followed by a golf book called 5 Irons Don't Float as well as two sci-fi novels, Parallax and The Terranian Enigma.

Andrew lives in Dubbo NSW Australia; is married to Judy with three grown children and is now a Grandfather.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, I was in year 5 at school and we were asked to write a composition about terrorism. This was around the time of the Munich Olympics which will always be remembered for the killing of the Isreali athletes. Everyone in class wrote from the perspective of the victims or as witnesses to terrorism. I was the only one that chose to BE the terrorist in my story. Got a gold star for that one.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Honestly, I'm a routine person so it's not really inspiration that gets me up every day, I seriously doubt that's a common thing with most people. Most time I get up because I have to do things, work, pay bills, boring stuff really BUT there are days that excite me whether it's a new experience I'm about to have or a task I enjoy, those are the days I wake up with extra motivation. The days when I have a new book coming out are really good fun, but sometimes it's as simple and a special guest on my radio show or revealing who won my weekly quiz. I'm a fairly basic guy when all is said and done, not very low lows and not very high highs emotionally. Excepot when I play golf, that's a totally different ball game, literally.
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Where to find Andrew Dunkley online

Books

The Terranian Enigma
Price: $4.99 $2.49 USD. (50% off until March 13!) Words: 56,110. Language: Australian English. Published: July 26, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
The last survivors of an extra-galactic civilisation arrive in Terranian space seeking a new home but instead they face the threat of total annihilation.
The #Covid-19 Experience
Price: $1.49 $1.11 USD. (26% off until March 13!) Words: 12,900. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / contagious, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases
The #Covid-19 experience is designed to help people understand what we faced with this disease and why it's so dangerous. It answers some of the questions that many need answers to, such as why Covid-19 is so much more dangerous than Influenza A and the common cold. It will help you to better understand what Covid-19 really is.
All I See Is Mud
Price: $4.99 $2.49 USD. (50% off until March 13!) Words: 92,790. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure, Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
The story of a teenage boy from Sydney who joins up to fight in the Great War as a way of escaping his terrible home life but the reality of the trenches on the Western Front quickly make him reslise how good he had it when he confronts his own mortality.
Parallax
Price: $4.99 $2.49 USD. (50% off until March 13!) Words: 114,630. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
A man is thurst back to his birth by a solar anomaly and is reborn with his entire life's knowledge, but he's not alone! A strange new corporation called Parallax has appeared and they want what he knows.
5 Irons Don't Float
Price: $1.99 $0.99 USD. (50% off until March 13!) Words: 6,820. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Golf, Nonfiction » Psychology » General
A book for Golfers who get frustrated, angry or impatient on the golf course. It's designed to make you think differently, afterall golf in 90% in the mind, right? I can't say much more because this book is very short. Good golfing!