In 1966 I became a qualified Music and English Teacher.I taught these subjects, and History, in High Schools - and class music in Primary Schools. I wrote the libretto and composed the music for a children's operetta called 'Pharaohs Mercy' which won me a double merit with the then Transvaal Education Department. I have performed Beethoven, Liszt, Mozart, Brahms, and many other pieces in concerts in Johannesburg with great acclaim. Forty years ago, I entered The Stellenbosch Wineries Short Story Competition with my humorous short story 'THE DRUMMER AND THE COOK', inspired by the cute English folk song by that name; 'My story took second place out of hundreds of entrants, and received acclaim from the critics. I am busy with the follow up to 'BLOOD OF THE POWDER'.
What do we feel when we see powerful companies playing fast and loose with the direction of our lives and those of our families?
We feel both resentment and a need to act in some effective, meaningful way.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Practicing Beethoven and Mozart sonatas; occasionally stirring my hormones with Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody. Writing my own hairy stuff. (I'll never let it out of the closet!! (I've read about those Viennese coffee houses).
The need for change often brings danger. Danger demands a hero - one who is unafraid to do what is necessary to alter the future. Even if such a being must face unbelievably horrifying circumstances which threaten his very existence and the lives of the citizens of his country. He will experience enchantment and terror in one breath. Chacky has been chosen to save and champion Noteland.