Dale Craig is a man of letters - mainly to lawyers. A part time stand-up comic on the Melbourne Comedy scene. A man well travelled, well read and genuinely well over all. A regular guy who occasionally forgets to put the bins out and every now and then burns the meat on the barbecue.
Previous occupations include fruit picking, farming, lift driver, barman, tradesman, company director and teacher. An actor performing in-store Christmas promotions for Myer Melbourne -.Santa Claus, Rudolf the Rednose Reindeer and Mr Clumsy from the Mr Men books. A graduate of the Copywriting school. A published short story writer. A drama teacher and play write for The Junior Jesters Theatre Company. A current member of the Melbourne based Comedy Gallery.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
A voice within me wanted answers. After two divorces I'm the first to admit I've been road kill on the highway of love. I wrote this book in an attempt to try and understand what happened. I hear people talk all the time about how they dealt with the rigours of divorce, but in my case it was how divorce dealt with me. It's an honest, raw, whimsical appraisal of my life that spans a four year journey of self discovery.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I wanted to write a story that could be beneficial to others. I noticed many family members, relatives and friends were affected by my marriage breakdown. Some of them had no real insight into how it can involve the loss of access to children, friends, extended family, money, property, your dignity, self respect and peace of mind. I wrote this book to give people a better understanding of what happened to me and how I went about rebuilding my life in an endeavour to find love again.
The Dragon’s Breath Trilogy is an action packed adventure series that I wrote for my three children. Its central theme focuses on the impact of divorce on children’s lives and how they cope with the emotional turmoil, transitions, trials and tribulations of living between two houses with separated parents and the introduction of extended families and other parental partners.
Harsh reality: on a cold autumn morning, Dale Craig stands at the end of his driveway, his life in ruins. Alone and confused, he's in denial. 'It's over!'
His marriage has just been sunk in the Sea of Love by a two-word tsunami.
Join Dale's step-by-step journey as he attempts to answer the question of why, when he said 'I do', in the end he 'didn't'.