I am a writer, personal carer and traveller, among other things, originally from Melbourne, Australia. Since 1987 I have visited more than sixty countries for the purposes of work and / or travel. As a writer I am principally a novelist though I also write shorter pieces, both fiction and non-fiction. I have published, and self-published, poetry, articles, stories and novels. My most recent novels were a trilogy dealing principally with the themes of healing and reconciliation. I also write screenplays and the have made a number of low-budget films.
When did you first start writing?
I always enjoyed writing. But I first committed myself to writing stories as such - other than a few minor works done as school assignments that is - around the age of eighteen. That year, while attending tertiary college, I set myself the task of writing a novel.
What's the story behind your latest book?
As a writer, I am principally a novelist. However, my latest book - two books in fact - is what I would call a travel memoir and deals with my life both before and after I became a world traveller. I just thought that now would be a good time to pen such a work.
Published: February 14, 2015.
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The Disadvantages of Being Tall comprises fourteen tales of human and divine love set in diverse corners of the globe. Stories of human love in its most bittersweet, transient form alternate with depictions of love at its selfless best – thereby allowing glimpses of something transcendent and eternal.
For it is in giving that we receive ... A slowly evolving spiritual quest takes the narrator of From a Caregiver's Point of View to a multitude of intentional communities over a roughly twenty year period, beginning in Glasgow, Scotland and culminating in Jacksonville, Florida. What does he learn from these experiences and how does his search impact the lives of the people he interacts with?
When you're born at the end of the line there's only one place to go. Such is the realisation and primary motivating force at the heart of The Second of Three. For those whom fate has decreed birth and upbringing in a kind of no man's land - whether a figurative or literal one or a combination of both - the urge to find a sense of 'place' and 'belonging' may be ever more strongly felt.