Gary Dixon was born in Melbourne, Australia and lived in Qingdao, China for 6 years and 2 years in Guangzhou where he was teaching Business Studies and Economics. Currently he is living with his wife Mary and his son Rory in Wollongong. He is working in Sydney teaching immigrants and disadvantaged Australians English job-seeking skills. He is also working on his sequel to ‘Intertwined in China’ about the day after with further development of the characters but not only in one day. He still also enjoys a beer of course!
What is your writing process?
I guess I can call it unconventional. I like experimenting with different styles and forms to give the reader a better reading experience and to give real insight to my character's personalities.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first story... Umm, I loved reading Asterix and Obelix comics. The impact was mostly felt by my Mum, because I was inspired by Getafix and made magic potions in the kitchen and created a huge mess. They always tasted disgusting. But what else would you get if you mixed milk, black pepper, cordial, herbs and spices, eggs, flour and orange juice in a big pot? I didn't get any superpowers either, disappointing! I collected all of the 'Choose your own Adventure' series as well. I think I was only 3 books short till getting the whole set! My Mum ended up selling it though. Before high school I read a lot of young adult horror stuff like Christopher Pike and the old R.L Stine stuff before he wrote Goosebumps.
Daisy from Idaho is nervous as she lands in Qingdao, China. Will she survive her first day?
Can Quentin from Australia convince his drug supplier to give him more credit?
Kenneth is a local who respects his teacher John from England. Can they handle events that will affect them today?
Can Luke Flora from Canada get laid tonight?
In 24 hours their lives will be intertwined.