I grew up in Sydney, Australia in a leafy fringe suburb called Gray’s Point and now live with my family on an acre of rainforest in the Glasshouse Mountains of Queensland, commuting to Brisbane for work.
A longtime fan of sci-fi and fantasy I’m fascinated by history and anthropology and how they collide with technology.
I wrote plays and short stories in lower high school. Despite little encouragement I still managed to become a significant essayist by graduation. Mr Wilson (Level 1 English teacher) gave me 9/10 for one effort, a mark he had only handed out once before in a very long career. I learnt more from that crotchety old bugger than I realized at the time and am in his debt.
But I didn’t return to fiction until my late thirties when having devoured Raymond E. Feist’s ‘Magician’, I was devastated to be unable to find any sequels. They were there but I was looking in the wrong places. So I set out to write something for myself and quickly found that I wasn’t comfortable with the sword and sorcery environment for some unknown reason – perhaps it seemed like it had all been done. Anyway, I found myself dabbling in the contemporary area, trying to find characters who brought together the sensibilities of Now with some of the crazy ideas I loved.
I hope you enjoy the results.
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