Peter Stone graduated from Melbourne School of Ministries Bible College in 1988. He has been a Sunday School teacher and church keyboard player for over twenty-five years. He has an international marriage and two children.
He has worked in the same games company for twenty-six years, but still does not comprehend why they expect him to work all day instead of playing games.
Peter dreams of becoming a writer when he grows up. However, he has serious reservations that either of these events will ever come to pass.
Peter, an avid student of history, still mourns the untimely passing of King Leonidas of Sparta, and Field Marshal Michel Ney of France.
A century after a global nuclear war, eighteen-year-old Chelsea Thomas has spent her life living in fear of Newhome’s paramilitary Custodians. But her brother’s disappearance presents her with a long-sought after opportunity to escape Newhome, since only the foragers – all men – are allowed to leave the town.
Join Brad on his frantic quest to disable the space station's force field generator and save the world. See him team up with some unlikely companions - a swarm of little clockwork butterflies, a mechanical spider, and a girl with ADHD - as he tries to outsmart the Clockwork Mechanical. The Clockwork Mechanical is a middle grades children's book, ages 7 to 12.
The dull drudgery of twenty-year-old Ethan Jones’ life is shattered when he rescues a mysterious Japanese girl from the degenerate, savage Skel, while out foraging in post-apocalyptic Melbourne’s ruins. The girl goes on to break the town's rigid conventions in her attempts to get to know him, risking the dire wrath of the town’s paramilitary Custodians.
'Heaven Is High and the Emperor Far Away, a Play' by Hock G. Tjoa, was a most enjoyable and informative read of a most tragic period of Chinese history, of a time when China was recovering from the ravages committed by the Japanese army during World War Two, only to plunge into the civil war as the Communists rose to power. The play gives us a glimpse of everyday life in this time, by letting us experience it through the goings on within a teahouse that had survived decades of power struggles and wars.
I felt very sorry for the shopkeeper as he poured his life and years into the teahouse, only for the vultures of a corrupt government take advantage of him time after time. I lost count of how many times he had to fork out bribes, to cops, agents, and others, just to keep in business or to keep them away from his customers.
And all the while the shopkeeper is preparing to re-open the teahouse. As I read I began to wonder if he would even be able to re-open the teahouse before running out of money. There is a broad spectrum of characters, from many walks of life, and watching them interact with each other is a treat.
Disclaimer - I was provided a copy of the play by the author for an unbiased review.