Todd Hunter is a young author from Newcastle Australia. His novels represent a skewed but heart felt take on a number of every day issues, typically explored through extraordinary events that may make little sense at the time and even much less sense on closer examination.
But as always, hopefully there are some laughs along the way.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Generally it is the need to go to the bathroom.
But once that is done, I don't go back to bed because each day brings me closer to...something. It might be a great novel, or a new job or even an amazing day with friends. I always feel like I'm working towards something, so no matter how boring or ordinary the day promises to be, I know it is worth being in it.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I wrote was with a friend back in year two of primary school. We had both recently read "The Hobbit" and we were as captivated by it as you might expect. As a tribute, we collaborated on a re-telling/parody story that involved the dwarves and hobbits having much the same adventure, only this time with video games.
Like many things I produced when I was younger, I wish I still had a copy.
Hamish Jones had a problem. His problem was that being Hamish just wasn't getting the job done. What he needed was a grand plan, one simple idea that would turn his life around, get him the girl and let him achieve his dreams.
When one day he found that idea, it was one that would take him and his friends on a grand adventure to face the truths not only about the world but the universe above.
God did a lot of good work. He created all the planets and even entire galaxies. Those little umbrellas that go into fancy drinks at all too trendy night clubs? He was all over them too.
But after creating everything, he hit the awkward point in life where he wondered what to do next. The answer would take God on a strange journey which would make him question the very nature of existence itself.