John Bartlett' is an Australian writer, editor and reviewer whose fiction and non-fiction has been widely published. His first novel 'Towards a Distant Sea',( published in 2005.) and his collection of short stories 'All Mortal Flesh' (published 2009) are now both available as e-books.
He is currently finishing his second novel, 'Estuary', partly set in the Coorong and on March 26th will become writer-in-residence at Avalon airport outside melbourbe, Australia.
He teaches Professional Writing at Deakin University and reviews and interviews fortnightly on Geelong Pulse FM. His website is: www.heartsongcreative.com
'Towards a Distant Sea' is a coming-of-age story with a difference. It is a dramatic personal account of a young Australian man against the backdrop of Philippine society.
Paul, a young Australian, arrives in the Philippines in 1971 as Martial Law is proclaimed by President Marcos.
His idealism exposes him to first-hand experiences of violence and corruption and to injustice.