My Writing Life

I work from home, researching and writing most days. I am excited about the publication of my next book, which is a departure from my previous biographical work. It is a creative reconstruction of an athlete’s life – before, during, and after the last Olympic Games in 2016.

My first subjects are Australian.

Read about their literary beginnings below.

TOM KENEALLY, book
TOM KENEALLY

As a young wordsmith, Tom Keneally started jotting down story ideas on paper torn from school exercise pads and examination booklets

COLIN THIELE, books
COLIN THIELE

Colin Thiele was 11 years old when he wrote his first ‘book’, Blackbeard. His teacher advised him to write stories about things he knew, not hackneyed ideas.

IVAN SOUTHALL, BRUCE DAWE
IVAN SOUTHALL & BRUCE DAWE

Ivan Southall’s first literary effort was Firefly: Full Throttle for Fortune. Bruce Dawe began writing poetry in his first year of high school: The Collected Verse of Bruce Dawe.

Now I have extended my writing to Africa…Please click on A Time To Be Born: The Feyisa Lilesa Story