Latest Release:Meet Me at Harry’sDear Readers,I hope you enjoyed reading ‘Shadow House’ and ‘Flank Street’, and will go on to enjoy ‘Meet Me at Harry’s’. For those of you who are not familiar with Harry’s Cafe de Wheels, it is an iconic pie cart situated in the Sydney suburb of Woolloomooloo. (Woolloomooloo — what a […]
2015 – another full-on year!It’s been a busy year, both on and off the keyboard. A lot has been achieved, and as we roll into Christmas, with the house filled with the smell of cooking, and family about to arrive it’s time to take some time out to recharge.In the first few months, and before […]
I’m currently working on the third book of the “In The Sydney Underworld” series, and would like to invite you all to visit my website and sign up for an ARC, if interested.
The other two books in the series, Heather, and Flank Street were released in August 2014, and May 2015 respectively. Each book is stand-alone. They share locations and a few characters, and can be read in any order. Does that make it a series?
Tools, and what that means to you. Tools, what does the word conjure in your mind? Is it a set of metric spanners, a garden rake and fork, or perhaps scales, mixing bowls and spoons. We are surrounded by tools, filled with tools, and our minds use tools all the time to make sense of what […]
Protagonist – which is your favourite? We all have our favourite protagonist, these are a handful of mine. Being a fan of noir, protagonist Philip Marlowe, the private detective created by Raymond Chandler, is high on my list. He is one of the most inspirational character I have ever read. He’s the epitome of heroism, toughness, […]
Overpopulated by the over privileged, or is it a myth? The Earth is overpopulated, there can surely be no argument about that. And even if you don’t see the world as being overpopulated, you cannot refute the logic that a finite amount of land is incapable of supporting a population with a limitless potential for increase. Therefore, at some point […]
Learning lessons – do you learn yours? Learning comes in many different and unexpected forms. Over the years, I’ve learned a few the easy way, and many more the hard way. Some are waiting to come at me again.noun: the acquisition of knowledge or skills through study, experience, or being taught.Learning is something we do […]
What is J for? Jumping around all over the place, looking for inspiration. Judgement? No, that sounds a bit serious and negative. Joker? Better, and never better than when played by the brilliant Heath Ledger. Such a shame he died so young. Jesus? Better leave that one alone. Jimi Hendrix? Maybe we’ll finish with a […]
If course language offends you, leave, have a great day, and call back again tomorrow. Today, I’m talking about one of my pet dislikes. I won’t waste emotion hating something, but this just ticks me off. You’ll see it in many posts and comments, as I’m sure many of you have. What I’m referring to, is […]
Excerpts from two books of The Sydney Quartet It’s been a busy few weeks in many ways, as I prepare for the publication of Flank Street, and start those spring jobs in the garden. I’ve also been working on the third book of the Sydney Underworld Quartet. Today I’m taking the easy path, and pasting some […]