Welcome

 

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Hi there,
I’m Australia’s crime writing mystic, but I don’t restrict myself to writing crime fiction and exploring the deep and meaningful. When you read my blog and check out my books you’ll notice I have diverse interests, thanks to a lifetime of being curious.

A bit about me.

I’m one of those country boys that went to the city to study, met an Italian girl on campus and decided to stay. These days, we have two grown sons and a daughter-in-law, and spend our family time on Skype. Some kids move to another city. Ours are a bit more adventurous – they moved to other countries.

When I was young and enthusiastic, I taught Science, Maths and Italian in High Schools. Hopefully, I inspired a few kids and entertained the rest.

After schools, I explored the world of banking and finance, where I got myself an accounting degree – not much call for Biological Sciences in the world of money.

I spent my last fifteen years in the workforce with the Australian Taxation Office, where, although I was employed as a tax auditor, I spent most of my time writing procedures and doing project work to support auditors in the field.

Now I get to do what I love doing: writing.

What you’ll find here.

Like most writers, I love to read, and I’ve been around long enough to learn a few of life’s lessons. I share some of those lessons as ‘insights from a crime writing reluctant mystic’ in my readers newsletter.

Subscribe to my readers newsletter to receive my insights, and to download a free copy of  A Question of Perspective, a curated collection of previously published insights. A larger curated collection of insights is available as Sharing the Journey: Reflections of a Reluctant Mystic.

You’ll find some of my practical lessons in Living Alone, written specifically for men, and in Everyday Project Management, the first of my everyday business skills books.

The Inspector West series is where you’ll meet me as a crime writer. Join my readers group and download a free copy of Deadly Sands, to see if Inspector West is someone you’d like to get to know.

If you enjoy a light-hearted read, you’ll probably enjoy my romantic novella: The New Girlfriend.

If you’re looking for a break from your devices, check out my coloring books and journals for adults. I had a lot of fun putting them together for you.

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This little guy is my research assistant. You’ll see some of his friends at work on other pages. They also make guest appearances in my readers newsletter.

 

If you want to contact me, please use the form below.