I'm a high school English and History teacher.
I'm a father of four. This lot keep me pretty busy.
I'm an Army Cadet instructor.
And in my spare time...
I originally joined the Townsville Writers and Publishers Centre as a member of the Speculative Fiction group - the Centre’s divergent thinkers. In 2015, I established Emerge, a writing group for secondary school-aged students, and hold workshops during the holidays to enhance their creative writing skills. I became a member of the board later that year and was the Chairman of the writer's centre from 2016-2018 and again from 2020. In 2019 I established an exciting new group, the Townsville Scriptwriters, and work with writers of television, film and theatre scripts, as well as actors and those in the production industry.
But I still make time to write!
I recently finished my first novel, which I would describe as "survival fantasy." Unfortunately, it'll be in editing for a long while yet. In the meantime, the piece I am currently working on is a near-future sci-fi that examines the darker aspects of human nature.
Creative writing is my bread and butter, although I also write articles, reviews, and content pieces from time to time. I've even had a go at game design; I have an adventure board game which is currently in the production phase.
I'm also a strong supporter of indie writers and developers - and I put my money where my mouth is. If you're in the mood for some warm fuzzy feelings, you can check out some good old fashioned philanthropy here.
Finally, I do occasionally take the odd writing contract, here and there. If you're interested, you can find my freelance writing services here.
Please note that I do offer generous discounts for schools, indie, and not-for-profit organisations.