Novels

Once upon a time, struggling to find work on the north-west coast of Tasmania, I set out to write novels for a living. I had three objectives in mind:

  1. Secure a career I could travel with
  2. Make enough money to be financially independent
  3. Position myself so that it would be relatively easy to migrate to another country (I was in love..)
  4. Be doing what I love for a living!

Well, I succeeded at producing two novels, and these days I’m here writing on less ambitious (and one might argue less naive) terms.

Tadpole (2009)

Tadpole

Tadpole (YA 16+) (Goodreads) tells the story of Danny and Alisha, two damaged teenagers from dysfunctional homes who set out to find a new life, alone, outside of society. Touring a countryside of small towns and cheap hotels, vibrant cities and all manner of strange and psychopathic characters, Tadpole is a road trip for the mind, and a haven for those who, like Danny and Alisha, feel isolated and disconnected.

Tadpole is a dark adventure you won’t forget. A violent, romantic road trip of two against the world.

Warning: This story was written for and dedicated to those who, like Danny and Alisha,  may have suffered childhood abuse. I believe that these matters are best placed in the open, and spoken about, because it is only under ignorance and denial that the abuse of human rights can flourish. As a result, I cannot recommend this novel for young people from sheltered backgrounds, and absolutely do not recommend it for those under the age of 15. I suggest caution for those sensitive to triggering. For those of you still in the game, I hope this story speaks to you.

Zero Day (2010)

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Zero Day (Goodreads) is a dystopian thriller set in a dead America of the future. The earth has eroded into desert and Government rules. If you’re a gamer, think of a Fallout novel written by someone who’d never played it!

In New San Francisco, a cabal of businessmen contrive control through military force, and the mouthpiece of “Jeremy Rockstar”: a local musician turned rock god, manipulated into servitude. Tiring of his hollow celebrity, Jeremy purposefully disappears, escaping into the city. Destitute civilians, a loyal, but numb middle-class, and an armed underground rebellion. Rediscovering his beginnings, and a notion of the liberty that could be, Jeremy returns as a leader, one whom might inspire a return to the original American dream.

Other projects

2013

No Planet Like Home was first established as a pseudonymous blog for citizen journalism, in the spirit of Hunter S Thompson.

2014

The Android was established as an online serial

2016

Co-writing ‘Click’, a film script

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