I am a writer. I would like to be a better writer. That’s what this blog is about.
I studied a variety of courses trying to find my way through uni. Eventually I settled on a Creative Writing Major (with Philosophy and Cinema Studies minors). My English study found its way unexpectedly into a study of Old and Middle English, Chaucer and ultimately to a translation of “Beowulf” from the original Anglo-Saxon text. I think these studies have influenced my writing, or perhaps my interest in these areas has influenced both my study and my writing.
I was raised in rural Victoria, but now live in Melbourne, Australia. After nearly two-decades of city living I still consider myself a country-boy. I have a wife, two kids, a full-time job, and a stubborn commitment to amateur football (of the Australian variety).
My first published short story, “A Choice of Kings”, appeared in Dark Edifice magazine, and “Abiogenesis” appeared in Roar and Thunder (both discontinued).
“Enfolded” and “The Beast that Laid the Crystal Eggs” both appeared in Aurealis (#78 & #103). My flash-fiction “The Stories of Your Name” appeared in Arsenika#3.