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I was an accountant once; in fact Iím
still a fellow of a certain
After accountancy, I almost became a horticulturist. I completed a two-year RHS Diploma course but it was a misguided period in my life. Fighting bindweed and wet clay consumes too much energy, which Iíd rather reserve for writing and pleasurable, leisurable things like sailing boats and riding bikes.
Iíve indulged in creative fiction almost
from the time I was first able to write. Of course I didnít know it was called
that then but I still have stories I wrote as a small child. I was first
published (a snippet of non-fiction) in a
LATEST UPDATE January 2016:
My short story collection Letting Paddy Fly has been released by Ginninderra Press, Adelaide (www.ginninderrapress.com.au.) Print versions are available from them or from online booksellers such as Book Depository and Barnes & Noble. Both print and Kindle versions are available from Amazon sites worldwide.
Letting Paddy Fly is a collection of 18 short stories set in times ranging from the mediaeval to present day and in places as far apart as Australia, Europe and North America. They reveal life in its bewildering, sometimes funny, and at times achingly sad moments.
All is witnessed through the eyes of diverse, often flawed characters: they may be a professional cyclist who must choose between his wife and his career, a cellist playing in streets of a war-torn city as mortars explode around him. a boy hiding behind fantasy to compensate for an absent father, or a yachtsman fighting both his conscience and a storm on Port Phillip Bay.