Coming Soon: Eden

Dr Douglas Winchcombe was a dreamer. He was last seen on planet Earth on the 29th of August 2018. Some considered him a genius – one of the finest scientific minds in Australia, if not the world, though he’d published remarkably few papers. Others considered him a clueless nerd, totally devoid of social skills, a caricature of the absent-minded professor. Most people didn’t consider him at all. But on Eden, despite his reluctance, he was practically God.

Synopsis: Eden

Set in the immediate future, and told from multiple points of view, Eden is an escapist fantasy, a commentary on planet Earth’s woes and a crime thriller.
Doug Winchcombe, a brilliant but chronically introverted, physicist discovers a gateway to another planet. A perfect world he names Eden. He returns to Eden daily, amazed by its wonders and content in its tranquillity. But a perfect world needs more than one inhabitant.
He recruits his nephew, Matthew, and together they encourage others to join them, building a viable population as they discover the wonders and secrets of Eden and the pitfalls of building a society from scratch.
A perfect world attracts imperfect people, though. Doug’s boss wants to claim the discovery for herself. His greedy brother wants to make a fortune while plunging the rest of the planet into debt and the CIA agents won’t disclose what they want.
Doug seeks peace and quiet. Matthew wants to sleep with Sandra but she’s more interested in feeding the starving millions of Earth. Ingrid is building a university, Ayumu is drafting the Constitution of Planet Eden and Yousef and Sara just want to find somewhere safe. Dakota is launching commando raids on Earth and a Twitter war with the POTUS, while Chief Inspector Branston is racing against the clock to solve the most intriguing missing person case of his career.
Poignant, funny, and populated by an international cast of diverse characters, Eden is a planet for everyone.

Finished the manuscript and looking for a publisher…

George and Moana: a Love Story

I’m looking for a home for George and Moana, an erotic short story.
George is an overweight accountant, nearing retirement.  Moana is a gorgeous goddess, twenty-two years his junior.  But love is blind.

It Grows on Trees

Have completed the first draft of “It Grows on Trees”, the continuation of the Kidman family saga.  It’s eleven years on and Mark’s father is dying.  His son, Nelson, takes up the story.

Launch Confirmed for Walking the Dog

Walking the Dog is being launched at 2pm on Sunday 1st June as part of the Williamstown Literary Festival.

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Coming Soon: Walking the Dog

Expected launch date May 2014.

Walking the Dog cover front Walking the Dog is a series of interconnected stories with the narrative arc of a novel. These stories can be read individually or sequentially.

Set in the immediate neighbourhood of the Parker family, in Melbourne’s western suburbs, Walking the Dog tells tales of love, family, friendship, voyeurism, infidelity, jealousy, mortality and dogs.


Printing as we speak: The Bits That Didn’t Fit

The Bits That didn't FitComing Soon

The Bits that didn’t Fit is a collection of stories inhabited by the loose nuts, bolts and washers of society. Tales told by the queer, the quirky and the downright demented.

The misfits of society. The sad, the sick, the funny and the tragic. The bits that don’t fit.

My father used to tell me stories, when I was young, about the men he worked with on ships and at power stations. He worked in a very male world, a world where men did crazy things. His tales were always funny and frequently tragic. [Read more…]