Hi there,
I’m Australia’s crime writing mystic, but I don’t restrict myself to writing crime fiction and exploring the deep and meaningful. If you read my blog and check out my books you’ll discover I have diverse interests, thanks to a lifetime of being curious.

bookworm_penguin_smallThis little guy is my research assistant. Look for him and his friends at work within the blog and in my readers’ newsletter.

A bit about me

I’m one of those country boys that went to the city to study, met an Italian girl on campus and decided to stay. These days, we have two grown sons and a daughter-in-law, and spend our family time on Skype. Some kids move to another city. Ours are a bit more adventurous – they moved to other countries.

When I was young and enthusiastic, I taught Science, Maths and Italian in High Schools. Hopefully, I inspired a few kids and entertained the rest.

After schools, I explored the world of banking and finance, where I got myself an accounting degree – not much call for Biological Sciences in the world of money.

I spent my last fifteen years in the workforce with the Australian Taxation Office, where, although I was employed as a tax auditor, I spent most of my time writing procedures and doing project work to support auditors in the field.

Now I get to do what I love doing: writing.

What you’ll find here

Like most writers, I love to read, and I’ve been around long enough to learn a few of life’s lessons, which you can read as blog insights or observations. You’ll also find information about other authors, some book reviews, and my writing.

Subscribe to my readers newsletter to receive a monthly insight from the mystic and download a free copy of  A Question of Perspective, a curated collection of previously published insights.

The mystic’s other books include Sharing the Journey: Reflections of a Reluctant Mystic , My Life is My Responsibility: Insights for Conscious Living and I Am Affirmations: The Power of Words.

You’ll find some of my practical lessons in Living Alone, (written specifically for men), in the Everyday Business Skills series, and in Field Notes for Writers.

The Inspector West and Stella Bruno Investigates series are where you’ll meet me as a crime writer.

Join my Crime Readers Group and download a free copy of Deadly Sands to see if Inspector West is someone you’d like to get to know.

If you enjoy a light-hearted read, you’ll enjoy my romantic novella: The New Girlfriend.

If you’re looking for a break from your devices, check out my coloring books and journals for adults. I had a lot of fun putting them together for you.