I was born in Melbourne Australia, to Scottish immigrant parents – growing up in the city’s outer east. Having spent considerable time living abroad in the U.S., Canada and Europe and travelling throughout the Middle East and Asia, I returned to my hometown where learning languages and writing have become my passions.

Alliance of Independent Authors /Alliance of Independent Authors /


…near and dear to my heart, have the common theme of defending the rights and the plights of the oppressed and disadvantaged. I guess that is a by-product of growing up gay in an era of intolerance where oppression was never (for me at least) explicit but its presence was ubiquitously implicit. The ordeals faced by the people these organisations seek to protect are both implicit and explicit to which the only legitimate human response is to support them in whichever way possible.

Here are some links to the organisations I have found myself supporting in various ways. I would urge you to click the links below to learn of their great work:

11 months ago
A Licence to Write

In the heady era of political correctness, we are often left wondering 'should I say that?' or 'is it up to me to tell this story?' I have sat back and watched heated arguments of cultural ... See more

12 months ago
When the protagonist won’t let you inside their head

Scene-by-scene we record the comings and goings of the imaginary friends stomping, scuttling and tip-toeing around inside our head. Whether you be a plotter and zeroing in on the scene for today’s ... See more

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