I managed traffic movements through and around major road work sites throughout Queensland. My last project was as Traffic Project Manager on the construction of the Gold Coast Light Rail throughout the City of Gold Coast.
After retiring to Queensland’s Sunshine Coast in 2014, I took in interest in researching my family. I discovered links back to the 1400’s and even a distant link to the Royal Family of United Kingdom.
During my research I discovered I had 6 relatives who fought in the Great War. I was familiar, with my relatives in the 2nd World War, but knew nothing about the men in his family who had fought in the Great War.
This research led me to write his first book “A Family That Went to War”
After I published the book I realised that this was not enough, so I settled down and commenced writing “An Australian Story – The saga of an Australian Family over two centuries”
In this I have included the stories of Australia’s early settlement and of the events that made Australia and the makings of a family.
I was amazed that I could write three books in less than 12 months, particularly as only recently I discovered that he had mild dyslexia all his life.
My Third book “The Ministry Communications Unit” is pure fiction based on a fictitious movie company set up by the Government during World War 2.
I have completed my latest book Lady at Bromfield and I hope to have it released by September 2016.
What inspires you to write?
I feel that I have many stories in my head that are screaming to get out. I have been inspired by so many writers in the past and now I am using their inspiration to tell my stories
Tell us about your writing process.
I usually start with a brief synopsis of a story and then as I progress invent my characters.
No matter wether I am writing fact or fiction, I research my subject as much as possible. I believe good research inspires “believability”. I have often found in mu fiction books that my research may lead me to change the direction the story originally followed.
What advice would you give other writers?
Research your story’s facts and places and when finished have as many people as possible proof read for yoy.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I self publish my books as my aim is to let others enjoy my efforts. I get a real high with a good review and a not so good review makes me try harder. I never dismiss a review as “Garbage” By listening to someone who probably has spent money and has spent time reading my work I can accept theit views. I can learn and make myself a better writer.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Unfortunately paper books are diminishing with time although there will always be someone who prefers the feel of paper in their hands. Electronic books on the other hand are readily available and con be in the readers hand (or should I say their reader) within 24 hours of publishing. Economically electronic books are cheaper for the reader and the author can make a little more .
What genres do you write?: History, Inspiring,Fiction, Biography
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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