I’m from Melbourne, Australia.
In the 1970s, when I was around eleven years old, my parents moved us from Melbourne onto a farm on the edge of the Snowy Mountains in New South Wales. It was one of the most exciting times of my life as the new sheep, cattle and farm machinery arrived and I learnt to ride a horse. I learnt to shear, and after returning from Agricultural college, travelled as a wool presser with a shearing team to Northern New South Wales for a contract. As a jackeroo, I spent a few years in NSW working cattle and goats, and six months on a cattle stud in Western Australia. There are hints of some of the many colourful characters I have met along the way in Sutherland Downs.
Over the last 30 years, I’ve worked in the Construction Materials and Engineering sectors, mostly in management roles. I’ve met many colourful and fascinating people in this time.
I’ve always loved to write stories and speeches and to present my observations of people and characters in a fun and engaging way.
I started writing my first book, Sutherland Downs, about 10 years ago, often on the train after work during an hour-long commute. I am currently working on my second book, which will be released in July 2021.