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A NEW YEAR FOR THOSE WHO SERVE
I’m a first generation Australian, with a strong British lineage on both my Dad’s and my Mum’s side of the family, specifically England and Wales. I grew up on the stories my father told of my grandfather and my uncles during both world wars and as a young lad, those things really resonated. I felt a strong pull towards military service very early on and, as I got older, I became serious about it.  That childhood interest grew into a real sense of duty. It was almost inevitable that I would choose a military career. Read More
ANNOUNCING THRILLER BOOK HUNT WINNERS

Announcing Book Hunt Winners

Last week a fantastic time was had playing our Book Hunt to mark the impending launch of my next Alex Morgan action thriller, Hunter: Intrepid 2.

Hunters solved five clues in as many days, including making a wish list for Santa from the That Book You Like store; checking out a pic of me alongside my ex-airborne alumni Bradley Trevor Greive; scouring digital publishing guru-swami Momentum Books' website for the scoop on Hunter's heroine; and honing mathematical skills watching fellow Aussie thriller writer Luke Preston's foreboding book trailer for Dark City Blue.

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LONDON OLYMPIC ROLE MODELS
After being inundated by media commentary on Australia's performance in the 2012 London Olympics - calculating the cost per medal, disappointment at winning silver, and tales of being too tuned into social media to perform - I am buoyed by the story of Oscar Pistorius, the track and field athlete from South Africa. Read More
AND THE WINNER OF A CHARACTER IN HUNTER IS...
What a fantastic Photo Comp we've had over the past couple of weeks to choose a person to have a character named after them in the new book! After some very enthusiastic voting for all our Defenders who posted photos of them in far-flung places, the winner was action man Brett Tappin, who crews helicopters offshore and whose winning photo was taken in a chopper above the Solomon Islands. Read More
CENTRAL COAST AUTHOR CHAT ON THRILLER WRITING
Last night we jetted up the F3 in dark and rainy conditions to the town of Morisset on the New South Wales Central Coast for an Author Chat at the local library. Having thought people would prefer to stay inside on such an intemperate day, it was fantastic to see the room buzzing and all seats filled! Read More
WEST AUSTRALIAN AUTHOR INTERVIEW ON PUBLISHING
It's so satisfying when someone 'gets' why you write and publish the way you do. Yesterday, Drew Turney from The West Australian wrote an article about Defender of the Faith and how it came to be published, and how the author "wanted to retain ownership of the style of writing, the story [he had] and most importantly, how [he] presented it." Read More