I am a contract screenplay writer who is currently working for Pro Isle Publishing. My career includes being a Fisheries Biologist and science teacher, but I turned to writing full time six years ago. In that time, I have published seven books in two genres: historical fiction and wildlife adventures (see below) and written three screenplays. I am currently working on another three.
I am a member of the Australian Writers Guild (AWG) and expanded my contacts on social media to include screenwriting networks like Coverfly. Then I joined the ISA.
I am currently working as a script writer for two authors, turning their books into screenplays: Reminiscences of a Reluctant Spy by Roma Ravn and The Akempis Connection by Michael Kelly.
2021 Contract screenplay writer for ProIsle Publications
2015-2021 Writer and self-publisher (Bilby Publications)
1998-2012 High School Teacher, primarily Science but over the years I taught just about every subject at least once. I also worked for my school by applying for grants which netted my high school about a half a million dollars in grants over a number of years. That certainly developed my writing skills.
1986- 2003 Freelance writer and self-publisher of three books, now out of print (see below)
Screenwriting Course, University of East Anglia UK 2020
Graduate Diploma of Education, University of New England, Australia 1998
BSc (Honours) in Zoology, Canterbury University Christchurch, NZ 1971
Award winning author
Script writing and editing
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
A strong work ethic and self-discipline
Framed! Based on my book, Framed! A Young Boy’s Fight to Survive in the Wild Australian Bush
African Sorceress Based on my books, the African Sorceress series
A Reluctant Spy Based on the book Reminiscences of a Reluctant Spy by Roma Ravn
The Akempis Connection Based on the book of the same name by Michael Kelly
A. Historical Fiction
2017 Framed! A Young Boy’s Fight to Survive in the Wild Australian Bush ISBN 978 1 951193 18 8
2018 African Sorceress – A Warrior is Forged ISBN 978 1 9845 0292 9
2019 African Sorceress – War on the Sahel ISBN 978 1 7960 0976 7 (won an Honourable Mention in the 2020 Eric Hoffer Book Awards)
B. Wildlife Adventures
2015 Walpajirri: The Legend of an Easter Bilby – The Adventures of a Rabbit-eared Bandicoot in the Australian Desert. 2nd Ed. ISBN 978 1 7960 0163 1
2016 Platypus Dreaming – The Adventures of One Lucky Platypus and Her Friends ISBN 978 1 7960 0456 4
2020 How Wombat Saved Her Friends – A Tale of Hope Ebook ASIN B084Z5K9Q8
2020 How Feather the Flying Possum Found a Home – A Tale of Courage Ebook ASIN B086DCT6NH
OUT OF PRINT BOOKS
1994 Walpajirri: The Legend of the Easter Bilby ISBN 0 646 23321 1
2003 An Australian Bush Colouring and Activity Book ISBN 0 9586752 5 2
2003 Fleastory ISBN 0 9586752 4 4