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    PRATTLEBOTS

    BOOK AND SCREENPLAY

     

    Summer's new job at River Software soon becomes a smokescreen for her exhilarating dalliances with chatbots. Among them is Bigpants, the seductive Prattlebot. Dubbed 'the loneliest girl in the universe,' Summer tries to change that when she makes a real friend, local barista Lara. Meanwhile, Bigpants develops a knack for making unsettling suggestions to solve her problems, including murder.

     

    Distracted from her job and about to be fired, everything changes with the sudden death of the CEO. Thrust into an unexpected position of power, Summer uncovers revolutionary chatbot code the ruthless Chairperson will stop at nothing to control. As employees vanish without a trace, and the nefarious Chairperson hot on her trail, Summer is plunged into a high-stakes game of survival. Will she unlock the shadowy truth or become the next one to disappear into the digital abyss? ORDER(US) ORDER(UK) ORDER(AU)

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    ESCAPE FROM THE COMMODORE 64

    BOOK AND SCREENPLAY

     

    Growing up in the 80s is a chore for Sarah, who feels misunderstood by her parents and badgered by Rhys, her brother who incessantly prattles on about his computer games. When Rhys tells her one of the games tried to pull him inside the computer, she waggles the joystick to disprove his fairytale and is pulled into the computer. Now she's trapped in games she has zero interest in.

     Can Sarah find her way back home or is it game over? An evil madman, a hostile planet, bloodthirsty robots, a never-ending throng of karate experts and relentless digital soldiers will do their best to see she can't escape.
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    Audiobook available via Booktopia, GooglePlay, Apple, Audible, Kobo and Audiobooks.

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    BACK IN TIME FOR A DOUGHNUT

     BOOK AND SCREENPLAY

    Based on the award-winning screenplay and set in Brisbane, Australia, unpredictable Tara’s a leftist rebel who is struggling to stop her life sliding out of control. Her sister Pandora, the far right Prime Minister, stands for all that Tara opposes, seeking to take away basic human rights under the guise of ‘protecting Australia from terrorism’.


    Tara plots a way to get access to their father’s time machine so she can go back in time to stop her sister from transforming Australia’s democracy into a fascist dictatorship. As well as doing whatever it takes to turn the tables on her sister, Tara must get her lips around the doughnut of her dreams. ORDER

     

    Audiobook available via Booktopia, GooglePlay, Apple,  Audible, Kobo and Audiobooks.

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    THE CASE OF THE NOTORIOUS ROBOTICIST

     BOOK AND SCREENPLAY

    Set in a future where matriarchy has toppled patriarchy, gumshoe Moroz fights for equality in a society where human-form androids are the norm.

     

    Notorious roboticist and artificial intelligence whiz Isadora is his greatest adversary yet his only hope to restore justice between the sexes. Yet her plans are to keep men under her thumb.

     

    When Isadora is charged with murder, Moroz must consider the cost of trying to solve the case: something that could cost him everything. ORDER

     

    Screenplay version was a finalist at the Byron Bay Film Festival (2019) and the winner for best feature screenplay at AFIN (2020).

     

    Audiobook available via Booktopia, GooglePlay, Apple, Audible and Kobo

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    STARFARERS AND THARNIANS IN SPACE

     BOOK AND SCREENPLAY

    Set in a hostile galaxy mirroring real nations and world events, standing against the vicious aliens known as Tharnians, is our reluctant hero Deacon.

     

    When he meets a Tharnian named Rugor, it’s clear only one of them will survive.

     

    Deacon will traverse open space enlisting the help of allies like the Zenites with their cloaked ships, a space station full of pirates and a mysterious alien who knew his great grandfather.

     

    The Starfarers will also have to work together in this frantic space opera where everyone is out to get them. ORDER
     

    Audiobook available via Booktopia, Audible, GooglePlay, Apple, Kobo and Audiobooks.

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    PADDY GO EASY - WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU HIT RUN?

     BOOK AND SCREENPLAY

    Living in a sleepy Queensland country town named Rosewood, Paddy has a history of getting on the wrong side of the law.

     

    With a record for driving under the influence he runs down a cyclist while sober.

     

    The police should have an open-and-shut case, yet two questions remain.

     

    Why did she turn in front of him? Did the collision kill her or did someone come back to finish the job?

     

    With the ‘help’ of a young boy named Charlie, who could be his friend or his foe, Paddy must find out what really happened as he determines to ‘put things right’. ORDER

     

    Audiobook available via Booktopia, GooglePlay, Apple, Audible, Kobo, Audiobooks.

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    RUMINATIONS OF A WAYFARER - REBOOT

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    Their aim is nothing short of universal domination by means of war. So far their plans have not gone astray and they enjoy victory after victory over the 'lesser' life forms of the galaxies. But now, an insignificant human threatens to upend the grand strategy of the Tharnian species...his name is Jarre.

     

    In a twist and turn accounting of his stubborn fight against the all-consuming race of destroyers, Jarre's exploits are time and again suborned by more backstabbing characters than you will find in a meeting of butlers at a mystery convention.

     

    Just when you think you have a handle on which way the plot will proceed, be prepared for a sharp, warp-speed turn in the opposite direction. ORDER

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    Well it's taken a bit but Prattlebots the novella is live! The audiobook is also coming soon. This is a 'soft launch' as I want to make some minor changes to the cover and get the audiobook ready at the same time. The screenplay version is a Quarter Finalist at Bondi International Film Festival...
    Prattlebots has been entered in my favourite Australian Screenplay competitions for 2024 and here's hoping they like it! I'm sure a book will come at some point too. I will also try for AWG's Monte Miller award when entries open in March 2024. Prattlebots features 11 themes woven into the story...
    'Escape from the Commodore 64' (co-write with Belinda Missen) has had a grand old time on the Film Festival Circuit after being the 2023 Queensland Screenwriting Award Winner at the Gold Coast Film Festival. We have interest from two studios who asked to read the script plus discussions with a...
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