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NEWS 19/9/23 ESCAPE FROM THE COMMODORE 64 screenplay FINALIST AT AFIN (film festival) 2023
NEWS 25/6/23 THE CASE OF THE NOTORIOUS ROBOTICIST screenplay QUARTER FINALIST AT BONDI SCREENPLAY (FESTIVAL) 2023
NEWS 20/4/23 ESCAPE FROM THE COMMODORE 64 screenplay WINS the queensland screenwriting award at the gold coast film festival 2023
NEWS 28/1/23 ESCAPE FROM THE COMMODORE 64 screenplay picks up awards from los angeles international screenplay awards, navy international film festival, bridge fest and beyond border international film festival
NEWS 1/10/2022: ESCAPE FROM THE COMMODORE 64 screenplay completed with star writer belinda missen and going in the 2023 competition circuit - see blog to have a read what the L.A. Screenplay awards had to say
NEWS 14/5/2022: exclusive BITS THAT NEVER MADE IT TO THE FINAL BOOK (ESCAPE FROM THE COMMODORE 64) ADDED TO THE BLOG
NEWS 15/3/2022: ESCAPE FROM THE COMMODORE 64 AUDIOBOOK IS LIVE NOW!
Hello! I am an Australian writer (DipJ and QPIX Screenwriting Graduate) who pens screenplays and books with the purpose to entertain (I hope). You can find links to buy my books and audiobooks via this site - as well as finding out what I'm up to. All four of my screenplays have been official selections, finalists or overall winners in competitions all around the world. I have books and audiobooks adapted from them. As well as writing, I love retro computer games (C64 and Amiga) and video games (wish I was better at Galaga), the Parramatta Eels football club, Fords and rescue animals (not in that order).
ESCAPE FROM THE COMMODORE 64 is my latest book. Written by an old Retro Gamer for old retro gamers. I can't wait to share it with you! I'm a proud sponsor of the Zappedtothepast podcast and a proud patreon of many retrogame podcasts like Amigos: Everything Amiga and SpriteCastle. I'm also a pateron for the Fusion, Zzap64 and ZzapAmiga rebooted magazines that are so cool. I love being part of the retro gaming community and am honoured to support these champions.
AUDIOBOOK for 'Starfarers and Tharnians in Space' now available for under $5!
AUDIOBOOK for 'Back in Time for a Doughnut' now available for under $5!
AUDIOBOOK for 'The Case of the Notorious Roboticist' now available for under $5!
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’d never had any interest in playing.
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 ensure she never escapes.
BACK IN TIME FOR A DOUGHNUT
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
THE CASE OF THE NOTORIOUS ROBOTICIST
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).
STARFARERS AND THARNIANS IN SPACE
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
PADDY GO EASY - WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU HIT RUN?
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
RUMINATIONS OF A WAYFARER - REBOOT
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