Sunset Dreams

Not only the stress of being a good daughter, Amari is also fighting her once best friend on the trail of fame and the possibility to become Chinas next Model.

The Devil's Got Dirt

Blix just cheated death. After getting shot, she was supposed to open her eyes in hell. She's been given a second chance, and the Devil can't stand it. He's sending his best missionaries down to earth to right the wrongs. If he can't put her under the ground, he'll get her to do it for him.

Functional

It’s the near future. Ava is being kept in the Institution for Wellness, Happiness, Functionality and Balance. Her sentence is ‘overt overabundance’. She thinks and feels in hi-def, technicolour. She spills out of her skin with desire. In the institution, she thinks about her father and the person he was before her mother reclaimed...

Dark Seeds

Crystal lives with her drug-dealer boyfriend, Rhys, in an isolated shack, south of Perth. After Crystal invests all her money in their large dope crop in the bush, she discovers Rhys’s dark past. Paranoia and violence escalate until she finds there’s a lot more at stake than just her savings. When local police officer Nick takes an...

Traveller

Counsellor Percy Young lives in Second City in the autocratic State of Union, where ruthless laws confine him to his apartment. Watchtowers and the Listeners survey and archive all citizens; even Percy must authorise this for his clients. Due to increasing paranoia and anxiety, Percy’s work performance and mental health decline. An...

The World & Our Music

Welcome to the world of fiction. The place where every single one of your dreams always gets written down. For now, let me introduce you to the world I'll be writing about in this book: the story of The World & Our Music. The whole thing takes place in L.A in 2015, inside a small condo where the 21 year-old Jake Smith spends his days...

Blackout

After the one hour war that destroyed the world a group of survivors must fight off the legion a group that want to kill all remaining settlements so that they can control the wasteland

Dear Writer ... Revisited

People who are beginning to write fiction, particularly people living in remote places, often send their manuscripts to an assessor, and the letters in the original edition of Dear Writer were inspired by correspondence I had with writers when I was reading their manuscripts. I used to sign my letters with the name of a character from...

Digging Up the Lawn

Miles is a compliant man. ‘Go along, to get along’ is his motto. With his wife, kids and work. He botches the perfect affair and his Byron Bay fantasy falls flat. His wife compulsively digs up the front lawn. His children are troubled by the meaning of his existence. His professional life has been reduced to designing high concept...

Song of Solace

Its 1921 and two boys are growing up in opposite parts of Australia. One ends up repairing steam trains in Eveleigh Railway workshops, a dangerous and soul-destroying place, where personal hatreds flourish in a culture of rough justice and paybacks. Reggie O’Rourke believes through a fluke of inspired logic he can escape the dirt and...

Why the Kookaburra Laughs

Samantha ‘Sam’ Hawkins, as a 12 year old girl, did not want to grow up. Reflecting on the Summer of ’79, in fictional mid NSW town Worribin, Sam was forced to deal with the inevitable changes in herself; in her friendship with her best friend Jono and in her relationships at home with an increasingly violent PTS Vietnam Vet father. ...

Calamity

Icarus Jones never left home. Still living in his parents’ rundown flat in London, Icarus is 44, a paper hoarder, hypochondriac and incompetent museum caretaker. Then big sister Maggie, now a famous author, shows up unannounced a year after their father’s death and Icarus's life will never be the same.

Hurry Back Thelma

In the self-indulgent world of Sydney 1984, Cully is swept up in her advertising career and the arms of an appropriately exciting man. But when she loses everything, she finds herself accepting a surprise bequest, despite the strings attached. She must move to the bush and research her family history. And she has just one year to write...