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Where the Line Breaks Trailer

Check out this classic, propaganda-film style trailer I made for Where the Line Breaks, pieced together using snippets of actual footage of the Australian army in the Middle East during the Great War. Inspired by newsreel footage and recruitment adverts from the period, with voiceover work by the author himself, the trailer brings together two… Continue reading Where the Line Breaks Trailer

Where the Line Breaks

Q&A with goodReading Magazine

I recently had the pleasure of answering some questions all about my novel Where the Line Breaks for Good Reading Magazine, the magazine for book lovers. We spoke about writing the novel in London, who or what the Unknown Digger is, the similarities and differences between my life and the life of Matt Denton (one… Continue reading Q&A with goodReading Magazine

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The Path to Publication: Digger VE/6136

With Where the Line Breaks out in a few days, I thought it might be interesting to take a closer look at some of real life inspirations behind the novel, and some of the early drafts and poems I wrote that never made it into the book. Where the Line Breaks tells the story of The Unknown… Continue reading The Path to Publication: Digger VE/6136

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Letters from the Writing Trenches: Gallipoli

Where the Line Breaks is out in exactly one month. It's starting to feel very real. One of the very first sparks of inspiration for the book came to me in a very special place: Anzac Cove on the Gallipoli Peninsula, during the early morning hours of Anzac Day 2013. I wrote all about it… Continue reading Letters from the Writing Trenches: Gallipoli

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Where the Line Breaks Introduction Video

If you're curious as to what my upcoming debut novel Where the Line Breaks is all about, here's a short video where I discuss the main plot, made for the Books+Publishing newsletter about four new Fremantle Press authors. Books+Publishing is Australia’s number-one source of news about the book industry, keeping subscribers up to date with the… Continue reading Where the Line Breaks Introduction Video

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The Path to Publication: The Digger (Apologies to Rupert Brooke)

Over the next few months, before Where the Line Breaks is published, I thought it might be interesting to look at the inspiration and the ideas that led me to write the novel. Where the Line Breaks tells the story of The Unknown Digger, a hugely popular but anonymous soldier poet of the First World… Continue reading The Path to Publication: The Digger (Apologies to Rupert Brooke)