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
I recently had the pleasure of writing a guest blog for the fine folks at Aussie Reviews. I chose to write about the real life poets who inspired the creation of the Unknown Digger in my novel Where the Line Breaks. When I started researching Australian war poets for my book, I quickly realised I… Continue reading Aussie Reviews Guest Blog
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
My short story 'Love-You-Lots' was published by Litro US as part of their #FridayFlash series on Friday 19th February 2021. Litro is a literary and creative arts platform that champions emerging writers from around the world, in print and online. You can read the story by clicking here.
My short story 'Apocalypse' was published in the first edition of The Marble Hand Literary Magazine on 1st May 2020. You can read it, and the other poems and short pieces that make up the issue, online at https://themarblehand.weebly.com/first-edition.html Written in 2018, 'Apocalypse' was one of the Highly Commended entries in the Manchester Fiction Prize… Continue reading Apocalypse
I have thought about trivialising this paring its bass notes down to a simplified list or hiding behind cheap laughs, faced with impossible tasks I have been known to panic left with only my poor excuses. Unwilling to accept that I am unable to do justice. What words would work to describe a half-dream to… Continue reading Untitled
Every day I must I tell myself. Write and whether it's the hell of holes or the height of sophistication I will honour my family debt. Turn my thoughts to desert life and make believe dogs or war dogs coming out with gross approximations of the real stuff. Punktual as opposed to spunktual or should that… Continue reading I Tell Myself
I can't get my head around kissing you this morning and tonight my heart beating ten hours on a plane away Lying here awake and the emptiness in my chest fluttering a hummingbird looking for a home And even with my eyes closed the pupils have pins in them Searching you out
Two foxes entwined upon a feather bed Twin suns shining on a sleeping world A pair of hearts running to a classic air A bubble, raindrops on an upturned tongue.