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Poetry, Unmasked

Unmasked- Part V

Origin Story In which reality is blurred, we go back to the beginning to discover how it all began, sleep the sleep of the dead and get awkwardly personal. There is a momenta singular occasionone infinitesimal point in timejust before my eyelids closejust before sleep takes mebetween my conscious thoughtsand nightly dreamsof youwhen you become… Continue reading Unmasked- Part V

Poetry, Unmasked

Unmasked- Part IV

Graphic In which our hero does a lot of things and nothing much at all, a blank page is filled, we learn a thing or two about the process and realise that Dream Girl doesn't screen her calls. "Dream Girl sighs, alone in the tunnel.She's wasting all her energy holding back the blood, stopping it… Continue reading Unmasked- Part IV

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Unmasked- Part III

After The Golden Age In which we skip straight to the comics anyway, discover a new level of disdain for the tabloids, encounter a threat, and realise that it's not every dream in which we can fly. On Monday, all hell breaks loose. The Morning Herald runs with 'Dream Girl Sleeps With the Enemy' The… Continue reading Unmasked- Part III

Poetry, Unmasked

Unmasked- Part II

Eternal Dream In which the obituaries page loses a member, we learn some comic comic book life lessons, can't help but stare at her legs, and realise there's a fundamental flaw in our hero's superpowers. Mild-mannered Matthewrough round the edgessits atop a skyscraperlegs over ledges.Sitting there staringdown on the heads andthe matchbox sized taxis andthe… Continue reading Unmasked- Part II

Video, Where the Line Breaks

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

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US & Canada

Looking to order Where the Line Breaks in the United States or Canada? Try the following links, or head to your nearest independent bookstore and ask them to order it in for you. It’s also available from all the usual big online retailers. Powell'sIndigoBarnes & NobleBookshop.orgWalmartBooks-A-Million

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UK & Europe

Looking to order Where the Line Breaks in the UK or across Europe? Try the following links, or head to your nearest independent bookstore and ask them to order it in for you. It’s also available from all the usual big online retailers. BlackwellsBook DepositoryFishpondSaxoThaliabuecher.de

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Aussie Reviews Guest Blog

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

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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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Q&A with Amanda Curtin

I recently had the great pleasure of taking part in a wonderful question and answer session with fellow Perth author Amanda Curtin, the author of two novels, Elemental and The Sinkings; a collection of short fiction, Inherited; and a work of narrative non-fiction, Kathleen O’Connor of Paris, which was also published by Fremantle Press. Amanda asked me some wonderful… Continue reading Q&A with Amanda Curtin

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Letters from the Writing Trenches: The Western Front

Anzac Day Ceremony at Polygon Wood, 2013 April is a very special month to be published in, because not only does my book feature the exploits of the original Anzacs themselves, those brave men who left Australia and New Zealand to fight on the beaches at Gallipoli and on into the Eastern and Western Fronts… Continue reading Letters from the Writing Trenches: The Western Front

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The Path to Publication: Book Birthday!

Where the Line Breaks is out in Australia and New Zealand, and I am officially a published author, which is a wonderful sentence to be able to write. It's something I've dreamt of since I wrote my first Batman poem in primary school, and the time I rewrote a Biggles story by changing all the… Continue reading The Path to Publication: Book Birthday!