This is my homepage and writing portfolio to showcase my first novel, short stories, my articles on Japan, a few blogs on writing, and even some of my poetry.
I have to thank my wife, Mandy, who has put a lot of time and effort into creating this website for me; she is just as excited as I am to see it take shape. I hope that you can drop in from time to time to see how things are progressing for the publication of my book. I also hope that you can enjoy my other writing as well.
My novel has been many years in the making, and it is in the final edit phase now, with the much appreciated assistance of fellow Australian author and writing guru friend, Rob Parnell. It is due to be completed very soon.
With the current working title of ‘Gold of the Rising Sun’, my novel is an action-romance-thriller based in modern day Japan, and spans several generations of a Japanese Yakuza family. Even those who occasionally find historical drama not to their liking will discover some fascinating Japanese history on the war and the Yakuza woven throughout this action-packed tale. There is also some insight into the Japanese lifestyle in the 21st century, mixed in with traditional Japanese culture.
This goes hand in hand with my articles on Japan, which while being informative, are more lighthearted and have a dash of humor. It is my wish that these articles will appeal to anyone with an interest in Japan, as well as first-time travelers, and also those seasoned expatriates who have come to call Japan ‘home’. The articles offer a glimpse of Japanese life and customs based on our time spent living here. My wife and I have lived and worked in Japan for sixteen years now, and we felt privileged to receive permanent residency in 2010.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy the site, and your comments are always most welcome.