I served more than 35 years in Scouting as a Venturer Leader (youth aged 14-18) and noticed they lacked good adventure books about the sorts of activities they loved.
My adventure books form a trilogy of adventure around an unlikely youth called Scott Morrow who becomes the hero the nation needs and wants when fate steps in. Finally, when the chips are down in his last adventure, Scott makes a stance and chooses the hero he wants to be.
My fourth book is a stand alone on the fight a teenager has to save his father and his boss after a Police Commisisoner turns rogue and sets out to have them murdered. This action thriller was written as a way of explaining near death experiences and what happens when we die.
I have a background as a newspaper Journalist and also a Public Affairs Officer who has worked for all three tiers of the Australian Government. Also, I have served in the Rural Fire Service, the State Emergency Services and am still serving in the Army Reserve.
My background brings a rich tapestry of experience to my writing and therefore makes Scott Morrow the believable youth who could live next door to you. Also, the scenes I paint and the various themes I construct are based on real areas and current events within Australia.