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'Beetle Creek' has enjoyed great success in Northwest NSW ...its bush setting, and also in QLD. Overseas buyers have also commented favourably. To purchase, visit

Background Information

The Australian bush itself is my major influence. It breeds tough people with a dry sense of humour. I spent 40 years on a wheat farm in northern NSW, destroying my health, sanity and bank balance... but the experience got me writing. My most profound literary influences are from the 19th century - Henry Lawson, Banjo Patterson and, most of all, Steele Rudd, creator of Dad and Dave in "on Our Selection".

Birth Place
Bega,  Australia

Bored with going round in circles on a tractor, I experienced a mid-life crisis which saw me studying English Lit, German language, History and Sociology at the University of New England, Armidale, NSW. That led to a satisfying late-life career teaching Communication, English, creative writing, and adult literacy at the Moree Campus of Technical and Further Education (TAFE).

Additional Information

I am now 'retired' and have a popular email-based novel writing course and writer mentoring service at I also have a bust manuscript editing business at

Contact Information
Beetle Creek Books
P.O. 4223 St Lucia South
Brisbane  4067   Australia
Contact Author: Jim Parsons
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Vist my website 'Beetle Creek Books'
Here you can read a chapter of 'Beetle Creek', win a free copy, find out more about the book and me!

My Novel Writing Course - and writer mentoring
My novel writing course in 20 modules at $19.70 each has proved an inexpensive way for novice writers to get professional help. My mentoring service is also popular.

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