I’m an Australian computer programmer and science fiction writer.
I live in Melbourne and love travelling. I’ve been lucky enough to visit more than 90 countries.
I’ve always been interested in writing science fiction and made my first sale when I was 18. I’ve had short stories and articles published in magazines, newspapers and web sites. I have been a finalist for the Aurealis Awards, several of my stories have received honorable mentions in Year’s Best SF anthologies and I was the youngest writer to have an entry in the Encyclopedia of Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy.
In 2009 I attended the Clarion South science fiction writing workshop in Brisbane. Clarion South was an Australian version of the US Clarion workshops, but unfortunately hasn’t run for a number of years.
I did a computer science degree at Monash University in Melbourne. After university I worked for an Australian computer games company as a programmer and designer. I’ve also worked as a software consultant and web site programmer.
Some of the interesting places I’ve visited include: North Korea, Belarus, the Galapagos and Transnistria (not officially a real country). I worked in Bolivia for a short time as a journalist for a Bolivian English-language newspaper. I lived in Osaka in for 4 years and worked as an English teacher. Now I’m working as a web site programmer.
I’ve had articles and stories translated into Finnish, Mandarin, Romanian, Polish, Hebrew and Galician.
My list of writer’s problems – The Science Fiction Writer’s Hierarchy of Doubt – is the result of years of research, consultation with industry professionals, and several failed bids for the Galactic Senate.
I kept track of the amount of books I read over 25 years and which authors I read the most. 25 Years of Reading
Lightspeed Author Spotlight: Beneath the Silent Stars Interview
Australian Spec Fic Snapshot 2014: David McDonald interviewed me as part of an overview of Australian sf writers.
Counting Ninjas: In Conversation with Aidan Doyle: Cosmos interviewed me about Reading By Numbers, writing and my travel experiences.
Goldfish Grimm’s Spicy Fiction Sushi: The Executioner’s Hat Interview
Lightspeed Author Spotlight : Ghost River Red Interview
Children Sometimes Notice Things Adults Don’t: Fantasy Magazine interviewed me about my Japanese gods story.
Writing By Numbers: Fantasy Magazine interviewed me about my numbers story.