Stories

The Guardians, included in Worlds Next Door, Fablecroft Publishing, Rockingham, WA, 2010, ISBN: 978-0-9807770-1-7. This is an Australian anthology of speculative fiction stories for 9-13 year olds, edited by Tehani Wessely, Worlds Next Door contains stories by 25 Australian authors, each illustrated by Australian artists. Many of the authors in the pages are award-winning and well-known writers of children’s fiction, and the anthology is compiled to be enjoyed by kids and adults alike.

The Guardians was originally written as a stand-alone story, but I am currently (intermittently) working on a novel that develops its characters and ideas.

The Jewels of Loki, included in Refuge, Ginninderra Press, Canberra 2004, ISBN 1 74027 273 0.
The Refuge collection contains the ten shortlisted stories from the Ginninderra Press 2004 short story competition for writing for children. Inspired by the theme of refuge, the stories range from humour and fantasy through golden memories of the past to the bitter memories of war and the problems of settling in a new and very foreign country.

The Mythical King on the Mythical Mountain. originally published in Despatches, volume 3, 1991, at the Australian Defence Force Academy.

The Forest of Dreams, a small, self-published combination of guided meditation and haiku journey.

Picture Books

Threadbare Fred Bear, illustrated by Annette Schneider, Irrepressible Press, Canberra 2005.
A story about love, forgetfulness and renewed appreciation for the value of old, much-loved friends as a teddy bear is passed from one generation to the next.

The Bushfire Wind, illustrated by Caroline Ambrus, Irrepressible Press, Canberra 2006.
In January 2003 Canberra was devastated by a major bushfire. Over 400 houses were destroyed, along with huge tracts of bushland, farmland and forest plantation.

This book began as a set of pictures by Caroline, inspired by but not specifically illustrating the Canberra fire, and she asked me to write a narrative that would link them. This picture book looks at the impact of a fire on different animals, how they react to the danger and how the survivors cope afterward. Despite the devastation, the Australian environment has adapted to and been shaped by fire; the book ends on a positive note, making clear that in time the land does recover.

Reviews

Review of “In Hollow Lands”, by Sophie Masson, published in the Australian Book Review, February 2006. This review won the ABR 200 Reviewing Competition in the Children's/Young Adult category (the age of the intended readership of the book, not of the writer!).

Several review of books and CDs on amazon.com - my ID there is ghm10.

Technical and other writing

Numerous, including scientific papers, training manuals, IT system design specifications, press releases, newspaper and newsletter articles, newsletters (writing and editing) and a sports coaching manual. I have also edited several public service reports for publication.

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