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"You've Got to Sleep With Your Mum and Dad" is now available on Amazon. Childhood angst, marathon swimming, international exploitation and the threat of impending pinniped intimacy. on 2014-08-13
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Have a look at my page on Amazon. Still plenty of summer left for challenging literature. on 2014-08-13
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Check out my Amazon Kindle page. 'The Baby Who Killed People for Money' is now available. An utterly charming child with a unique and lucrative skill. A father with no defence against his daughter's impulses. Would you take your little girl around Europe for a spot of murder tourism? Of course you would. on 2014-06-30
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My story on the Tate gallery website on 2013-11-11
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A Thousand Natural Shocks An anthology that includes two of my stories. Available now at Amazon. on 2013-11-11
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Posted April 21, 2014
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Available for Amazon Kindle in the US, UK and Australia.

Three generations of women show the effects of exposure to iodine isotopes after a Soviet radiation leak. A desperately ill woman waits for her liver to arrive from Asia. A hallucinogenic jellyfish off the coast of Hawaii sparks off a compulsive quest for the ultimate extreme sport. A hypnotist is targeted by a schoolgirl. These shocks all happen when contact is made between different cultures, species, substances. The stories in The Shock of Contact show people losing control of everything because of the devastation of the unfamiliar.

Short Story Collection: 200 pages
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Read Jellywish from The Shock of Contact

Click here to hear a reading of Reverberations at RADA.

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Posted April 21, 2014
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Posted April 20, 2014
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When my girlfriend (now wife) first came to Australia, we met my family then set off on a road trip of south-eastern Australia. The idea was to introduce her to the more accessible parts of the country and see some nice scenery. We had the usual wildlife experiences – feeding rosellas in the Grampians, catching water dragons in Manly, hitting a kangaroo in my parents’ car – and a few that I didn’t expect.

As a veteran of Australia, I didn’t think I would see anything new. I thought we were lucky finding echidnas in Kangaroo Island and near the Grampians. Then on a trip to see a cave full of glow worms near Bowral, a wombat ran past us. I had never seen wombats in the wild before.

We took a random route from Melbourne to Canberra, ending up late one evening at Bombala. We found somewhere to stay. As we were checking in, the landlady said, ‘I suppose you’ve come up to see the platypuses.’ We got a few details and went to bed. Getting up before sunrise in a mountain winter wasn’t the ideal start to the day but we rugged up and went out. We hadn’t reached the river before we met a man who said, ‘Old Larry’s out in the centre pool’. What this meant was that the patriarch of the local platypus population was swimming about, very obviously and unconcernedly.

The place seemed to be crawling with the things. We later found out that this was supposed to be the best place in the world for seeing the platypus in the wild.

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Posted April 19, 2014
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Not just Nemrut Dağı. A wild and rocky province.

The opera had a small cast but the stage setting was immense.

The opera had a small cast but the stage setting was immense.

Don Quixote's auditions for Sancho Panza were not going well.

Don Quixote's auditions for Sancho Panza were not going well.

What's brown and steams out of cows backwards?

What's brown and steams out of cows backwards?

The tanning salons in Adiyaman were very down-to-earth

The tanning salons in Adiyaman were down-to-earth

King Mithridates hosts 'How to look good naked'.

King Mithridates hosts 'How to look good naked'.

'This quicksand just cracks me up.'

'This quicksand just cracks me up.'

The custodians of Nemrut Dağı

The custodians of Nemrut Dağı were off their faces.

'Isn't it time you let the cat in, Antiochus?'

'Isn't it time you let the cat in, Antiochus?'

'Standards of care at the Bellevue home were under question.'

'Standards of care at the Bellevue home were under question.'

To be kind, the zoo in Adiyaman could best be decribed as basic.

The zoo in Adiyaman could best be decribed as basic.

'I'm not really impressed with immortality.'

'I'm not impressed with immortality.'

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Posted April 18, 2014
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I don’t seem to have any pictures from the city of Adana. I rented a car there once. I remember a nice stone bridge…

Yılankale is a relic from the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia. Built in the 11th and 12th centuries by Armenians fleeing a Selcuk invasion, it was later used by crusaders and many others.

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