I live in Melbourne (Brunswick East) with my partner and our young daughter. For a living, I work as an academic in a university music program.
- THE STUDENT (Crime/campus novel set in Gatton during the 1990s): This is due July, 2017 from Echo / Bonnier Publishing. Despite this being my first foray into traditional publishing, The Student is one of the most avidly brutal things I've written to date. Here's a little interview I did about the book.
- DRAINLAND (Book 1 of the Tunnel Island series), HARSH RECOVERY (Book 2) and CIVIL TWILIGHT (Book 3): All recently self-published and sliding down the long-tail of Amazon's algorithms on this at the moment.
SOFTWARE & RESOURCES
I use Scrivener. I love this thing.
I currently use the Hemingway app to assist with editing.
I layout the self-published stuff in Adobe InDesign.
Christian Bentulan from Covers By Christian does my covers for the self-published work.
I Buffer my tweets. It helps me keep my mouth shut.
I'm back on Spotify after the near-endless confusion of Apple Music. Records I like this years so far include: Cruel Optimism by Lawrence English, Music From Fortitude by Ben Frost and the Crystal Fairy debut.
I have a newsletter. It’s the type of marketing/outreach I prefer above all others.
And a Twitter feed.
And a Facebook Page.
I’m erratic in all this except Twitter and the newsletter.
My sludge metal band is on hiatus.
I’m pretty into cooking. I do all the cooking, pretty much. I like cooking. This is my favourite recipe at the moment.
I’m writing a short journal entry for 5 minutes a day. I hate it.
I’m meditating for 10 minutes a day, most days. I hate that too.
I can't drink beer like I used to.
I never go to the movies.
I watch a bit of TV.
I am Robocop.
I read books.