Books and Stories

FICTION – Novels

My book The Pale (a sci-fi novel in which the genetically modified talking dogs show more compassion to the abandoned children than all the half-machine humans inside the massive post-cataclysm city) was published by the awesome Odyssey Books – where books are an adventure – in SEPTEMBER 2017.



The second instalment in the trilogy, called Broad Plain Darkening, was published by Odyssey Books on October 20th 2018. The wonderful canini return!

My WWI novel, The Stars in the Night, will be released by Odyssey Books on December 1st 2018, fittingly releases one hundred years after the Armistice. Stars tells the story of Harry Fletcher and his love for Nora, and how the ‘war to end all wars’ affects their lives.



FICTION – Stories

And here’s a link to a short story. This scene is the genesis of The Pale. The story is called ‘Man/Machine/Dog’ and appeared in Overland #215, Winter 2014. I hope you love it.

Finally (for the moment), here’s a link to my teeny flash fiction, ‘On Visiting Versailles‘, published by the always-interesting Seizure Flashers in 2015. Expect handsome felines and lavish interiors …

And you can find more of my stories linked on this page. Enjoy! Let me know what you think.


The Purpose of Futility: writing World War I, Australian style was published by UWA Scholarly in 2015. The result of my PhD studies, this book outlines Australian novels of WWI and shows how they differ from the canonical stories such as those written by Hemingway, Graves and Brittain.



I have also co-authored three study guides to help students make the transition from high school to university. Published by Allen & Unwin, these books demystify uni:

I’ve published some study advice for tertiary students too, such as ‘Slow death of a green balloon: the diary of one PhD examination’ (Plane Tree, 18:2, pp. 24-27), and ‘Multi-crashing: the graduate student’s guide to balancing work and study’ (Plane Tree, 18:1, pp. 30-33.)



Yes, there are some journal articles. Click here for a page listing them all.