Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am a writer from Australia who studied philosophy at university and am still interested in exploring the deeper questions of life. I have written one novel, and a number of articles and poems.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My novel is title ‘A Path to Seek’. It was inspired by both my travels in South America when I was 20 years old and my personal struggle to grapple with the meaning of life and my individual calling.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Not really. I have a preference for inspiration and intuitive writing over carefully planned text. So I like to release and then create order.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Herman Hesse and Milan Kundera. Herman Hesse for the content that he wrote about – spirituality. And both authors for their style. They were/are not afraid to use narration has a direct way to get ideas across to the reader.
What are you working on now?
I don’t really like to talk about what I am writing at the moment, so I will be very general: a fiction book and a non-fiction book.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I have just started but Digital Draft so far has been a simple way to get the book out there o a number of stores.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Be true to yourself. Write what is you – don’t bow down to an imaginary audience or cohort of critics.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
I was so relieved when I read something that Paulo Coelho said. It was something along the lines of: don’t explain every little detail; let the reader fill in the details with their own imagination. I don’t like writing or reading lengthy descriptions of things but always felt like that is what a novelist has to do. Reading his advice liberated me from this misguided belief.
What are you reading now?
A non-fiction book titled: Zealot. A book about the historical Jesus and an attempt to strip away the false traditions that have been built upon his name. Interestingly, it was written by someone who converted from Islam to Christianity.
What’s next for you as a writer?
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
The Hidden Words by Baha’u’llah
The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
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