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I'm a writer of indie dark/lyrical/mythic/transgressive fiction & a computer programmer. I've been doing both those things for over 25 years. I compose music as well, and every now & then I even get the urge to draw. Apart from the writing & programming, I've also worked as an audio engineer doing front of house for a number of Melbourne venues during the mid 90s, as a graphic designer and as a Certified Apple Sales rep, but now I manage Lost Violet Press, a micro indie fiction publisher, still in its infancy. Born in Ballarat, found my voice on the edge of a razorblade in Melbourne; these days I reside in a place that is renowned for being the most boring city in the world.

My stories have been described as dark, poetic, beautiful & depressing. There's not a lot of
action and the focus tends more toward emotions & laying bare a character's essence.

In many ways, I have a DIY attitude to creative expression.
I suspect it comes from 'growing up' around people who create things
as part of their life anyway
& so these things are just what you do because it's fun or an imperative.
Knowing/learning how to fit everything together yourself,
being self-reliant, understanding the whole process,
& making such a direct kind of connection with your readers;
these are the kind of things that drive me in those areas.
Plus I'm an only child with a natural tendency towards megalomania. ;}

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