What do you do in your day job/life? Currently I am a high school Music and English teacher.
What’s the earliest thing you remember writing?
When I was around seven I started work on a masterpiece entitled The Termininator. I obsessively covered an old text book and wrote, with a ruler, the title on the front page. My brother found it and finished my first sentence with something like “and then the termininator walked up the street and bought a ice-cream and the whole world blew up the end” – so I stopped writing.
When do you like to write?
I have a one-year old boy (read: blessing), so whenever I can! I’ve always been able to sit anywhere and write. I wrote this novella while I watched The Block with my wife.
If you could brunch with anyone, who would it be?
Truly and honestly anybody? I would brunch with Cormac McCarthy. And I’m pretty sure I’d be tongue-tied.
Most important thing the Internet has taught you:
The internet has taught me that it can be very easy to be cynical, and for a long time I was. But, really, most social networking is about people wanting to share their lives, or their creativity, with their friends and family. Call me naïve, call Facebook self-centred, sure – but it can sometimes be quite lovely. Also: dogs pooping in the background of formal photos are amazing.
A quotation you have used more than once:
It’s not exactly a quote, but whenever I’m with my Dad, and we find a real nice parking spot, one of us always says: George (Costanza) would be proud!
I’m currently working on a novel about whaling in Moreton Bay which will have much blood and hopefully some hope.