I have relinquished my technophobia and luddite status and joined the electronic world – Facebooking and now blogging. Next thing you know I will be twittering and adding ‘i’s and ‘e’s as prefixes to all my words. Alas, it looks like my humble ipen might succumb to a life of darkness bundled in my epencil-case.

So who am I? I frequently ask myself that same question, but seldom get a response.

In the modern world where we define ourselves by residence and occupation, I run my own environmental consultancy business called Environmental Writes. This largely involves playing with piles of paper and excel-sheets, but I have held positions in the past that involved playing in treetops, playing with fish, playing with soil and playing in wetlands (seldom wet). When I am not knee-deep in water or covered in dirt I write speculative fiction.

I spend most of my time in some warped reality or on a distant star; the remainder of the time I live in semi-rural South Australia in a house made of straw. I grew up in the tiny town of Harrogate on the Murray Plains, where my parents farm a few sheep and currently I live on the Fleurieu Peninsula where my partner and I farm a few hectares of Cape Weed and Wild Oats.


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