The Author

“an acclaimed author”



I started writing my first novel when I was six. I still have the penciled pages. It remains incomplete.

The ability to contort words to my nefarious purposes was something I realised very early in my life. Regular praise from my English teachers stroked my ego but it wasn’t until my thirties that I focused myself into creating books that would one day be published.

“Like a burst dam, rivers of words flood through my being.”

Inspired by a variety of styles, my work has evolved into predominantly inspirational tales sourced from my own adventures and life learnings.

On this page you’ll find my latest books, and learn more about my journey as an author. I am currently on a mission to complete my pile of unfinished books and bring them to you post haste.

Author

Influenced by teen detective, sci-fi and fantasy sagas, I do my best to live out my six-year-old self's dream job.

The Work

Most recently, I’ve compiled the guidance that served me in life, and released it as the book, Creation begins with you.

Writing has been prominent in all my existence, but it has been a very short time that I’ve presented myself as a professional author. With a lifetime of unfinished projects to wade through, my current commitment is to get as many of those books completed and published over the next few years.

I am currently working on Being More Dusty, a mix of story and insight learned through the major events in my time on this planet.

View the bookshelf for a list of completed and in-progress projects.

Allow me into your imagination

Being More Dusty

As autumn passes, every year, for seven days, a little section of the Karoo, a desert in most respects, erupts to life with joviality, enthusiasm, expression, […]

Creation begins with you

Within you is the power to have it all. Learn to trust yourself, connect to your true desires, and build up the confidence required to live […]

Being Dusty

The 11 principles that underlie the event known as AfrikaBurn (and its parent, Burning Man) serve to help us all better people and live better lives […]

The Journey

As an introverted, shy child, I found solace in written words and declared to nobody in particular that I was going to be an acclaimed author.

I was first influenced by the young detective stories that captivated my youth. Soon I found the worlds of fantasy and sci-fi, and began my very first novel, an epic sci-fi saga. The story has evolved in my head quite significantly over the decades since but has not yet been completed.

Instead, I sharpened my skills through creative writing classes, and then in virtually every other aspect of life. My head for good writing was put to decent use in personal and business interactions, and I was often the designated employee or friend to approach for eloquent prose.

The notion of being published never really went away but I also didn’t find my way to finishing anything I started. Part of the problem there was that I wanted to get every book done the moment I began writing. The idea of edits and rearranging and rewriting seemed tedious to my young and impatient mind.

As the years waned, I started many books that also waned. I also wrote short stories and poetry, some of which found their way into anthologies and niche publications. And as I improved my ability to communicate and tell tales, I even created content for marketing and publicity.

Eventually I would gain enough confidence in my work, and manage my time and energy in a way that allowed me to complete my books. Some of these details can be explored on my About page.

“the unassuming storyteller unraveled tales upon tales of intrigue”