The book is for new and current teachers as well as sports coaches and parents. I have de-bugged and overhauled the theory heavy manuals on teaching, currently cluttering the shelves and replaced them with a fresh, modern and practical guide to the 'Art of Teaching'. This book will help to put the essential theory of teaching into practical examples and gives context and clarity to how and when to use them in a modern pop culture environment.
Could this happen to you? Megan White, a young naive girl who wants to make an impression on the world, becomes entrapped within a large evangelical church, despite the infidelity and hypocrisy she witnesses amongst the leadership. Her escape is difficult, protracted and scarred by personal tragedy and pain. Beyond Belief provides insight into the machinations of a large fundamentalist church and takes a confronting look at the risk of passionately holding onto your beliefs despite contrary evidence before you. You cannot help but [read more...]
This is a story of a bricklayer that upon dying realises his atheistic views of the impossibility of life after death was incorrect. Grant’s journey in the Afterlife is full of challenging steps as he struggles to come to terms with a completely different perception of life and death while still hiding a terrible secret that he had taken to the grave. After fifty years in the Afterlife Grant must return back to Earth to face the biggest challenge of his life. A challenge that may decide the fate of every person on the [read more...]
From a slight sneeze to incoherent speech. From amnesia to an emotional fragile state. Man Flu has been associated with the most shocking, the most dreadful and the most life threatening virus to hit the male population since the birth of Adam so many eons ago. What we thought was a simple gesture of Eve handing over the apple to Adam, was in fact, for all reasoning, her way of simply stating "An apple a day will keep the Doctor away". Little did she know, back then, that this little apple was to represent so much. As life has [read more...]
If thirteen year old Flynn could change two things about his life, firstly he’d be an only child. Goodbye Elliot! Secondly, he’d look like The Terminator so no-one would ever pick on him again. No way, Man! That included his parents, his brother, old Grumble-bum the school principal and some of the boys in his grade. That was just was about everybody, except his friend Terry and Samantha Grey, who keeps telling him she’s going to marry him when they grow up. Flynn dreams of owning a Kawasaki trail bike so he can [read more...]
The moment Joseph Simpson’s boot was found at the fire he became a suspect. It was no secret Joseph had it in for John Taylor, the man who opened a blacksmith shop in opposition to him. Was Joseph so resentful he would set fire to the man’s hay shed? Set in Deniliquin in the 1800’s, this is a true story about opportunity, family life and conflict.
This is a rock n roll fiction that spans 23 years and two generations of aspiring young musicians. Its journey begins in Reanton in 1989, a time and place where long haired music culture set the ground rules for the fickle teenage social scene. A young outsider with very definite ideas that the established style of music has become inbred strove to do something new. Mallory Kendall ran against the grain but was visionary and a few people saw it at the time, but the little things she said and did had a knock on effect that left the [read more...]
The Forgotten Holocaust, a story of the forgotten Romani holocaust, encompasses a rich cast of characters, both Romani and Gadje (non-Romani), set over three generations, stretching from England, Holland and Poland to life in a new world. The holocaust story that history swept under the carpet ... Can you ever truly escape past nightmares that dog your footsteps? Or do you confront them head on, so that you can live the rest of your life in peace? Auschwitz prisoner Gil Webb suffers the unremitting brutal terror of the [read more...]
This Flanders is the third in a trilogy of ballads. The lead ballad in this book – which is the book’s title – is a dedication to Australia’s World War 1 Diggers and honours their memory. There follows a variegated collection of verse telling stories of celebrated people and events of the past; of iconic places, right down to the hard yakka of ordinary men trying to make some sense of life and its hardships. This book is, in a sense, a train ride. Turning each page is like pulling into each station where you will discover that each [read more...]