NOVEMBER 13, 2017: We welcome our newest author to the Evolved Publishing Team.
I’m a freelance writer and filmmaker, born in 1975 in The Gong, who now lives in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia with my wife and two sons.
I used to make my own mystery books in the fourth grade by typing them out on an old Olivetti, and I drew my first five-fingered human being when I was four years old.
In 2004, I pitched a comic series to Image Comics, and I contributed cartoons and designed a cover for the Litmus Journal of Melbourne in 2007.
I worked with the Victims of Crime department in Sydney, rubbing shoulders with ex-cons and stand over men, and sought restitution for their victims.
In 2014, I founded a production company, Glitchfilms, alongside my producing partner. In 2015, I wrote and directed an independent horror film, The Lights, which was released in selected cinemas. I self-published the tie-in, behind-the-scenes eBook, Dark Light: How to Get Your Horror Film into Cinemas.
I write every day and try to put some of myself into my writing. My passion is crime fiction, and my favourite authors include Karin Slaughter and Michael Robotham. I also love graphic novels by Neil Gaiman and Grant Morrison.
PI Kowalski peels back the layers of a sunny, idyllic Aussie town, and exposes the darkness underneath.
PI Matt Kowalski’s first case is personal. When his uncle coerces him to investigate the brutal murder of a cousin he barely knew, he can hardly refuse—besides, he needs the money. Still, he feels too old to be wearing all black in The Gong, a beach town in New South Wales.
Clues point him in many directions, including an ex-bikie ice trafficker, two masked figures in a warehouse, and even the victim’s fiancée, who may have wanted Matt’s cousin out of her way.
Now, Matt has unwittingly exposed those he loves to a ruthless black-racketeering syndicate, and he must track a killer before they take out his family.
On his own and up against heavy odds, he exposes a horrific crime with devastating consequences, which will affect the town forever.