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.
Watch for The Jaydus File, Book 3 of the “PI Kowalski” series of crime mysteries from Down Under, featuring Aussie private detective Matt Kowalski, to release in 2023.
No licence. No rules. PI Kowalski is up against political and criminal forces beyond his control.
With his licence suspended and funds running low, PI Matt Kowalski agrees to help find the missing sister of Alexsandr Ristevski, the leader of an alt-right white supremacist group.
Vanessa Ristevski disappeared mere weeks into her political campaign, and suspicion is cast over various entities who disagreed with her progressive views.
Kowalski teams up with a deceptively resourceful private detective, Peter Otts, to uncover a trail of blackmail and murder. When his daughter is attacked and the prime suspect is murdered, Kowalski takes matters into his own hands which leads to a violent confrontation that pushes his moral compass to its very limits.