Johnny William & the Cameraman is in the hands of a literary agent. Having an experienced professional batting for me is a feeling to be cherished. He is currently pitching JW to publishers.
Johnny William & the Cameraman is very different to the Veronica novels; a different genre hence the omission of the author’s middle initial. It is a coming of age story about a young boy growing up on a wheat and sheep farm on the Adelaide Plain, South Australia, in the 1960s. His view of the world and his future is shaped not by the people around him but by his imagination stimulated by, of all things, black and white television.
This novel has been in development for over 20 years and it’s very exciting to get it into the hands of an insider who is on a first-name basis with publishers and editors.
Gulliver’s Travels (or Making Gravy)
Robert Gulliver is a school-boy, 15 going on 32, and gay. He may be underage but everything about him, looks, attitude, behaviour, experience, and prospects are absolutely not. An only child, his parents are, at least, unusual and he embarks on a quest to find for himself the family, not only one he needs, but one, he believes, he deserves.
Circumstances are that I am working on translating this script into long form prose.
A novel about a dying small Australian town. During a violent wind storm the massive sand dune that dominates the town moves and a past crime is discovered. The ‘authorities’ that arrive to investigate the matter are not the police, but the media looking for a sensational story to boost their ratings. A media pack invades. What other secrets will be discovered?
Currently in early stages of a first draft.
This has undergone a radical re-think including a new title, Savoury, (old name, That Mounting Dune) the name of the dying town and the name of a film that the media pack is forced to make to justify their existence. It is in the narration of the film that the town’s secrets are revealed.
Still in development.