Australian author known for such works of youthful mature literature as The Watertower Series, Unusual Objects, and Gothic Hospital. He graduated through the University of sunlight Coast and afterwards came back to his alma mater being a Teacher of Creative Composing. Before learning to be a instructor and article writer, he proved helpful for ten years as a style draftsman. He was raised in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. He and his wife Christine elevated two daughters and one boy. He and Ellie Chronicles writer and fellow Australian John Marsden both became known because of their works of youthful adult fiction.