Robert was born in Tasmania and has taught in primary and secondary schools in Australia and the UK. He was joint winner of the inaugural Feast Festival Short Story Competition in 2001. His first children’s book was published in 2003. Robert’s play Brewing recently received funding from The Richard Llewellyn Trust. The first performance will be next year. His picture book 'About Face', to be published by IP Kidz, will be released later this year. Adelaide animators Monkeystack are doing both the illustrations and an animation. Robert also provides an editing service in all genres (please see contact details below).
Latest Book: Map
Macmillan Education, Melbourne, 2004
The Masons are like most country folk in their district in the 1950s, but when Fiona and Brendon's grandparents are unable to look after their farm, the children must help out more than ever before. Fiona won't be able to believe her eyes when she gets the biggest surprise of her life ... but will her gran ever be able to come home again?
Macmillan Education, Melbourne, 2003
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