Rob in 2012

About Rob

I've written stories since my teens but only took it seriously late in life. Mostly I write Speculative Fiction aka Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror.

Blackwood Writers Group

In 1996 I co-founded the Blackwood Writers Group, a anthology of dedicated SF writers, most of whom are now successful in their own write and instrumental in my early success. One BWG member, with a little help from his friends went into publishing. I co-edited a couple and designed a few of the covers.

Honourable Mention

Then an Honorable mention for my first submission to L. Ron Hubbard's Writer's of the Future Contest went to my head and I decided it was time to write that novel.


The novel became a trilogy (The Restoration Legends) that over a couple of decades took over the writing. Now the first draft is finished I'm trying to edit it as a unit, a scene at time. Yes I have rocks in my head.

AntiSF logo, Map of Australia, downside-up.

In between I managed to have some flash fiction (about 500 word each) published with AntipodeanSF and a few short stories anthologised in australian small press.

The Descent of the Kestrel

Last year, post trilogy I went back to writing and submitting short stories to L. Ron Hubbard's Writer's of the Future Contest. Again my first submission in the new millenium, exactly 20 years to the quarter after my first submision in the last, earned an Honourable Mention. I can now add few more HM's and a Semi-Finalist certificate to my awards