In 2000, I received my graduate diploma in Film and Television from the
Victorian College of the Arts. I emerged with a staggering debt and the certainty that when I grew up, I wanted to be a novelist. To support myself, I pursued a glittering career as a nightclub bouncer before segueing into professional fighting. I won the Victorian heavyweight kick boxing title in 2007 and became a European Pro after that.
My heart is still with literature, however, and I manage to earn a mouldy crust as a writer for International Kickboxer Magazine. Recently, I began writing a weekly column for the online publication, Lifestyle Trainers, on the subject of getting fit through martial arts.
I am taking a deep breath and projecting myself into the icy ether of the internet in the hope of finding that elusive, yet much-discussed form of alien life – a readership.