Welcome to Bob’s Home Page


March 2017IMG_0786

I have just returned from one of my favourite places in the world – the Bunya Mountains, all the more special when you have your own place to go to #FantailCottage.
Progress with the 2nd book in the Max Judd series continues nicely and there is no better place to pursue this goal.
As a writer I do find myself asking questions about my own writing – I seem to have even more questions when I read the work of well known “successful” authors. Have I written enough scene description? Has the dialogue gone on too long? Is this chapter holding the attention of the reader? Have I revealed enough? Is there enough tension & conflict?
All very tricky – I guess I am entitled to my own style, but it does need to conform to some guidelines. Generally, I do like to leave some of the story up to the reader – if I provide the guidance and parameters their imagination and own experience can fill in the gaps.

In literature, when nine hundred and ninety-nine souls ignore you, but the thousandth buys your work, or at least borrows it — that is called enormous popularity. ~Arnold Bennett (1867–1931)

Bob Goodwin



Bob Goodwin was born in Nottingham, England in 1953. He moved with his parents, brother and 3 sisters to Australia in 1961 on board the Oriana.

The early years were spent mainly in Taringa, Brisbane, with education at Ironside State School and then Indooroopillly High School. Most of Bob’s working career has been in the area of mental health. He completed General and Psychiatric Nursing training and followed this with a Degree in Counselling.

This experience is reflected in much of his writing, and since 1987 he has written many short stories, short plays, one-act plays, short screen plays and feature length screenplays.

In recent years his focus has been on writing fiction novels in the thriller / suspense genre. His third novel will be completed in 2016. “Strike Me Dead” and “The 13th Black Candle” have had some great reviews and are available in all formats (links above).

Some of Bob’s best ideas come first thing in the morning. He will often lie in bed developing the next chapter, plans for the next book or the next play. Some disturbing dreams and real life mental health encounter have been inspirational in character and plot development.


If you wish to read some brief real life stories click here – these are in 2 categories – Mental Health and Remote Area Nursing. Pictures included!! (WARNING – some are quite graphic!)

Major storm about to hit Top Springs - this was pretty scary!!
Major storm about to hit Top Springs – this was pretty scary!!