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July 2017

Max Justice - Book jacket
Max Justice – Book cover (book 1 in the Max Judd series)

August 2017

Book 2 in the Max Judd series looks like being finished this month (August)! Possibly with the title of Max Justice – Turmoil. So, if you haven’t read book 1 yet it might be a good time to get a hard copy from me (send an email to bob@storiesandplays.com or a Facebook message) or grab a digital one from Amazon. Those early birds from last month that replied to my post now have their names included in the story! (Apologies if your character dies, does something diabolical or sexually inappropriate – all of which are possible!). Cover design will be starting from the day the 2nd book is finished. Book 3 already in the planning stage so stay tuned. Very happy with the combination of action & suspense with a good helping of mental health related themes.

A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.

Thomas Mann


Your friendly aussie author

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!!