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July 2017

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

The sequel to Max Justice is rocketing along! 25 chapters down with an unclear number to go. I have had suggestions re the title. I had the idea of keeping the word “Justice ” in the title – which some thought was a good idea. I also had a suggestion of hanging onto the word “Max”. But now I think why not hang onto “Max” and “Justice ” and add in a word… like “Max Justice: Turmoil “. What do you think? I expect to have the sequel finished in about 2 months, so if you haven’t read book 1 now is the time. And if you send me a reply to this post (or email) and mention the key word “Turmoil” I will use your first name as a character in the sequel (limit to first 3 replies only). Woo Hoo!! (no promises if you will be a good guy or bad guy or even if you will survive the story!!)

“It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way.” — Ernest Hemingway


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!!