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June 2017

Have we had enough grog to call an Uber yet?
Have we had enough grog to call an Uber yet?

It is often said it is best (& possibly easiest) to write about things you know – that wonderful stuff called personal experience. That being so, my past few months doing some part time Uber driving has delivered a truckload! The good, the bad, the ugly & the rude, crude & revolting!

One thing is clear, that without the existence of alcohol Uber & taxis would be out of business! And it is highly likely the world’s birth rate would decline. Over 90% of the conversation from young intoxicated adults is sex related – there is absolutely no filter.

Now, with all the sex, alcohol and drugs, if I can just weave in a murder or two with forensic evidence being left in an Uber car, and perhaps the serial killer being a disgruntled cab driver, I might be onto something!

“My books are water; those of the great geniuses are wine. Everybody drinks water.”
? Mark Twain,

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!!