Welcome to Bob’s Home Page


October 2016

“Max  Justice” is all finished! Woo Hoo!!! Very exciting! It is now available for pre-order on iBooks and Amazon. The official launch day will be the 6th November with digital books going live. With a local authors event at the Caloundra Powerboat Club on this day (starting around 10 am), this will be the perfect time for launching my 3rd novel. Please come along and grab your signed paperback! 

Maxine Groves is providing some terrific promotion for my 1st two books. Drop in & check out her Facebook page. You can grab copies for review and also see great work by many other writers.



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!!