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September 2017

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

September 2017

“Max Justice: Turmoil ” is finished ahead of schedule. Editing is underway. This is an interesting process – getting genuine feedback / criticism on your writing can be confronting, but I see this as essential to putting a little polish on the work. Of course this is way more than “It was good” or “I didn’t much care for it”. When I sent “The 13th Black Candle” to an editor I got back about 20 pages of feedback which resulted in some major re-writing. I need feedback and I have built up enough writer’s thick skin to embrace it and work with it. Of course you want typos, grammar and spelling to be all sorted (& despite everything there is always a couple that sneak through!). Next month (October) I hope to be revealing the “Max Justice: Turmoil” cover. Then paperbacks will be ordered & It will be on Amazon as an eBook. Book 3 in the series is already underway!

I will need to be thinking about a launch date & plan. If anyone has any suggestions I would love to hear them.

“I try to create sympathy for my characters, then turn the monsters loose“ Stephen King


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!!