Welcome to Bob’s Home Page

 January 2018



The 3rd novel in the Max Judd series is well underway with a broad plan for release around October 2018. Whether this will be the final book in the series is as yet unclear. As the story develops this matter should hopefully be resolved. I have a number of other stories ready to go as soon as Max part 3 is finished. A thriller set in the 1970’s at a mental institution with death, murder and mistreatment looks like a goer! Based to some degree in fact and on personal experience as an employee!!

You may not write well every day, but you can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page!

Jodi Picoult

Bob Goodwin 

Your friendly Aussie author 



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!!