Welcome to Bob’s Home Page


June 2016 – thought for the month!!

If you have been here before you may notice there is now a tab above that says “Reader’s Contributions”. To state the obvious this is where you can have your poems, prose, short stories or articles published for FREE!  You will need to email me your work (info@storiesandplays.com or via the CONTACT tab on the left) and then I will add it to the site. It is possible to include some pics if you wish. I can add your details and contact information if you like but you will need to give me the okay first. As contributions increase I will arrange the page into categories. Hoping to hear from you soon!

NOTE – anything published needs to be your own work and any publishing on this site is entirely up to the discretion of the site editor.


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.

A "pay back" boomerang injury.
A “pay back” boomerang injury.

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!)