I very much enjoyed Brogan—it makes me want to go explore the channel country and corner-country. What a fascinating part of Australian history!
—Karen Babcock, editor
Following a career in business management at an international level, Kev attained a degree in journalism to then sweat far up the River Nile, canoe down the Amazon, flash countless rolls of film from atop the Eiffel Tower, the heights above Yosemite, the Victoria Falls et al, scream “Ole” at a Chihuahua bullfight, ride elephant trails in Thai jungles, wallow in the incredible history of Rapa Nui’s Maoi; and as convention almost demands, was mugged in Bogota. His articles on travel to exotic lands have featured in travel and airline magazines around the world.
Meanwhile, being a sixth generation descendant of Australia’s First Fleeters with an obsessive interest in Australia’s founding history, he was consequently disappointed at generations of suppression in the education of Australians, of the truths of that founding. Years of fact-finding with the help of other dedicated researchers revealed all and Kev vowed to set the history books aright by bringing the truths of convictism to light. He is well qualified to do so for as a student of First Fleet history, he presented his subject on many occasions in press, radio and television interviews. He is a Past President of The First Fleet Fellowship and a Past Secretary of The Descendants of Convicts Inc. During Australia’s Bicentenary he officiated in Founding Celebrations in Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart and Norfolk Island and for his work during that Bicentenary was created Honorary Life Member of The Regiment of Redcoat Descendants.
His Brogan series is a fitting addition to his novels on his country’s convict beginnings.
Kev recognises the growing trend towards digital reading, so follows the world’s top authors in publishing his works both as eBooks and traditional paperbacks.
These days he travels less, having retired from his Australian Gold Coast home, left his grown family and friends to write from experiences and adventures, happily ensconced in the foothills of the Golden Triangle in amazing Thailand’s exotic north.