“superb images…fluid…vivid” Driftwood Manuscripts
“Poetic, lyrical” Lilian Miller
“Descriptions have an almost poetic clarity” LM Editing
‘…I drive slowly across a land that falls away into the distance. Gliding quietly amongst the valleys, no longer on the land but a part of it, cresting hills that spread before me like the wings of a giant bird, flying for a moment before dipping earthward again, colour and shape and texture swooping toward me. Testing the physics of evolution. Crossing bridges. Looking downward into the deep veins of rivers and creeks, following their path with my eyes, seeing them as still but knowing they exist this way only for a moment before changing. Changing the same way as I do. Growing older. Creating a past…’
Riverdream is a first person narrative that explores issues of race, faith, culture and choice. Set in a remote rainforest valley, Riverdream immerses the reader in the beauty of the environment, leading them through an ever changing landscape of colour and sound.
Poetic and lyrical, Riverdream explores the fragility of human nature and how, in times of solitude our minds become free to explore our personal philosophies and beliefs. What is unique about this book is that the author recorded the story as it occurred, using a small voice recorder and notepad to capture each thought and vision as it happened. The descriptions of the valley and the mountains surrounding it are based wholly on the sensory experience of the author and illustrate how the remarkable can be found in all that we see and do.
Spiritual and on occasion challenging, the author confronts his perception of religion, questioning amongst other things his understanding of faith, aging and death.
Riverdream is one person’s attempt to meld the beauty of nature with introspection, reminding that a spiritual journey can occur anywhere if we are prepared to ask ourselves what matters most.
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I am an active serving Police Officer living in Queensland Australia. When not working I spend as much time as possible in remote wilderness areas attempting, amongst other things, to create the perfect descriptive sentence. I chose Policing as a career although now, more often than not I find myself asking why, after all, work gets in the way of the things that all of us should be doing. When I write I try my best to use language that will put the reader beside me, to encourage us both to see the hidden beauty in even the simplest things, things that are so very often taken for granted. I have a wonderful family and a partner who tolerates me in most things. She is the most patient woman I know.