All book sales profits will be donated.

For the next two months February and March, all book sale profits will be donated to the Drummond family.

I’m a typical struggling writer, I don’t have much to give, but, If each of us who buys my book gets five friends to buy the book and they get five friends to buy the book, we can raise a lot of money really quickly.  All you need is a phone, or an e-reader like a Kindle to buy the book and you’ll be donating to the Drummonds.

The book is for sale here on Amazon. Here as a PDF.  Here on Kobo.

Here’s the beautiful piece from on the GoFundMe page:
This one goes out to one hell of a guy – our incredible mate, husband, father, brother and son Drew Drummond. Thirteen days ago Drew presented to his local doctor with a headache that just wouldn’t shift. A CT scan showed a ‘mass’ that put him on the operating table at St Vincent’s Hospital not 48 hours later. His talented surgeons were fierce and precise taking every piece of the tumour they could see; without damaging any surrounding brain tissue. Drew and Amy were reassured but the 5 days’ wait on results was torturous. Despite our collective wishes, hopes and prayers, tests revealed Stage IV Glioblastoma – the most aggressive form of incurable brain cancer. 

Drew and his beautiful wife and children, Amy, Ella (10) and Fynn (5) now need our help. 

He can no longer work or drive. Amy (who runs her own business) will also have to step back from her salon to care for Drew’s needs as he embarks on months of radio and chemo therapies. The last thing they need now is to become stressed about bills and the cost of Drew’s care.

I would love to see us band together to offer some financial support to make life just a little easier for them all. 

Dig deep if you can. Empty the swear jar.  Take up a collection at work. Redirect your monthly takeaway coffee/dinner/beer/wine budgets to this fund instead. 

Every cent raised will go directly to Drew and Amy so they can say yes to the treatments that will bring Drew comfort and possibly even extend his time here with us. 

This is the biggest fight of Drew’s life. Let’s all step into the ring and show him he’s not alone.  

Thank you for your support.


Episode 4 The Red Giant

The brand new episode of Apparent Magnitude is out now for 99 cents on Amazon Kindle. Daria and Abby are in a spot of trouble…

Stuck on the 16th floor with a group of cannibals closing in Daria and Abby have to face something worse than cannibals if they are to escape. Their own demons. 

Back at New Town, Trank takes a back seat as his people ramp up their efforts to undermine Daria’s leadership. They find an unlikely ally in the last pervert in the world, Chuck. 

A post-apocalypse dark comedy about friends, family and feuds. 

Pick up a copy:

Choose your own adventure. The result.

Choose your own adventure.

You chose after the apocalypse to leave the city and find a farm… So here are Daria and Abby from Apparent Magnitude doing exactly that:

“Did you know there’s such a thing as a foetal kidnapping?” asked Abby as she wiped the sweat off her forehead then tucked her dirty blonde hair behind her ears.
“Oh god,” Daria said her dark skin turning pale. “What did you just say?” she held her stomach. “Is this the whole true crime thing again?”
“Yeah,” Abby kicked a stone down the road and it pinged off an abandoned car.
“I like a good hobby, but lines are going to have to be drawn.”
“I can edit out the gross stuff.”
“How do you edit out the gross stuff of foetal kidnapping?” Daria held her breath as they rounded a dead kangaroo.
“Well, it’s a sliding scale.”
“Ya think?”
“So let’s assume you’d be at one end and I’d be at the other.”
“In general or on this particular topic.”
“On this topic hun.”
“So is your whole survivalist thing an act?”
Daria stopped walking. Took a deep breath. Remembered her anger management class she was ordered to take. “As far as we know we are the only two people who survived the fall of Melbourne. Did the whole country go too? The world? I don’t know. What I do know is that we must both be as hard as nails to be alive and to be here.”
“I’m not. I was lucky. I hid for a week. Straight after the Sunrise presenters dropped dead live on air. When I came out of hiding everyone was dead,” she sighed. “I think I’m still in shock and it’s frankly the only thing keeping me going. Can we talk about something else?”
“Like foetal kidnapping?”
“Like food.”
“Now that’s something we can do.” Daria grabbed Abby bony wrist and tugged her forward. “Come on let’s do this.”
The asphalt spread out and down the hill like a snake. Cows in paddocks either side of them turned their heads in unison to watch the two aliens walking through their territory.
“I could really eat a cheesecake,” said Abby, “like not be polite and eat a slice but eat the whole thing and even if I threw up afterwards or had the biggest sugar come down in the world, it would be worth it.”
“I want a burger,” Daria stared at the cows.
“We also need to find another river.”
“We need a lot of things.”
“Remind me why we left all the supermarkets in the city?”
“Country towns have supermarkets too you know and they also have these things called farms. It’s where food grows.”
“Wonderful. Do you know anything about growing food?”
“No, but it can’t be that hard. Plus I downloaded loads of apps on my phone.”
Abby laughed. “What? How is that going to help? There’s no more electricity.”
“I’ve got a solar charger.”
“First place I looted was Aussie Disposals,” she smiled, but only with her eyes and turned to Abby. “That whole survivalist thing ain’t no act. It’s all about learning as you go. Adapt and you survive. I’ll teach you.”
“Ok. I don’t really think I’ve got the skills. I like true crime podcasts and woodworking with my Granddad.”
“Woodwork? Like carpentry?”
“No, like toy elephants for my nieces and nephews.”
“Oh so close to being super useful,” Daria surprised herself that she’d said that out loud.
“Well, I can learn.”
“You sure can,” Daria patted Abby’s shoulder. “Maybe tell me about your granddad over a big vegetable dinner later, look,” Daria pointed. “A farm with a huge veggie patch and if my map is right, there’s a creek not far behind that hill. This’ll be home for a now.”
“Great. So how about a story about the West Mesa Bone Collector?”

Book Launch

Apparent Magnitude launches with a book reading from actors and the author, Aaron Lamb.

We’ll have a power hour where the book will be on sale for people in the room.

As heard on RRR and ABC RN, the author of the bestselling sci-fi Pollen series launches his new book a dark comedy about family, friends and feuds in the post-apocalypse.

Kid friendly cafe and fun times to launch this book into the bestsellers charts!

Just be ready with your Amazon account for the power hour, and for $4 you can buy the entire Apparent Magnitude series!

Click on this link for the Facebook invite and details.




Name my new book

That’s right. You can name my new book. Episode 4 in the Apparent Magnitude series, is coming out in August. I don’t have a name, yet.

You can catch up on the story with the first three episodes (each is around 10,000 words long) and with the below synopsis, shoot me a name.


Daria and Trank fight their corners as the community of New Town face threats from dog attacks and from within. New book from Aaron Lamb