Featured Member – Darryl Greer
Debut novel: The Election
At an early age, when about to set off scuba diving, he was discovered to be an outstandingly poor swimmer. Fortunately he found and fostered a love of reading and writing instead.
His study at school led to employment in the dairy industry—a milk run at the age of fifteen—and later, odd-jobbing including a less than stellar career as a singer/guitarist in a rock band. Nevertheless, his love of money overcame his interest in the hand-to-mouth life and his studies resulted in a reputation as a respectable, mostly, solicitor and writer.
From striding down London’s Chancery Lane in a three-piece suit, clutching a briefcase and swinging his brolly to hanging his shingle in a hotel bar at Cooktown, Darryl has had a career marked by variety and his love ofchallenge. He now works as a consultant to other lawyers and any fleeting desire to return to the corporate high life is quickly overcome by gathering his manuscripts around him and thinking of The Booker.
Anyway he now has a penchant for skeletons—of the archaeological kind—due to a current writing project. He is fascinated by how much information a 2000-year-old skull can provide.
Darryl has had numerous articles published in national and international law and travel magazines, and in ezines. He has even received respectful reviews.
Now he writes books. He is arriving. The Election is his first published novel.
Darryl lives in the hinterland of Queensland’s Gold Coast with his wife and surprisingly needy Maltese Shih-Tzu. His swimming has improved but thescuba diving remains a lost cause.